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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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1,579 Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews

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Bonlifecoffee
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
4 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
7 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
23 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
26 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

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CyndiSue
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 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
26 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
17 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
jsull826
Member Since 2008
6 reviews
0 forum posts
10 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

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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
152 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
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

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RedF
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
4 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
14 forum posts
14 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
ballae@shaw.ca
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Special last minute offer attracted us and we had been on NCL before. Most of the services varied from good to excellent including cabin steward, bar, entertainment, dining service and the ongoing presence of senior officers. HOWEVER ... Read more
cwazycwuisers
Member Since 2005
1 review
6 forum posts
4 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
MarinaGirl
Member Since 2015
1 review
101 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was a nice and easy itinerary. Love sailing out of LA, no flights to deal with, just a 30 minute drive. The upgrades to the ship were very nice, and we had a fabulous suite that we thoroughly enjoyed, with great balconies to see ... Read more

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Ticopuppy
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This is the first time writing a review for a cruise however I think this one deserves applause and since I am in my office at home this is the only way I can think of to make my cheers and clapping heard. A week before the sailing my ... Read more
LCole
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
I have travelled quite a bit, but have never been on a cruise. I always hesitated because I had this pre-conceived notion that there would be a lot of waiting in lines/for food/drinks, etc....which I hate. However, I was thankfully ... Read more
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CHICKENMAN16
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We had a wonderful time relaxing and catching up with wonderful friends. But that had little to do with the hospitality of NCL. I was a disappointed with the NCL freestyle experience. Our food was mostly average especially our dinner in ... Read more
ksjd
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Travelled with husband and two young children. Great and easy embarkation (quick and luggage to room in early afternoon) and disembarkation (walked off with our luggage!). Like many have said, it's an older ship - but it was our 4th ... Read more
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herts1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Beautiful ship and a great cruise, but a shame that we experienced noise issues in our stateroom 9005 (see my more detailed cabin review). Food was of good quality in Azura and Tsar's Palace, however the selection did get a little ... Read more

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