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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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cherylandmikem
Member Since 2015
1 review
30 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This is the first NCL cruise I have taken in more than 30 years (with my first wife). My second wife and I were surprised and pleased with so many things aboard, we booked two future cruises with the CruiseNext staff. Among the Pros: ... Read more
Cruise nonna
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The Jewell is a smaller ship and well run. The staff is friendly but not overly "familiar" which I appreciate. We had great weather which added to the beauty of Alaska and happy cruisers. The entertainment, especially the ... Read more
cger61
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I have previously sailed on the Norwegian Jewel to Alaska in 2015, although the earlier cruise was the 10 day version not the 7 day version. I will be sharing with readers my perceptions of the good, the bad, and the ugly. To begin with, ... Read more
daddy1164
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This trip was a graduation gift for my grandson. The travel arrangements were made about a month before departure and Norwegian was chosen due to the relatively low cost and the incentives that were included. Embarkation was a little ... Read more
kaila.petty@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We embarked the Norwegian Jewel on June 4th from Seattle. We stayed in an inside room, no window or porthole. SHIP: PRO: The ship was overall very clean. CON: The ship was very outdated. CABIN: Overall our cabin was ... Read more

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stevans106
Member Since 2008
1 review
265 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My husband and I have been on 14 cruises before this one but it was our first Alaskan cruise. We knew everything to expect within the walls of the ship but everything else was wide open for exploring. The ship is smaller and older than the ... Read more
IuliaT
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
That cruise was chosen because of embarkation from Seattle (no need to flight). Also I've been traveling with NCL before. Price was almost the same in compare with other cruise lines but that one was selected because of Latitude rewards ... Read more
Bonlifecoffee
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We had previously done a Caribbean cruise on the same ship. It's well laid out but nothing overly memorable. This was our first time doing Alaska and our first suite...wow. Alaska is beautiful and while the weather was a bit chilly, I ... Read more
craiginoregon
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This was my first time on NCL. The ship left Seattle on Saturday May the 21st. I had the best food, entertainment, and Customer service ever on any cruise ship. This is the 4th cruise line I've been on. The ship's captain talked to ... Read more
DJKMS
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
After reading reviews and taking the suggestion of a travel agent we booked this cruise. We were not disappointed. I believe that the crew members were all very helpful, courteous and pleased to assist. Many different dining choices, we ... Read more
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cdf1121
Member Since 2007
1 review
2 forum posts
16 helpful votes
If you are full time cruisers, boy do i have some information for you. We just did a 7 day cruise to alaska, and we got surprised by new policies. 1. You cannot remove the gratuities from your bill, on ship and pay cash like we do. ... Read more
hcardwell
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
18 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
16 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
25 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
16 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

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jsull826
Member Since 2008
6 reviews
0 forum posts
9 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
elehuak
Member Since 2012
1 review
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2016
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
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
2 helpful votes
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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CareyCruises
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed up the coast from Los Angeles to Vancouver on the Norwegian Jewel. The 6 of us splurged and stayed in one of the 3 Bedroom Garden Villas. We were in Suite 14000. The color scheme was in blues and was simply fabulous. They say the ... Read more

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chivalryx
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 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
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
RedF
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
3 helpful votes
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
9 forum posts
8 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

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