AUD $1158total per person
Guarantee Inside StateroomGuarantee - Inside Stateroom means that you are guaranteed an Inside Stateroom. Category, location, and stateroom...
Guarantee Inside Stateroom - Category IXIX
AUD $1,158total per person
AUD $1515total per person
Inside StateroomApprox. Size: 143 sq. ft. These Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way to cruise. There's room for...
AUD $1529total per person
Mid-Ship InsideCategory IA, IB: With room for up to four guests, these Inside Staterooms come with two lower beds that convert...
AUD $1584total per person
Family Inside StateroomThese Norwegian Jewel Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way for your family to cruise. With room for up to...
Family Inside Stateroom - Category I1I1
AUD $1,584total per person
AUD $1995total per person
Obstructed Oceanview StateroomApprox. Size: 161 sq. ft. These Oceanview Staterooms sleep up to four guests and have either a picture...
Obstructed Oceanview - Category OKOK
AUD $1,995total per person
AUD $2023total per person
Oceanview Porthole WindowUp to four guests can stay in these Oceanview Staterooms. Includes two lower beds that convert into a queen-size...
Oceanview Porthole Window - Category OGOG
AUD $2,023total per person
AUD $2050total per person
Mid-Ship Oceanview Porthole WindowUp to four guests can stay in these Oceanview Staterooms. Includes two lower beds that convert into a queen-size...
Mid-Ship Oceanview Porthole Window - Category OFOF
AUD $2,050total per person
AUD $2064total per person
Oceanview Picture WindowCategory OA: These Oceanview Staterooms have enough room for up to three guests. Includes two lower beds that...
AUD $2078total per person
Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture WindowThese Norwegian Jewel Oceanview Staterooms have enough room for up to three guests. Includes two lower beds that...
Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window - Category OBOB
AUD $2,078total per person
AUD $2091total per person
Family Oceanview StateroomYou can comfortably fit up to four guests in these staterooms, making them perfect for families. You'll enjoy an...
Family Oceanview Picture Window - Category O1O1
AUD $2,091total per person
AUD $3230total per person
Balcony StateroomApprox. Size: 205 sq. ft. These staterooms sleep up to four guests and come with two lower beds that...
AUD $3573total per person
Mid-Ship Balcony StateroomThese Norwegian Jewel mid-ship staterooms sleep up to three guests and come with two lower beds that convert...
Mid-Ship Balcony Stateroom- Category BABA
AUD $3,573total per person
AUD $3614total per person
Family Balcony StateroomThese staterooms are perfect if you want to bring the whole family. With room for up to four guests, there are...
AUD $3641total per person
Mini-Suite with BalconyApprox. Size: 285 sq. ft. Up to four guests can stay in these Mini-Suites that come with a sitting area,...
Mini-Suite - Category MBMB
AUD $3,641total per person
AUD $3847total per person
Mid-Ship Mini-SuiteWith room for up to four guests, you'll love these Mini-Suites. Includes two lower beds that convert into a...
Mid-Ship Mini-Suite - Category MAMA
AUD $3,847total per person
AUD $4944total per person
Aft-Facing Mini-SuiteThese Mini-Suites sleep up to four guests, making them ideal if you want to bring the kids. They have two...
Aft-Facing Mini-Suite - Category M1M1
AUD $4,944total per person
AUD $5013total per person
Aft-Facing Balcony StateroomYou'll enjoy every inch of these staterooms, with enough space to sleep up to four guests. The two lower beds can...
Aft-Facing Balcony Stateroom - Category B1B1
AUD $5,013total per person
AUD $5424total per person
Penthouse with Large BalconyThese incredible Penthouses sleep up to four, with a bedroom with queen-size bed and luxury bath and shower. Also...
AUD $6247total per person
2-Bedroom Family Suite with BalconyThese Penthouses are perfect for your whole family. Up to six guests can stay in these luxurious Penthouses that...
2-Bedroom Family Suite - Category SCSC
AUD $6,247total per person
AUD $8167total per person
The Haven Courtyard Penthouse with BalconyThese Courtyard Penthouses make for an amazing cruising experience. Sleeps three, with a bedroom featuring a...
The Haven Courtyard Penthouse - Category H5H5
AUD $8,167total per person
AUD $8578total per person
The Haven 2-Bedroom Family Villa with BalconyUp to six guests can enjoy these Villas that are perfect if you want to bring the kids. They have one bedroom with...
The Haven 2-Bedroom Family Villa - Category H4H4
AUD $8,578total per person
AUD $9264total per person
The Haven Owner's Suite with Large BalconyThese Norwegian Jewel Owner's Suites are a truly luxurious way for you to get away. Includes a separate bedroom...
The Haven Owner's Suite - Category H3H3
AUD $9,264total per person
AUD $9950total per person
The Haven Deluxe Owner's Suite with Large BalconyA private world of luxury. Relax in chic, luxurious comfort complete with floor-to-ceiling windows. Or unwind in the...
The Haven Deluxe Owner's Suite - Category H2H2
AUD $9,950total per person
AUD $20510total per person
The Haven 3-Bedroom Garden VillaThese amazing Villas sleep up to eight with three separate bedrooms, each with a king- or queen-size bed and luxury...
The Haven 3-Bedroom Garden Villa - Category H1H1
AUD $20,510total per person
Category IA, IB: With room for up to four guests, these Inside Staterooms come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate two more. These staterooms are mid-ship, so you'll have easy access to everything on board.
Category IE: These Inside Staterooms are on lower decks and are mid-ship accommodations. You'll have easy access to everything on board, and room for up to four guests. Includes two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate two more.
- Accommodates: 4
- Total Approx. Size: 138 - 143 sq. ft.
Family Inside Stateroom
These Norwegian Jewel Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way for your family to cruise. With room for up to four guests, you'll have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate two more. And of course, room service and many other amenities.
- Accommodates: 4
- Total Approx. Size: 138 - 143 sq. ft.
Mid-Ship Oceanview Porthole Window
Up to four guests can stay in these Oceanview Staterooms. Includes two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate two more, as well as a porthole to enjoy the view. These staterooms are mid-ship accommodations, which means you'll have easy access to everything on board.
- Accommodates: 4
- Total Approx. Size: 155 - 161 sq. ft.
Oceanview Picture Window
Category OA: These Oceanview Staterooms have enough room for up to three guests. Includes two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate one more guest. You'll also have an amazing view to enjoy from your big picture window, along with room service and many more amenities.
- Accommodates: 4
- Total Approx. Size: 155 - 161 sq. ft.
Category OC: These Oceanview Staterooms are lower deck accommodations and can sleep up to three guests. Includes two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate one more guest, in addition to the big picture window.
- Accommodates: 3
- Total Approx. Size: 155 - 161 sq. ft.
Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window
These Norwegian Jewel Oceanview Staterooms have enough room for up to three guests. Includes two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate one more guest. You'll also have an amazing view to enjoy from your big picture window, along with room service and many more amenities.
- Accommodates: 3
- Total Approx. Size: 155 - 161 sq. ft.
Family Oceanview Stateroom
You can comfortably fit up to four guests in these staterooms, making them perfect for families. You'll enjoy an amazing view from the big picture window. Two lower beds convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to sleep two more. Of course, you'll have room service and many other amenities.
- Accommodates: 4
- Total Approx. Size: 155 - 161 sq. ft.
Mid-Ship Balcony Stateroom
- These Norwegian Jewel mid-ship staterooms sleep up to three guests and come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a convertible sofa pulls out to sleep two more. Also includes a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony with a great view. Because they are mid-ship, you'll have easy access to everything on board.
- Accommodates: 3 Approx. Size: 205 sq. ft.
Family Balcony Stateroom
- These staterooms are perfect if you want to bring the whole family. With room for up to four guests, there are two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and bedding to accommodate up to two more. Also includes a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony.
- Accommodates: 4 Approx. Size: 205 sq. ft.
Mini-Suite with Balcony
- Approx. Size: 285 sq. ft.
- Up to four guests can stay in these Mini-Suites that come with a sitting area, luxury bath with shower, two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to sleep two additional guests. Not to mention you'll have a private balcony to enjoy the incredible view.
- With room for up to four guests, you'll love these Mini-Suites. Includes two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed as well as a sitting area, luxury bath with shower, additional bedding to sleep two additional guests and a private balcony with a great view. Because it's a mid-ship suite, you'll have easy access to everything on board.
- Accommodates: 4. Approx. size: 285 sq. ft
- These Mini-Suites sleep up to four guests, making them ideal if you want to bring the kids. They have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed as well as a sitting area, luxury bath with shower and additional bedding to sleep two additional guests. Because they are aft-facing suites, the view from your private balcony is truly amazing.
- Accommodates: 4 Approx. size: 285 sq. ft.
Aft-Facing Balcony Stateroom
You'll enjoy every inch of these staterooms, with enough space to sleep up to four guests. The two lower beds can be converted into a queen-size bed and the convertible sofa pulls out to sleep two more. You'll also have a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony. Because these are aft-facing, the view from your balcony is amazing and truly unforgettable.
- Accommodates: 3-4
- Total Approx. Size: 205 sq. ft.
Penthouse with Large Balcony
These incredible Penthouses sleep up to four, with a bedroom with queen-size bed and luxury bath and shower. Also includes a living area, dining area and large private balcony that offers an amazing view. Includes butler and concierge service.
- Accommodates: 2-4
- Total Approx. Size: 341-578 sq. ft.
2-Bedroom Family Suite with Balcony
These Penthouses are perfect for your whole family. Up to six guests can stay in these luxurious Penthouses that include a bedroom with a queen-size bed and a separate children's bedroom. In addition to the living area, dining area, private balcony and luxury bath with separate shower. Includes butler and concierge service.
- Accommodates: 6
- Total Approx. Size: 546 sq. ft.
The Haven Courtyard Penthouse with Balcony
These Courtyard Penthouses make for an amazing cruising experience. Sleeps three, with a bedroom featuring a queen-size bed, luxury bath and shower and additional bedding to sleep one additional guest. Also features a living area, dining area, private balcony and access to the private courtyard area. Includes butler and concierge service.
- Accommodates: 3
- Total Approx. Size: 440 sq. ft.
The Haven 2-Bedroom Family Villa with Balcony
Up to six guests can enjoy these Villas that are perfect if you want to bring the kids. They have one bedroom with a queen-size bed and a luxury bath and shower, as well as a separate children's bedroom. Also features a living area, dining area and private balcony. You will also have access to the private courtyard area. Includes butler and concierge service.
- Accommodates: 2
- Total Approx. Size: 791 - 824 sq. ft.
The Haven Owner's Suite with Large Balcony
These Norwegian Jewel Owner's Suites are a truly luxurious way for you to get away. Includes a separate bedroom with a king-size bed and luxury bath with separate shower, in addition to the living room, dining room and large private balconies with incredible views. Sleeps up to four and guests receive access to the private courtyard area. Includes butler and concierge service.
- Accommodates: 2
- Total Approx. Size: 791 - 824 sq. ft.
The Haven 3-Bedroom Garden Villa
These amazing Villas sleep up to eight with three separate bedrooms, each with a king- or queen-size bed and luxury bath. With a living room, dining room and incredible private garden with hot tub, you will have more than enough space to spread out and unwind. You'll also have access to the private courtyard area. Includes butler and concierge service.
- Accommodates: 8
- Total Approx. Size: 4,891 sq. ft.
Guarantee Inside Stateroom - Category IX
Inside Stateroom - Category IF
Inside Stateroom - Category ID
Inside Stateroom - Category IC
Mid-Ship Inside Stateroom - Category IE
Mid-Ship Inside Stateroom - Category IB
Mid-Ship Inside Stateroom - Category IA
Family Inside Stateroom - Category I1
Obstructed Oceanview - Category OK
Oceanview Porthole Window - Category OG
Mid-Ship Oceanview Porthole Window - Category OF
Oceanview Picture Window - Category OC
Oceanview Picture Window - Category OA
Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window - Category OB
Family Oceanview Picture Window - Category O1
Balcony Stateroom - Category BD
Balcony Stateroom - Category BC
Balcony Stateroom - Category BB
Mid-Ship Balcony Stateroom- Category BA
Family Balcony Stateroom - Category B2
Family Balcony Stateroom - Category B3
Mini-Suite - Category MB
Mid-Ship Mini-Suite - Category MA
Aft-Facing Mini-Suite - Category M1
Aft-Facing Balcony Stateroom - Category B1
Penthouse - Category SF
Penthouse - Category SE
2-Bedroom Family Suite - Category SC
The Haven Courtyard Penthouse - Category H5
The Haven 2-Bedroom Family Villa - Category H4
The Haven Owner's Suite - Category H3
The Haven Deluxe Owner's Suite - Category H2
The Haven 3-Bedroom Garden Villa - Category H1
Please note: All prices featured are per person (unless otherwise stated), and include non commission fares (taxes, fees and port expenses). Prices and availability are subject to change due to changes made by the Cruise Companies. Prices quoted are based on payments made via BPAY or bank transfer. Visa and Mastercard payments incur a 1.5% transaction fee.
Day 1Vancouver Depart: Mon, Aug 31, 2020 @ 16:00
Day 2Cruise Inside Passage Al
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Arrive: Wed, Sep 2, 2020 @ 07:00
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Arrive: Thu, Sep 3, 2020 @ 11:00
Depart: Thu, Sep 3, 2020 @ 21:00
Arrive: Fri, Sep 4, 2020 @ 08:00
Depart: Fri, Sep 4, 2020 @ 20:00
Day 6Cruise Glacier Bay
Arrive: Sat, Sep 5, 2020 @ 00:00
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Day 7Cruise Hubbard Glacier
Arrive: Sun, Sep 6, 2020 @ 00:00
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Day 8Seward Arrive: Mon, Sep 7, 2020 @ 05:00
Every cruise fare includes beautifully crafted menus in the three main dining rooms, a help-yourself buffet and a variety of casual cafés, grills and on-the-go choices. From fresh-baked breads, desserts and pastries to chefs' original dishes made with the freshest ingredients, your dining can be as fine or fun as you want.
Main Dining Rooms
- Azura - Balancing classic favorites with the hottest new dishes, Azura is a can't miss culinary experience. With daily changing menus offering even more variety and Chef's Signature Dishes featuring deliciously fresh ingredients, there's always something to look forward to inside this Main Dining Room. Deck 6
- Tsar's Palace - Inspired by the grand palaces of Russia, Tsar's Palace offers beautifully crafted contemporary and traditional dishes prepared with only the freshest ingredients. Plus, with Chef's Signature Dishes and a Chocoholic Night available once per sailing featuring specialty chocolate-based desserts, this Main Dining Room guarantees an amazing foodie experience. Deck 6
Other Complimentary Dining Options
- Chin Chin Asian Restaurant - Enjoy a complimentary Asian Fusion dining venue featuring freshly prepared noodles, delicious wok fried dishes, authentic soups, and more. Deck 7
- Garden Cafe/Kids Cafe - The Garden Café/Kid's Café offers a family-friendly menu of omelets, pasta, soups, salads and ethnic specialties. There's even a special kid-sized section for pint-size appetites. Deck 12
- O'Sheehans - Dine on American classics in a relaxed Irish pub atmosphere. From Chicken Pot Pie to Fish n’ Chips to dinner specials such as Prime Rib, Lobster & Shrimp and all-you-can-eat ribs, O’Sheehan’s has all your favorite comfort food and beer on tap 24 hours a day. This casual restaurant is a guest favorite – and it’s complimentary. Deck 8
- Sky High Bar & Grill - Enjoy your grilled favorites like hot dogs, hamburgers and bratwurst at the casual Sky High Bar. Deck 13
- The Great Outdoors - Outdoor buffet featuring prepared-to-cook omelets, waffles, fruit, soups, ethnic specialties and pasta. Deck 12
All NCL ships are "freestyle dining" so no dress codes are enforced other then in Tsars (no shorts or flip-slops)
Dining aboard Norwegian is about having choices. Widen your palette further and choose from the specialty restaurants for a cover charge or á la carte. Whether it's a cheeseburger you have a desire for, or Coq au Vin, your dinner is ready when you are. And if you book a Specialty Dining Package, you can savor an array of the specialty restaurants for one special price.
- Traditional, tasty and molto italiano. Enjoy pasta with a choice of savory sauces in a casual atmosphere. There are also crispy, fresh salads, pizza, authentic Italian desserts, a fine wine list and espresso drinks to top off the meal.
- If you're looking for a unique experience, our authentic Brazilian steakhouse is a must. Start with an impressive salad bar of imported cheeses, olives, cured meats, ceviche and specialty salads. Be sure to save room for the delicious skewers of slow-roasted meats including beef, pork, lamb and chicken – all carved tableside by our Pasadores.
Le Bistro French Restaurant
- Le Bistro is an ode to all things French. From the art nouveau décor and artwork to the menu which is filled with modern classical and contemporary French gourmet fare.
- Steak is the standard at our American-style steakhouse. Sip your favorite cocktail as you select from choice cuts of Certified Angus Beef® perfectly prepared. And don’t forget to order our famous truffle fries.
- Flying shrimp. Onion volcanoes. Twirling knives. The sizzles and surprises never cease at our authentic Japanese Hibachi restaurant. Sit around a lively shared table as a skillful chef slices, chops and grills steak, seafood and chicken on a large steel grill right before your eyes. Our chilled, sake-infused Wasabi Cocktail will have you flipping too.
Sushi & Sake Bar
- Chin Chin Asian Restaurant also has a Sushi and Sake Bar where you can enjoy the very best sushi and sake expertly prepared as you watch.
Carlo's Bake Shop
- Enjoy delicious cannoli and cupcakes from Carlo’s Bake Shop by Buddy Valastro, star of TLC’s Cake Boss and Next Great Baker, available in the Atrium Café & Bar.
Bars and Lounges
Atrium Cafe and Bar - Deck 7
For that double, vanilla, extra hot latte with extra foam, the Java Café is at your service with a wide variety of specialty coffees, teas, pastries and cookies.
Bliss Ultra Lounge - Deck 7
Offers late-night entertainment in a modern and upscale setting, with more intimate seating available.
The Pit Stop - Deck 12
Drawing inspiration from the 1950’s, The Pit Stop is an all-American bar retrofitted with vintage licence plates, gas station signage and other classic car elements of the era.
Magnum's Champagne & Wine Bar - Deck 6
Some moments just call for champagne. And this is the place to enjoy it. Magnum's features a French Art Deco motif combined with elements that reflect the grand old cruise liner Normandie.
Maltings Beer & Whiskey Bar - Deck 6
Inspired by the lobby bar from the Mandarin Oriental in London, this contemporary full bar has low lounges and tables with the perfect hint of mood lighting.
Sake Bar - Deck 7
Full sake bar within Chin Chin Asian Restaurant.
Shakers Martini & Cocktail Bar - Deck 7
How do you like your martini? Shaken, not stirred? Of course you do. James Bond silhouettes reflect from a screen behind the bar in this Art Deco inspired ode to the 1960's and 70's.
Spinnaker Lounge - Deck 13
Horizontal windows in the floor allow you to look down on the bridge. At night, the atmosphere is charged when the music comes up and the stage becomes a dance floor.
Sugarcane Mojito Bar
Freshly muddled just the way you like, enjoy a refreshing mojito with friends – day or night.
Topsiders Bar & Grill - Deck 12
Located poolside at the Sapphire Pool is Topsiders. This full bar is located in close proximity to ample deck space and hot tubs.
An art nouveau style theatre set against the backdrop of the best of European Art Nouveau. A large art nouveau peacock adorns the main stage curtain and the colors of the peacock adorn the rest of the room.
Norwegian Jewel will feature two new shows – “Rock You Tonight,” and ship exclusive “Velvet,”
Held in Spinnakers or Fyzz Lounge partake in quizzes and a variety of game shows sure to entertain.
Jewel Club Casino
This could be your lucky night! Try your hand at Roulette, Blackjack, Craps and Let It Ride®.
Stroll through Norwegian Jewel’s Art Gallery of original works for sale by a wide range of well-known artists.
You'll find a well-stocked selection of things to read with all the elegant trimmings a good library deserves including a stellar view.
Stop by the video arcade and capture a few aliens, win a car race and fly a jet fighter. *Charges Apply
No matter how far you are from home, staying in touch is easy at the Internet Café. *Charges Apply
Here is one room where playing games is not just encouraged, it's expected. Find another couple and play bridge or test your skill with chess, checkers and Scrabble.
Splashdown Kid's Club
Get into the zone of fun because Splashdown Kid's Club is just for kids with a wall of windows for viewing, an indoor jungle gym/obstacle course and computer and artist craft area.
This is a cool place where teens can have fun, too. Designed to look and feel like the New York Subway, there's even graffiti on the walls.
Toddlers and Family Area
There is a small paddling pool and play area open to Families with young toddlers.
Mandara Spa - Deck 12
If being pampered is your idea of a vacation, the Mandara Spa is the place for you. This full service beauty salon and spa offers a wide range of spa treatments to rejuvenate your body and soul.
Spa Thermal Suite - Deck 12
The Thermal Suite offers a unique experience benefiting the mind and body. Feel the weightlessness and total relaxation created by the kneading effect of water in the Thalasso Therapy Pool, or soak in the hot tub with friends for some improved circulation with conversation. Head off to the steam room to soothe joints and alleviate pains. If detox is what you crave, sit down at the sauna to sweat out your cares as your heart and sweat glands work together to purify your body. Then relax and bring your body to temperature with a nap on heated mosaic lounge chairs.
Sports & Fitness
Basketball/Volleyball/Tennis Court - Deck 13
Shoot hoops, join a pick up game, play volleyball or tennis at the enclosed, outdoor Basketball/Volleyball/Tennis Court.
Jogging/Walking Track - Deck 13
Run circles around the other guests or get in your daily walk while you're at sea. Breakfast always tastes better after a good walk or run, right?
Body Waves Fitness Center - Deck 12
There are numerous ways to stay in shape while on board. The Body Waves Fitness Center is open from 6am to 11pm with a full gym and aerobics/fitness classes daily.
There are six hot tubs conveniently located. Try them all out or pick your favorite and make relaxing and unwinding a part of your daily regimen.
The main pool on Jewel has a seemingly infinite number of sun beds and deck chairs to choose from. Topsiders Bar, the Sapphire Kid's Pool and a covered hot tubs are all on deck, nearby.
Sapphire Kid's Pool
The Sapphire Kid's Pool features slides and paddling pool. The Sapphire Pool and hot tub are also nearby.
As the namesake of our "Jewel Class" cruise ships, you can bet she's got it all. As well as offering some of the largest suites at sea, there are staterooms to accommodate every style. When it comes to entertainment, this ship's filled with excitement: 16 dining options, 13 bars and nightclubs and that's just the beginning. Come aboard and venture into the wild on an Alaska Cruise. Go from scenic views to city views on a Pacific Coastal Cruise. Or travel to stunning beaches and picturesque cobble stone cities on a Mexican Rivera Cruise. Whichever destination you choose, get ready for an adventure of a lifetime!
- Vessel: Norwegian Jewel
- Year: 2005
- Beam: 105
- Cruising speed: 25
- Crew: 1,081
- Gross Tonnage: 93,502
- Onboard Currency: US Dollar
- Passenger Capacity: 2,376
- Year Built: 2005
- 24-Hour Room Service
- Galleria Shops
- Health Spa & Beauty Salon
- Spa and Fitness Centre
- Video Zone
Norwegian Jewel - Deck Plans
Cruise code: JWL-20200831-07-VAN-SWD
Inside Choose 1: Beverage Package, Dining Package, $50 Shore Tour Credit, Internet credit. Oceanview choose 2, Balcony (subject to avail) & Suites can get all! Not available IX, OX, BX, MX.T&Cs apply.
- Onboard Accommodation
- Government Tax
- In-stateroom TV programming (except for on-demand movies)
- Dedicated Kids & Teen (ages 2-17) programming & spaces during at sea days until 10:30 pm and from departure until 10:30 pm during port days
- Meals in the complimentary dining venues
- Iced Tea, some juices in the buffet (for breakfast), regular coffee, tea and ice water
- All entertainment onboard unless it’s part of a dining entertainment production
- Poolside activities
- Access to fitness facilities
- Select onboard presentations
- Sports Court activities
- Use of outdoor pools and hot tubs
Frequently asked questions
Cruising is such a great value holiday as your fare includes accommodations, all main meals onboard ship, onboard daytime activities, and night-time entertainment including live stage shows. One reason cruising is good value is because you'll know what most of your holiday will cost before you go. Generally your only extra onboard expenses could be your beverages (though these are sometimes included on luxury ships), optional shore excursions, personal services such as spa treatments, and any purchases at the gift and duty free shops.
All your main meals are included on a cruise. Typically for breakfast, lunch and dinner there is an a la carte option (order from a menu) or a buffet option. There is so much choice available, and the food is excellent. However, your cruise doesn't always just include these 3 main meals. You can in fact eat non-stop for 24 hours a day if you like.
Most cruise lines also offer specialty dining as an alternative option to the main restaurants. There is typically a small cover charge for this. However, the food is well worth it, and the specialty restaurants are normally smaller and more intimate than the main restaurants so they make for a great place to celebrate a special occasion.
The entertainment on board comes in many different styles and formats but is always included in the cruise fare. In the evening there are shows in the main show lounge (except small ship cruising). Typically there are two sessions a night so, depending on your dinner time, you can always catch the show. The style of these shows changes daily. Some nights it will include all of the ship’s entertainment crew with a Las Vegas style production. Other nights there may be a guest entertainer or comedian. There is something for everyone.
The entertainment doesn't stop with the nightly performances. Each night the ship provides a newsletter detailing all the activities that will take place the following day. These activities may include dance classes, arts and crafts, table tennis, live music, tournaments, trivia quizzes, recent release movies, and other deck games and deck parties. The great thing about a cruise is that you can do as much or as little as you like. If your idea of a holiday is sitting back with a good book, you can do that. If you like to be entertained there is no shortage of entertainment.
One of the main reasons for a cruise making such a great family holiday is the “kids club” facilities offered on board, and they are all included in your cruise fare. Typically the kids clubs are broken into 3 different age groups - 3 to 6 years, 7 to 12 years, and 13 – 17 years. In these dedicated children’s facilities they are looked after by trained staff and the facilities are open from 9am – 10pm. Parents can check their children into the “kids club” whenever it suits them. Children love these facilities as it is “their space” aboard the ship.
NB Each cruise line has limited space on board the ship for children as the kids club facilities can cater for a limited number of children, and any child booked onto a cruise has access to the kids club. If you are planning on taking a cruise during the school holidays then you need to book early as the children's space will sell out. Also, while most cruise lines have kids club facilities there are some exceptions (not common) so you should check this at time of booking.
The chances are you will not get seasick. On a cruise most people do not suffer from motion sickness. However, if you are going to get seasick then it is likely to happen in the first 24 hours. If you limit the amount of alcohol you consume and activities you do in the first 24 hours you can reduce the chance of this happening. Another thing you can do is select a midship cabin on a lower deck. A cabin in the middle of the ship (midship) will experience the least amount of movement.
There are a number of other precautions/medications you can take, and these can be purchased before you travel at a pharmacy or health shop. Otherwise you can buy them on board.
The best thing you can do if you feel seasick is visit the ship’s doctor. They can give you an injection that will give you relief from your seasickness within 30 minutes. You have planned and saved for your holiday, don't ruin it by feeling sick. Visit the doctor for the injection and get it treated straight away. If you have travel insurance then you can claim this back.
IMPORTANT: A visit to the doctor on board will cost you money so we strongly recommend you get travel insurance before you depart on your holiday.
Terms and conditions for this cruise
Frequently Asked Questions
Shore excursions are pre-organised tours & sightseeing options that you purchase on board for when your ship is in a port of call. Every ship has a “Shore Ex” desk with qualified staff who can advise you of different excursions available, what’s best to do and generally help you with information on the particular region your ship is visiting.
Shore excursions can be booked on board your ship however some cruise lines allow you to pre-book and pay for excursions online. If there is a tour you really want to do then we recommend you pre-book it as popular tours do sell out.
Shore excursions are not compulsory, you are free to go ashore and return to the ship as many times as you like.
When you go ashore it is important to note:
You must take your cruise I.D. card (ticket) as proof for re-embarking.
The city or town you are visiting may not be close to the port where the ship is docked, cruise lines normally organise shuttle buses (at a minimal charge) throughout the day to and from the city centre.
You must return to the ship at the stipulated time as the ship WILL NOT wait for late passengers.
Tour costs vary depending on the activity, itinerary and inclusions. There is always a wide variety on offer for all age groups and abilities that can start from as little as $25.
Sometimes you can book your tour, when you arrive at your port, direct from the operator at a much cheaper price. However, this comes with a buyer beware warning. The operators used by the cruise line are trusted professionals so you will not be ripped off. Also, if something goes wrong on your tour, the cruise line knows where you are and will take the necessary steps to pick you up if your vehicle has broken down. In extreme cases they will even hold the ship's departure for you if you are late returning from a tour booked through the ship. They will not wait if you go direct through the operator, as they will not know where you are.
Unlike airlines, there are no luggage restrictions on a cruise. However you need to consider that you need to store it in your cabin for your holiday. There is plenty of storage space in your cabin but if you are travelling in a quad cabin you may want to impose your own restrictions.
NB It is important to remember that airlines have different luggage restrictions, so if you are flying either pre or post cruise then you may want to keep within their allowances.
Cruise lines around the world do not all operate using the same onboard currency. The currency varies from cruise line to cruise line with the most common currency being US dollars. P&O Cruises Australia, Carnival Spirit and the Sun and Dawn Princess all use Australian dollars as their onboard currency.
Cruising is a cashless society which means when you purchase anything on board you do not pay for it in cash. When you board the ship it is like checking into a hotel, you can either give a credit card imprint or the cruise line will take a cash deposit of approximately $300. You are then given a “cruise card”. Your cruise card is your door key (on most ships), has your dinner table number on it (for traditional dining), and it is used for making any purchases aboard.
When you make a purchase with your cruise card, it is swiped and a receipt is printed that you will need to sign. The cost of the purchase is then added to your onboard account which you settle at the end of your cruise.
Many cruises on our websites come with onboard credits. This could be from a special promotion that is being run by the cruise line or because of the relationship we have with the cruise lines that allows us to select certain cruises to receive onboard credit. The amount of onboard credit does normally depend on the length of the cruise.
If your reservation receives onboard credit we will confirm this with you in writing and then your onboard account will automatically be in credit for the amount we have confirmed to you. This credit can be used towards any onboard expenditure that is charged back to your cabin. It is important to note that if you do not spend all of your onboard credit it will not be refunded to you in cash so it is best you spend it all while on board.
Tipping/gratuities are a big issue for a lot of Australasian cruise passengers as it is not our custom to reward good service in this way. What cruise passengers need to consider is that outside of Australasia, the remuneration for personnel in the service industry is quite low. Hence, to keep up a high standard, employees have the incentive of earning additional income via the tips they receive. At the end of the day, how much you tip is up to you.
The most common way cruise lines suggest tipping, is that they add a suggested amount to your daily onboard account. You can choose to keep that on your account or you can ask the purser to remove it. This suggested amount is divided out amongst your cabin steward, your dinner waiter, your assistant waiter, your wine steward, and maitre d’.
Some cruise lines ask passengers to wait until the end of the cruise and they discreetly leave an envelope in your cabin in which to place the appropriate amount. Some cruise lines state that the fare you have paid includes gratuities. Some cruise lines ask that you pre-pay the gratuities with your cruise fare prior to your holiday departure.
Again, the amount you tip is up to you (unless it is prepaid) and it isn't intended to have a negative impact on your holiday. Do what feels most comfortable to you.
The rules surrounding where you can smoke on board a cruise ship vary from cruise line to cruise line. However, none have taken steps to ban smoking completely. Most only allow smoking in designated areas on the open decks. Many have banned smoking on cabin balconies as this poses a fire risk.
Many cruise lines have rules restricting you from taking your own alcohol on board your cruise ship. If you have pre purchased duty free alcohol the ship will take it off you when you board and store it away for you. This alcohol will be delivered to your cabin the night before you disembark. The same applies if you purchase it when you are in port. Any purchases made on board will also be delivered the night before you disembark.
However, Princess Cruises will allow you to bring a bottle of wine aboard which you can drink at dinner or in your cabin.
These restrictions were put in place to create a safer environment on board your cruise ship, where people drink within a controlled drinking environment.
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