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Expert_Cruiser
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We tried this cruise ship to go to Mexico. The food was HORRENDOUS in most of the restaurants, specially at Chin Chin restaurant. We much preferred the food in the Garden Cafe to the specialy restaurants. The Haven breakfast had limited ... Read more
greggliz
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
Unless you pay for the more extravagant excursions, most coastal Mexican towns/ports are very similar with a lot of souvenir shops and pushy junk vendors. In Puerta Vallarta, the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe is a must see. In ... Read more
hdbabb
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise to do something different over New Years. We traveled with friends and the cruise was suggested by one of our friends. It was in general a fun cruise. The ship is a little tired. I did however, dislike the smoking in ... Read more
dandman1416
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was me and DW fourth cruise together. We've been on RCCL and Carnival. So I have a lot of comparisons to make. All of the ships hold the same similar sizes, designs, and gross tonage of around 65-93,000. Pre-cruise info: we ... Read more
dgary870
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
21 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
We went on the Norwegian Jewel for the New Years Eve cruise. Was it crowded? Yes. Was it fun? Yes. All in all everything was just fine. The Ship itself is in good condition. No failures or issues to report. Our cabin was an Oceanview ... Read more
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JemMonster
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
212 forum posts
This is our 3rd cruise with NCL and also 3rd time on this itinerary (1st time was on HAL). We put the deposit down for this cruise in 2014, after the last trip. We enjoyed the ports and experience so much that we wanted to do it again. We ... Read more
ttempl69
Member Since 2017
1 review
I chose this cruise because a holiday cruise has been on my bucket list for year. I can honestly say this cruise was terrible from start to finish, I counted the days to get the heck off the boat. Our 9:30am check in was fast but then ... Read more
fourward88
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
My husband and 4 adult children took our first cruise to the Mexican Riviera on the Jewel this Christmas and had a wonderful time! The service was excellent, the food was delicious and there were tons of it, the cabin was spacious enough ... Read more
Boschmann
Member Since 2014
1 review
521 forum posts
My wife and I decided to take a long holiday cruise vacation this year since our adult children were going to be staying with their partner’s families. While we usually prefer NCL’s style of cruising and passenger makeup we ... Read more
tigergirl1019
Member Since 2017
1 review
One thing that surprised me that is dramatic different from the Royal Caribbean cruise is the ballroom dancing music perform by the bands. Each band only perform an hour so we always had to switch from one band to the next. It's like we ... Read more
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davies
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
3 forum posts
Sailed December 2016
We flew into Miami and had no trouble getting through passport control not like last time. We then had a night in an airport hotel and the next morning had transfers to the port. It took about an hour to get on the ship and our cabin was ... Read more
Ree5676
Member Since 2016
1 review
38 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This is our 2nd time on the Jewel! We enjoyed it so much in 2015 for Alaska. We booked the same suite for the Panama Canal! Priority embarkation went smoothly and very fast! We stayed in 10004 Haven Owners Suite with Large Balcony H3. ... Read more
jcjky
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
501 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Embarkation and disembarkation was fine. Cabin-8092 OX obstructed ocean view was adequate for our needs. Food-they have had better menus in the past but we did not go hungry. Service was in general very good. Ports ... Read more
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sharpedan2
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
My wife and I booked a 2 week Norwegian Cruise through the old locks of the Panama Canal and came away highly disappointed. The biggest disappointment fell in two categories. First, almost all of the food served at the “Freestyle ... Read more
Buffett Chick
Member Since 2007
1 review
11 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Overall, it was a great cruise. Embarkation went smoothly and crew greeted us with smiles and were helpful in guiding us around the ship. First, I might say that we are not picky cruisers. This was our 18th cruise on various cruise ... Read more
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BeyondtheSeas
Member Since 2016
1 review
First timer on NCL, first time on this route. Positives - inside stateroom, good size esp. the shower (no poolng from inadequate drainage) compared to Princess outside window room my only other cruise trip. Programs and entertainment ... Read more
Wardma
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The Norwegian Jewel has a great crew that works hard to meet the cruisers needs. The service and food for our Ultimate Dinning Package was amazing. The varied entertainment was interesting and added to an outstanding cruise experience. ... Read more
kolrxing
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
The crew were great. The food was very good in the dining room and buffet. The food was over the top in the specialty restaurants although the Teppenyaki was a bit noisy when the food was being prepared. Particularly enjoyed La Bistro. ... Read more
mkesolo
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed November 2016
I always want to see the Panama Canal and the price and timing of this cruise was perfect. I went as a solo traveler and NCL is the best with solo travelers. Jeff Guallar on the Cruise Director staff was great, he organized dinners and ... Read more
JMS52
Member Since 2013
1 review
43 forum posts
Sailed November 2016
At first I was concerned that two weeks on a cruise would be too long. On the 13th day we couldn't believe it was almost over. From the first day to the last, everything was great. We went to the Cruise Critics Meet & Greet and meet ... Read more
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Cruiseagles
Member Since 2017
1 review
Review for two adults. We are not cruise fans, but this was the only practical way to transit the Panama Canal. I am so pleased we did. Norwegian was recommended by several colleagues and proved just right. Jewel is not large I guess by ... Read more
Andy B
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
16 helpful votes
I read a lot of reviews before boarding the Jewel - hear are the thoughts / views of a man from England..... The cruise itself was excellent value for money. Free food and drinks for 14 nights visiting Mexico (x2), Guatemala, Nicaragua, ... Read more
langsner
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We embarked on the 14 night Panama Canal cruise on the Norwegian Jewel on November 25, 2016. Previously, we have cruised four times - moving from inside to outside cabin and to a mini-suite. For the first time, we chose to stay in a ... Read more
chrisgill54
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
32 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Norwegian jewel Nov 24 Panama Canal cruise First trip on Norwegian line so what was good and bad. Annoying - a near two hour wait to get on board despite giving us a check in time. They don't allow you to bring bottled water on ... Read more
zeppgirl
Member Since 2015
1 review
21 forum posts
We stayed in the forward penthouse suite, which was great! The room was a nice size and the balcony was awesome. The perks like having a butler and concierge was really helpful. We got to board/disembark first, always had a spot to sit ... Read more
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