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Editor's Note: As of January 2016, the Nickelodeon program will no longer be offered on Norwegian Jewel. Nearly 10 years old, Norwegian Jewel has definitely lost some of its luster. But a new pub, ...
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hcardwell
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Full Disclosure - This was mine and my husband's first cruise. That being said, we did A LOT of research on not only this cruise line, but this specific ship. We also read tons of reviews on Cruise Critic and other sites pertaining to ... Read more
CyndiSue
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
I have always wanted to take an inside passage Alaskan cruise. Hubby had never cruised and was resistant at first, but finally agreed and off we went, along with our adult son and daughter-in-law (separate cabins). Flew from Houston to ... Read more
charlie54933
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
I read every single review on this site for this ship before my cruise, so I thought it only fair to post one for someone else looking for tips on Norwegian Jewel to Alaska. I rated this cruise a 4 only knocking down one point for food. ... Read more
ChrisVaile
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
My friend and I wanted to go to Alaska, and we consulted with a travel agent who booked this cruise for us. I read reviews ahead of time which were mostly positive. This cruise was phenomenal. Not only was the location amazing ... Read more
jsull826
Member Since 2008
6 reviews
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Always fascinated by the Alaska scenery and untouched areas. As latitude platinum members, we were able to pre-board and disembark with priority. Seattle terminal is not an especially user friendly port to sail from. Small in ability to ... Read more

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elehuak
Member Since 2012
1 review
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Oceanview of room 8550. I booked Oceanview guarantee. So, yes, I'll get whatever they give. But I probably wouldn't do guarantee again when for few dollars more you can get a better view. Upon arrival my room still had the last ... Read more
juliep2
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We've done a one-night itinerary before, on Princess, and as Seattleites, love the fun and flexibility of just one night away. We were sorely disappointed on this itinerary and felt like it was an afterthought, not treated like a real ... Read more
rsato
Member Since 2010
10 reviews
151 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
After a thoroughly enjoyable Pacific Coastal Cruise on the NCL Pearl, my wife and I decided to return home from Vancouver BC to Seattle on the one night repositioning cruise of the NCL Jewel. We have never been on a ultra short cruise and ... Read more
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chivalryx
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was our first time cruising with Norwegian. We've been on a few other cruise lines before (Royal Caribbean and Disney Cruise lines) Initially we chose Norwegian due to the low cost, and as it was a repositioning cruise, it was the ... Read more
aparker3424
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We upgraded to the Haven.Upon arrival we realized there really was no Haven. We met a butler, but after the initial meeting he was non-existant. We had no orientation to our room or the ship. No rules were presented although the ... Read more

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RedF
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We were on that same cruise that the person reviewed under the title "The Haven Needs Updating" as that is the only cruise up the west coast on the Jewel as it transitions to the Alaskan run and that also stopped in in Astoria ... Read more
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jimbob22
Member Since 2013
1 review
8 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This cruise fit into an itinerary of already being in the LA area, and it was a great deal for our family of 4. We've been on a couple of Disney cruises, which were our point of reference. We enjoyed the Disney cruises greatly, but have ... Read more
cwazycwuisers
Member Since 2005
1 review
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
I was looking for a last minute cruise traveling solo. I knew that some of the newer NCL ships have studio cabins which appeal to solo travelers given that the pricing is better than those cruise lines that require a solo traveler to pay ... Read more
MarinaGirl
Member Since 2015
1 review
101 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was a nice and easy itinerary. Love sailing out of LA, no flights to deal with, just a 30 minute drive. The upgrades to the ship were very nice, and we had a fabulous suite that we thoroughly enjoyed, with great balconies to see ... Read more
Ticopuppy
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This is the first time writing a review for a cruise however I think this one deserves applause and since I am in my office at home this is the only way I can think of to make my cheers and clapping heard. A week before the sailing my ... Read more

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LCole
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
I have travelled quite a bit, but have never been on a cruise. I always hesitated because I had this pre-conceived notion that there would be a lot of waiting in lines/for food/drinks, etc....which I hate. However, I was thankfully ... Read more
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ksjd
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Travelled with husband and two young children. Great and easy embarkation (quick and luggage to room in early afternoon) and disembarkation (walked off with our luggage!). Like many have said, it's an older ship - but it was our 4th ... Read more
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herts1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Beautiful ship and a great cruise, but a shame that we experienced noise issues in our stateroom 9005 (see my more detailed cabin review). Food was of good quality in Azura and Tsar's Palace, however the selection did get a little ... Read more
alypve
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This is our fourth cruise (Regent/formerly Radisson Seven Seas, Disney, Holland America). This vacation was booked last minute the Wednesday before sailing b/c we hadn't decided what to do for my son's spring break from high school. With ... Read more
smokerdebarker
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
We wanted a cruise for spring break as my sister is a teacher. We had a great time, but forgot that all those kids would be on spring break also. ( Literally over 900 children on the ship ) Our mini suite was directly below the Splash ... Read more

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joteacher
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
692 forum posts
4 helpful votes
There were three of us that traveled together on this cruise. We call ourselves "The Three Amigos." This was my 8th NCL cruise, my husband's 7th, and our friend's 2nd. We had planned to take a Western Caribbean cruise last year, ... Read more
hyker1
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
My husband and I are frequent cruisers, and our first cruise experiences were with NCL. We always had a great time, but felt as though they liked to "nickel and dime" passengers a bit too much with promotions. Nevertheless, we ... Read more
jtruong056
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Where do I start? Wonderful cruise with good amount of activities and good dining options. Bartenders pour generously and everyone greets you with a warm smile. Shows are not to be missed, especially the comedian/magician Jean Pierre and ... Read more
giantslover@prodigy.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Cabin was awesome 9542 Steward Pablo was awesome Entire staff was awesome,everyone treated me well Solo cruiser. Food was good/great,but you have to shop the complimentary nightly specials as 1 night i paid for lamb ... Read more
otters92
Member Since 2014
1 review
25 forum posts
12 helpful votes
About a month prior to our cruise, I read a litany of recent negative reviews of the Norwegian Jewel. They said the ship was outdated and run-down and the staff was uninspired if not uninterested. I started to think that I had made a ... Read more

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