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10-day Cruise on Norwegian Jewel

Australia & New Zealand

from Auckland, New Zealand

In addition to cruising Fjordland with its jaw-dropping scenery, you’ll call on the seaside community of Gisborne. Nicknamed the “Chardonnay Capital of New Zealand,” Gisborne is home to many boutique wineries and is strong in Maori heritage and culture. Fans of Lord of the Rings will be excited to visit Wellington and see the sites where the trilogy was filmed. Non-fans will love taking a cable car up the mountain for sprawling views. If swimming is your thing, you can’t beat the “The Gong”, a.k.a. the beaches of Port Kembla, Wollongong. Or wind down with a vegetarian meal at the local Buddhist Temple, Nan Tien.
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    Witness New Zealand's magnificent sounds and fjords.
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    Norwegian Jewel sparkles with new 2018 enhancements.
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$1,140
PP / USD
10 Days. 8 Ports. 1 Amazing Vacation.
Port of Call
Auckland, New Zealand
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Surrounded by tranquil golden beaches, lush forests and dramatic coastal trails, Auckland is a nature lover’s paradise. The 48 volcanic cones that dot the surrounding area provide stunning panoramic views of the city and harbor. New Zealand’s largest city is also a shopper’s paradise offering everything from top designers to local open-air markets. Learn about the indigenous Maori and take home some native art pieces or jewelry. The fine, locally produced woolens also make excellent gifts.

Port of Call
Tauranga, New Zealand
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Go walk-about and explore Tauranga, set on the beautiful Bay of Plenty. And indeed there are plenty of things to do. Head to the beach or discover Tauranga’s lovely parks and rich history. Visit a village buried by a volcanic eruption and captured in a moment of time – a fascinating yet moving experience. Take a selfie at Hell’s Gate, an aptly named geothermal park with boiling pools, fantastic geysers and mud baths, the largest of which is Poutamu, “the stairway to heaven.”

Port of Call
Gisborne, New Zealand
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Considered the unofficial “Chardonnay Capital of New Zealand,” Gisborne’s winery trail is a must for wine enthusiasts. The region is also one of the sunniest places in the country and one of the first places in the world to see the sun rise. The North Island ‘s east coast city is known for its delicious cuisine, wonderful surf beaches and an ideal location to learn more about local Maori culture by visiting a Marae (meeting place), Maori village or other attractions. East Cape Lighthouse – the eastern most point of the North Island – offers a taste of scenic countryside and rugged coast.

Port of Call
Wellington, New Zealand
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Travel to a Victorian past as you stroll by the city’s Victorian Gothic buildings. Take the cable car up the mountain for a fantastic view, or grab some sunscreen and head to the beach. Great views abound in Wellington: Journey around the spectacular harbor and enjoy its amazing views. See some of the sites where the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed. Shopping opportunities are plentiful, with arts and crafts, jewelry, fine woolens and leather goods on offer.

Port of Call
Marlborough (Picton), New Zealand
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Built around a sheltered harbor, Picton is lined with cafés and restaurants for you to choose from (we suggest the fish and chips). Popular attractions in Picton include a maritime museum and an aquarium. But this town is not short on recreational activities. Some of Picton’s favorite pastimes include fishing, dolphin watching and sea kayaking. Walk or bike the Queen Charlotte Track or spend the day exploring the scenic Marlborough Sounds. Check out one of the many wine tours (probably after biking the track). Then relax as you browse the local shops that offer a wide range of trinkets, including handmade jewelry, paintings from local artists and woodcarvings. Before leaving Picton, it’s time for more fish and chips along the shore. It’s the Picton way!

Port of Call
Lyttelton, New Zealand
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Just 20 minutes from the center of Christchurch city, Lyttelton is a charming port town with a long history. Back in 1850, the first European settlers landed in Christchurch before heading over the Port Hills to establish their new home. Today, Lyttelton is accessed by an impressive road tunnel. It's a vibrant town, home to a small community of 3,000 residents, filled with bohemian artists, cafés, restaurants and unique shops to discover.

Port of Call
Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand
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This dramatic South Island coastal town offers a mix of unique natural beauty and fascinating history. Rare, yellow-eyed penguins, fur seals and the Royal Albatross all call Dunedin home. Equally impressive is the Victorian and Edwardian architecture that dates from its days as a gold rush town. New Zealand’s only castle sits high above the city and offers sweeping views from its famous gardens. Shop for a locally made souvenir, with crafts, artwork, wool and leather items being popular.

Scenic Cruising event
Cruise Dusky Sound
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At 25 miles in length, and five miles wide at its broadest, Dusky Sound is the largest and most spectacular fjord in Fjordland National Park. Captain Cook named Dusky Sound in 1770, as he sailed past its entrance at twilight. Three years later, he returned and stayed 47 days as his crew repaired and replenished his ship, Resolution, after sailing 11,000 nautical miles from Cape Town. You can still see evidence of his landfall at Astronomer’s Point, an overlook where the crew removed trees, so the ship’s astronomer could get a reading on the stars. Dusky Sound is only accessible by boat or plane making its remoteness a haven for birds and a breeding site for Fjordland crested penguins. These endangered creatures are easy to spot with their bright yellow eyebrows. Other wildlife to look for include sunbathing seals on Seal Rock and southern right whales at Preservation Inlet. Upon entering Dusky Sound, it’s customary to make a resolution as you sail past Resolution Island, named after Cook’s ship.

Scenic Cruising event
Cruise Doubtful Sound
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Although technically not a sound (it’s a fjord), Doubtful Sound is the second longest in New Zealand—and the country’s second most famous tourist attraction. It does, however, capture the top spot for being the deepest, at over 1,300 feet. Doubtful Sound sits at the far southwest corner of the country and winds its way for 24 miles, past small islets and lush mountains covered in dense, native rainforest. With a staggering amount of precipitation, up to 240 inches, it’s no wonder that it’s so verdant, and also why most days are wet and misty with low-lying clouds. But where there is rain, there are rainbows, which makes for spectacular scenes, especially at the many waterfalls, some of which fall over 2,000 feet. Doubtful Sound is also home to fur seals, crested penguins, bottlenose dolphin and whales. Black coral even grows here at relatively shallow depths (35 feet) thanks to the sunlight’s inability to penetrate the top layer of freshwater, stained heavy with tannins from the forests.

Scenic Cruising event
Milford Sound, New Zealand
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Carved by ancient glaciers, Milford Sound, which is really a fjord, is the crown jewel of Fiordland National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is only nine miles long from its head to the open sea, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in grandeur. Its vertical cliffs covered in verdant rainforests provide a breathtaking backdrop to thundering waterfalls, misty rainbows and the tannin-stained waters of the fjord. Below the surface is the largest population of black coral in the world. Milford Sound receives an amazing 22 feet of precipitation annually, yet there are only two permanent waterfalls, Lady Bowen and Sterling Falls. Depending on the weather, waterfalls can appear around every corner, cascading down the mountain in spectacular fashion. Rising upwards of 5,555 feet, the iconic landmark of Milford Sound is Mitre Peak, named for its resemblance to a bishop’s hat, known as a mitre. Five individual peaks create its distinctive shape.

Port of Call
Port Kembla, Australia
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Located in the Wollongong Region, Port Kembla – also known as the “Gong” – is about 50 miles south of Sydney. Its easy accessibility to its northern neighbor (just hop on the rail), laid-back vibe, charming bar and restaurant scene and variety of activities makes it a town worth exploring. Go for a swim and soak up the sun on North Beach. Or check out the stunning overlooks at Royal National Park. Meerkats, lemurs and tigers, oh my!. Those are just a few of a wide range of local and exotic animals you’ll see at Symbio Wildlife Gardens & Zoo. And be sure to take the kids to the Science Centre & Planetarium. It’s out of this world!

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Staterooms & Accommodations
There’s nothing like starting your morning with a glass of sunshine and fresh ocean breezes on your own private balcony. Our award-winning fleet offers a wide range of contemporary and comfortable accommodations designed for you, your family or even your group.
  • Mini‑Suite

  • The Haven

  • Balcony

  • Inside

  • Oceanview

  • Suite

Experience Norwegian Jewel
Welcome aboard your best vacation yet.
  • Best Shore Excursions
    Best Shore Excursions
  • 2018
    Remodeled Date
  • 2,376
    Double Occupancy
Dining
Dine how and when you want and where your palate leads you with more than a dozen dining options. Discover our Main Dining Rooms, where our daily changing menus are as fresh as the ingredients, or reserve a seat at a specialty restaurant for a taste of something unique and unexpected. With no fixed dining times or pre-assigned seating and superb culinary experiences, nobody does dining like Norwegian.
  • Teppanyaki

    Teppanyaki

  • Le Bistro

    Le Bistro

  • Cagney's Steakhouse

    Cagney's Steakhouse

Bars & Lounges
With so many bars and lounges to discover, finding your favorite may take a few days. Try a new vintage to pair with another amazing ocean sunset. Let our talented bartenders shake things up with one of their signature cocktails or choose to kick back with good beer and great conversations. Whether you’re hanging with old friends or making new ones, there’s always an opportunity to mix it up.
  • Magnum's Champagne & Wine Bar

    Magnum's Champagne & Wine Bar

  • Mixers Martini & Cocktail Bar

    Mixers Martini & Cocktail Bar

  • Spinnaker Lounge

    Spinnaker Lounge

Entertainment
When it comes to entertainment, there’s never a dull moment on board. Enjoy a magical evening with our magician and comedy show. Be mesmerized by awe-inspiring acrobatics at Le Cirque Bijou. Get your groove on to the beat of our newest show, Velvet, that combines disco and thrilling acrobats. Or don white attire and dance the night away during our White Hot Party. It’s showtime. All the time.
  • Velvet

    Velvet

  • Rock You Tonight

    Rock You Tonight

  • Le Cirque Bijou

    Le Cirque Bijou

Activities
From bow to stern, Norwegian has enough onboard activities to fill every minute of your cruise. Indulge in a refreshing swim in the pool or a relaxing dip in one of our covered hot tubs on the pool deck. Wanna get lucky? Bet it all on one of our many casino games. And when all is said and done, enjoy a pamper session at the spa. With so much to do, we’ll always have you coming back for more.
  • Hot Tubs

    Hot Tubs

  • Sports Court

    Sports Court

  • Splash Academy

    Splash Academy

Spa
Feel free to slow it down, way down, at our award-winning Mandara Spa. Slide into relaxation with a hot stone massage—just one of over 50 specialty treatments offered. Let some steam off in the sauna or recline into pampering with facials, manicures, pedicures and more. “Me time” has never felt so good as at our onboard spa.
  • Depp Tissue Massage

    Depp Tissue Massage

  • Sauna

    Sauna

  • Thermal Suite

    Thermal Suite

Onboard Shopping
Forget to pack something? No worries! Our gift shops on board carry everything you'll need to help make your vacation incredible. Shop from a variety of souvenirs, cosmetics, clothing, snacks and sundry items. Treat yourself at our duty-free shops full of fantastic savings on fine jewelry, accessories, perfume, liquor and tobacco.
  • Colombian Emeralds International

    Colombian Emeralds International

  • Collection Art Gallery

    Collection Art Gallery

  • The Tides

    The Tides

Explore Top Shore Excursions

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