Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews

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Rocketman000
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
Just came off the Vancouver/Alaska/Seattle , 8 days cruise. The staff were ALL very friendly, and the ship was very comfortable and clean. We enjoyed all the shows, and the entertainment ( except the comedian ) he wasn't that great. ... Read more
RolandNeave
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Our family of 5 adults booked the Garden Villa and thoroughly enjoyed its 5,000 sq ft with 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a vast living room with spectacular views and grand piano, and outdoor decks on 2 levels. The service by our butler, ... Read more
OhBlahDah
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Repositioning cruise is a great value and a fabulous itinerary with San Francisco and Victoria stops. We only had to purchase one-way flights home since we were able to embark from our local port of Los Angeles. I don't need a bikini, ... Read more
CoffeeGoddess
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
919 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I've wanted to do a Pacific Coastal since I started cruising. When I look at the Jewel the time and schedule were right along with the cost so I went for it. I got the beverage package and enjoyed that with many good drinks, and a ... Read more
oregonian123
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
480 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was a very clean, happy ship. The washy-washy staff even had a guitar and would serenade us as we entered the buffet. We ate at all of the complimentary venues except Azura. All of them had tasty choices. My favorite for embarkation ... Read more
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gwsster
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
577 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Needed a short refresher cruise from a home port. We have sailed on several NCL ships including the Sky, Sun, Gem, Jade, Epic, Star, POA, and this last cruise on the Jewel. NCL has been consistent in their delivery of a nice lower cost ... Read more
hangten10
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
19 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We have kids and grandkids in LA area, so we were looking for a cruise that left out of LA. We've been on 5 NCL cruises - 3 being Pride of America to Hawaii. We chose it for the departure port and 7 day itinerary. Flew in from east ... Read more
Carts
Member Since 2017
1 review
Having traveled on Celebrity Cruises for our first cruise last September, we thought we'd try Norwegian. Our expectations were only partially met and the shore excursion to Puerta Vallarta was a scam. We had a balcony and while there was ... Read more
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CorazonSarne
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Our dining experiences were all good and satisfactory from breakfast to dinner. We tried different restaurants and they were all excellent in food and services. All the waiters and attendants gave excellent services including our ... Read more
kab66
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Background information This was my first cruise and spent hours reading and agonizing my choice I booked then found web site after web site reviews. I will say one thing don't go on a review alone as you can be on the same ... Read more
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Mike D.
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
13 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This is our third time with NCL on the Mexican Riviera. Our second cruise on the Jewel. The Jewel was refurbished since the last time we were on it although I don't remember any significant differences from our 2014 cruise. The ... Read more
sunlover1060
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
635 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We booked this cruise way in advance to celebrate our granddaughters (GD) 11th birthday. We flew to LAX on the morning of embarkation as we are only a two hour flight away. From LAX we boarded the NCL transfer bus and within 30 ... Read more
bjsalveter
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This was our 6th cruise with Norwegian. The Jewel is our favorite ship. Everything accessible and has an open lay-out. There are 2 pools to accommodate everyone. But no matter which ship or which destination, the staff and crew have ... Read more
brennan656
Member Since 2007
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
After numerous Caribbean cruises my wife and I decided to try a cruise on the Mexican Riviera. I am happy to report we loved the Jewel and all of the ports. I will say that we had perfect weather all week, including the first two days at ... Read more
FrequentAZCruiser
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
I had purchased two Cruise Rewards on a prior Norwegian cruise and I had to use them before they expired. Well I was amazed that this cruise line had really changed a lot. I had a few issues on my prior cruise about 4 years ago. ... Read more
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Sueclutton
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
2 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We chose this cruise because we liked the itinerary and wanted to try NCL, having cruised with Royal Caribbean and Celebrity and loved it, we thought we should try a different cruise line to compare. Overall we felt that this cruise was ... Read more
New cruiser8
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We selected this cruise because it was part of a tour package that peaked our interest. We started our vacation with a two night stay in Las Vegas.We then traveled via a tour bus through Death Valley to Los Angeles. We were not impressed ... Read more
chessking1193
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
I wasn't sure what to expect, but the actual experience was better than I could have imagined. The ship, The Norwegen Jewel, is a beautiful vessel. It has 13 levels but passengers only have access to the fourth, thru the thirteenth ... Read more
loosethreads6
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Great service. Hot food selections at the buffet were not warm. Good Friday(4/14) had very few fish meals. This is a fast, meatless day for Catholics. Theater seats uncomfortable: no leg room. Rows are two long and difficult to ... Read more
stevenjodi
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Norwegian offers minimal services that are inclusive in the price you pay for the cruise. Most everything else is a shakedown for money. The cruise ship is boring unless you are drunk or don't realize that your keycard is linked to your ... Read more
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Marco59
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We were in Cabin 11531 Class MB Mini Suite right below the pool area. Worst location ever, constant running children and noise that we could barely tolerate. NCL even had the gall to tell we were upgraded to a mid-ship cabin; I would have ... Read more
Cruiseman559
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
My wife and I have been on numerous cruises (4th with Norwegian) I must say that I was very disappointed in this one. Embarkation too a LONG time. There were very long lines and they didn't have enough people to check everyone in. We had a ... Read more
norcalnick
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
28 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our second tour of duty on the Jewel, first time was on an Alaskan cruise in July 2016. I like the Jewel as it's easy to navigate and doesn't have endless corridors like those mega ships. Embarkation was pretty quick. Lots ... Read more
joeyulick
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
Having sailed on 13 cruises on Carnival, Princess,Royal Caribbean,Celebrity and now our third on NCL; I can't tell you how disappointing this last cruise was. For the first time we splurged and went way over budget to garner an aft ... Read more
rasthravas
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
5 forum posts
Sailed April 2017
This cruise was a family vacation with my wife and 2 children ages 7 and 8. We chose this cruise for two reasons. First, we had a cruise next certificate to use. Second it was the one week I had off (being a teacher). We had been ... Read more
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