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dtheresa
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Oct 9-16 i was on the ncl jewel, 4 days before we left we got a email from the cruise line that we would miss mazatilon. the port we wanted to go to. we could not rebook the cruise ti close to sailing. had they sent the email early we ... Read more
Shannonallee1973
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Never again will I or anyone in my family entrust NCL. Within five hours into the cruise there was a fire on the aft. We asked what the smell and smoke was and told they did not know what we were speaking of. Then to later find out there ... Read more
wgb7428
Member Since 2009
11 reviews
120 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Only selected this cruise because they cancelled all cruises from Houston three days after I booked. Had to use the $250 deposit. Should have just eaten the $250. NCL doesn't care about it's customers. Change in itinerary and can't ... Read more
Ted W
Member Since 2012
1 review
63 forum posts
11 helpful votes
I used this cruise as a goal for me to get through hip replacement and as a family vacation. We booked in February, and naturally been excited all the way down to boarding, a great time in store for us. Five day before sailing we were told ... Read more
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Joystoy37
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was the worst cruise ever!!! It was to stop at mazaltan/Puerto Vallarta/cabo. One week prior to sailing we received a email that Mazaltan was to be cancelled because they needed to have routine maintenance on the ship in Puerto ... Read more
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lalopez0205
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the ports it was visiting, the inclusions along with the freestyle option. For our honeymoon we wanted to be able to do what we wanted, when we wanted and how we wanted. The freestyle cruising option was great for ... Read more
annettey
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed September 2016
The cruise was a back to back repositioning cruise. The first 5 days we cruised from Vancouver to Victoria to Astoria and on the Los Angeles. this part of the cruise was a little boring as the stops were not very interesting for us. As ... Read more
Ivhearted
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Critic This cruise has been a punishment on our sense of smell. First is the long walk to our cabin which gives us a variety of scents. The mid-ship portion has a nice flowery smell of an air freshener and then we hit the forward ... Read more
Coprolite
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
8 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Cool Cruise! Thanks NCL for the GREAT weather on the whole 12 day re-positioning cruise! Our 13th cruise and we're Platinum Club Members now. We received lots of goodies in our cabin almost every night. Noel, our Cabin Steward, was ... Read more
Harryape
Member Since 2016
1 review
This was a combination repositioning and Mexican Riviera cruise totaling 12 days from Vancouver to Victoria, Astoria, LA, Puerta Vallarta, Mazatlan, Cabo and back to LA. We chose this cruise because of its length and the hope of getting ... Read more
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Lorioverthemoon61
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
My husband and I cruised on the 10 day Alaskan cruise on the jewel last year. This year we chose to fly into Seattle and spend some time then take the Amtrak to Vancouver where we spent 4 days then board the Jewel to cruise back home to ... Read more
trajan
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
110 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Family of 2 adults, 6 year old and 1 10 month old sailed the 5 day Vancouver to LA in a 2 br suite 11506. Fantastic experience from start to finish. Embarkation and disembarkation was always very easy. Cabin was in reat shape and is just ... Read more
The BarCarres
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
132 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We choose this cruise for the itinerary and to see if we might like to start cruising with NCL. Took about 30 minutes to decide once was enough. We had the ultimate beverage package which included nothing but alcoholic drinks. Had to ... Read more
pnerissa
Member Since 2011
1 review
299 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Thank goodness I didn't sail for the food. I chose this itinerary for the Alaska ports of call and my Alaska bucket list (Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Icy Strait Point, Sitka, Victoria BC and Vancouver, BC.) I was on the same cruise as ... Read more
froaddindude
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Overall the cruise was alright considering my wife and I have been on a dozen or so cruises and my mom traveled with us who has been on over 30 cruises. The destination of Alaska was first time that my wife and I had been up there, we ... Read more
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Donna Jordan
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because it was affordable, and it hit every single port of call I was interested in seeing in Alaska. We had an inside cabin, and it was plenty roomy for what we needed it for. We spent most of our time on the deck, ... Read more
Cruise1969
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
My wife and I (late 40’s) sailed on the 10-day Alaska cruise 9/17 – 9/27 (Last cruise of the season). We’ve sailed NCL, Carnival, Princess and Royal Caribbean. Weather was unseasonably beautiful (50-55 degrees, and it ... Read more
NrsFrg31
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
My husband and I had a short window to take our honeymoon (14 months after getting married) so we elected to do an Alaskan cruise instead of going to Europe. Since Europe was the original plan we had saved/budgeted plenty of money to make ... Read more
albertzerok
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 forum posts
3 helpful votes
If you don't mind golden corral quality food or less 3 times a day, I guess it's not bad. The truth is, the food was absolutely horrid, and I don't mean, not good, I mean, not edible some times. It was probably the biggest disappointment ... Read more
lee9
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
47 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
I loved my 10-day Alaska Jewel cruise in September, weather was really nice for being late in the season, we even were lucky to have sun at Glacier Bay, it was the highlight of the cruise, the Captain brought the ship for a close-up ... Read more
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OpenMind
Member Since 2012
1 review
64 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
NEVER AGAIN!...This is the title of my review. Yes, after being Silver member of Norwegian Cruise line (using this cruise line many times for different destinations) - this cruise to Alaska with NCL will be my LAST cruise with them. And ... Read more
thecatservant
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
We chose this specific cruise because it was a 10 day rather than the normal 7 day Alaskan cruise. We loved that we could visit ports we had never been to before! Both the embarkation and disembarkation were extremely well organized. ... Read more
brittani299
Member Since 2016
1 review
65 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I enjoyed our cruise to Alaska very much. This was my 4th time going to Alaska and my husband's 2nd time. I normally do 7 day ones but we went for a 10 day. We started in Seattle and ended in Vancouver BC. The ports we went to were ... Read more
pwk0000
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We have been on NCL a few times now - the breakaway - the pearl - and Spirit This one was a bit lack lustre. Bad news first: The garden Restaurant... a nightmare finding anywhere to sit at meal times... there seems to be a lot ... Read more
crowba70
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
staff was good some where not happy but still helped when asked. Main dinning was below avg food and when lobster was on the menu there was an up charge of $25 to get lobster. the app had the entertainment nights wrong so I missed the one ... Read more
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