Norwegian Cruise Line reviews

Norwegian Jewel has recently been homeported at Sydney's Overseas Passenger Terminal and sister ship Norwegian Star is sailing on a number of itineraries from Asia. Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) ships are distinguished by their colourful livery and impressive speciality restaurants serving Black Angus steaks, teppanyaki and fresh pasta. The line has also launched Norwegain Bliss and, like her sister Norwegian Joy, she'll offer fun features such as a two-storey racecar track, a laser-tag course and a range of eateries. Read our Norwegian Cruise Line reviews to hear from Cruise Passenger experts on their experiences.

Cruise safari
Norwegian Cruise Line reviews

Is a cruise safari the best way to see The Big Four?

There’s a growing number of options for those who want to couple big cats and jeep dashes floating from port to port. And this is a cruise safari.

WORDS BY Sara Macefield . Aug 16 2023
Norwegian Spirit
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What it’s like to sail on the Norwegian Spirit after her sparkling makeover

The oohs and aahs coming from the hundreds of passengers on board the Norwegian Spirit fell silent as the ship sailed under the Harbour Bridge. Couples were embracing, people were waving furiously to yachties and […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Mar 24 2023
Norwegian Prima
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First in class: Onboard the first sailing of the Norwegian Prima

She’s perhaps the boldest and brightest in a new class of Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) vessels, with six more sister ships slated over the next five years. 

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Nov 30 2022
Norwegian Encore at sea
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Three cheers for Norwegian Cruise Line’s Encore!

Is it a luxury ship with a race track? Or a contemporary ship with a luxury heart? Bernadette Chua sails Norwegian Encore‘s maiden voyage to find out. We are sipping on cocktails in the Observatory […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Nov 14 2019
Norwegian Jewel

Our first review: the new-look Norwegian Jewel

We are sitting at Tsar’s Restaurant aboard the newly refurbished Norwegian Jewel as the residual storms from Cyclone Owen hit the east coast, just off Sydney. While the wind and rain batters the ship from […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Dec 14 2018
Norwegian Spirit
Norwegian Cruise Line reviews

Norwegian Spirit

It’s always a gamble taking a Mediterranean cruise in January or February, but you get some great prices. And if the weather wasn’t kind, at least Norwegian Spirit was, writes Tony Slinn. It’s going to […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Mar 22 2018
Teppanyaki on board Norwegian Epic
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Norwegian Epic

The latest ship to join the fleet sailing the Southern Hemisphere’s 2017 summer season is Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Jewel. Sally Macmillan checked out sister-ship Norwegian Epic on a Mediterranean cruise to find the Norwegian difference. […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Apr 28 2017
Cruise Passenger
Norwegian Cruise Line reviews

Norwegian Escape

Norwegian Cruise Line’s arrival into Australia has been highly anticipated by cruise fans and ahead of the release of the line’s prices, Sue Bryant reveals the Norwegian experience.  Norwegian Cruise Line has never been one […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Aug 5 2016