Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews

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Norwegian Jewel

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loosethreads6
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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
Cruiseman559
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
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
Sailed four weeks ago
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
Sailed four weeks ago
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
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rasthravas
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
5 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
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
rfmagui
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise for the ports and to try Norwegian, we will not be sailing with them again. We booked an ocean view room and, sure enough, got one with an obstructed view. It was the smallest stateroom we've ever had! No seating ... Read more
TTPease
Member Since 2017
1 review
We heard a lot of bad reviews, but we did not find any of these to be true. The staff was great. Our butler was Rodney. He was always snacks, if we wanted anything different he made sure to get it for us. Our steward was Jacob he was ... Read more
ppalonsky
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Had a really good time on the Jewel. My wife and I had the Ultimate Beverage Package and spent a lot of time at the bar in O'Sheehans. All drinks up to $15 were included and speciliaty martinis and premium brands had just a few dollars ... Read more
Kintai
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We were looking for a cruise that fit our Spring Break schedule, and found it in the NCL Jewel's Mexican Riviera cruise. Overall the whole cruise experience was good: We arrived pretty early at the San Pedro cruise terminal due to a ... Read more
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artekoba
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
62 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We are Latitudes - Platinum and have cruised with NCL more than 20 times; on the Jewel at least 4 of them. The things that stood out for us were the obvious cutbacks; some good, some not-so-good. The 'house' wine served at the Latitudes ... Read more
5674
Member Since 2017
1 review
Embarkation and disembarkation was quick and easy. The ship is a little dated, especially the cabins, but clean. However, the service was excellent and the staff was always friendly and ready to help. The senior crew members were quite ... Read more
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candyhogan
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
Sailed March 2017
Chose it because it sailed Sunday to Sunday. This ship is designed well with most of the cabins on one end and entertainment towards the front. Our cabin was on the 9th deck, balcony , enough closet and storage. Bed comfortable ... Read more
Richieline
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
58 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
Chose this cruise because San Pedro is within easy driving distance so don't have a needless flight. Also, the UBP (beverage package) was a perk, probably what sealed the deal. Otherwise we could have taken another line or Holland American ... Read more
Tiki Roost
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
6 forum posts
Good deal for the cruise and an opportunity to try Norwegian! Embarkation was fine - we arrived at the appointed time at the port - while it was early and we waited quite awhile to be let into the terminal, once we were checked in, we ... Read more
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defaz
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
The Norwegian Jewel needs some work, all in all its a fine ship but it needs to go back in the yards for refurbishment. First day out the safe did not work, it was fixed before dinner. Our A/C went haywire the second night out, turned ... Read more
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sunmus
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
For parents bringing their teens aged 13-17 on this boat, here's a review from the point of view of a teen. I'm a 15 year old girl writing this review because when we booked our Mexican Riviera cruise, I searched the internet for ... Read more
heatherah619
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because it worked out well for Spring Break. We could not be happier with the experience we had. The staff on board was one of the greatest highlights of our travel experience. We have never been around so many humble, ... Read more
Xertes
Member Since 2013
6 reviews
7 forum posts
8 helpful votes
My wife and I have taken 14 cruises together in the last 6 years. We have cruised on Carnival, Princess, Celebrity, RCCL and HAL. This was our first cruise on any NCL ship. We are senior citizens and do not have a lot of extra money but ... Read more
2choose2cruise
Member Since 2013
1 review
37 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We live just a 20 minute drive from the los angeles pier and it was a convenient itinerary for us to book this one week cruise. We have sailed on the norwegian jade from houston to barcelona and the cruise critic group made that cruise ... Read more
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Wise14U
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 forum post
I like the mid-sized ships and NCL Jewel is a great one in that class. The service is excellent and very friendly. Cabin Steward was fantastic always accommodating us with our needs. Wait staff in the main dining room Tsar's is ... Read more
marlowe
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
Sailed March 2017
My husband and I decided at the last minute that we wanted to take a cruise. The most convenient port is San Pedro/ Long Beach from where we live, so we had our travel agent look it up. The most amazing coincidence was that the one ship ... Read more
Markanddonna
Member Since 2002
6 reviews
1,672 forum post
We typically cruise in anything from inside to balconies, and this was our first full suite (Penthouse with large balcony). I thought it would be interesting for the readers to read a compare and contrast in the summary. This cruise was a ... Read more
thethreeamigos
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it fit our scheduled Spring Break. Since I am a teacher and we have a school aged child, that is the week we needed to go. We were also excited to try a Norwegian cruise because we had never cruised on ... Read more
pulltab01
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
The cruise agent had really good pricing at amenities at the time, as well as the incentives to book early. I read her on the reviews that this ship as "worn" or "dated"... nothing is farther from the truth...I ... Read more
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