Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews

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suzidc@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
22 helpful votes
We had a wonderful vacation to Alaska aboard the Norwegian Jewel from 7/23/16-7/30/16. We sailed from and returned to Seattle. I wrote this because I read EVERYTHING there was before taking our cruise and there were somethings that I never ... Read more
sgfink
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
We spent 2 days in Seattle at the Marriott prior to boarding the Jewel and had a wonderful time there. The Marriott is right across the street from the Port so we just walked over with our suitcases when it was time for the cruise. ... Read more
Oceangoing007
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
The ship is very dated The food was not very good anywhere in the free places, not sure about paying for more since we did not go to the pay restaurants. I felt like my college food was better then the Deck 12 Buffet. The Staff ... Read more
LovingRetirement67
Member Since 2013
1 review
11 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I'm a planner and I booked this cruise back in Feb. 2015, for my husband and I and our grown daughter, son-in-law, 10 yr. old grandson and 7 yr old granddaughter. At the time I debated whether to book a Disney cruise or NCL's Nickelodeon ... Read more
vcamer
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
We chose the Alaskan Jewel for the Northwest Passage for our 40th wedding Anniversary. We had a great time. However I want to point out that we would have given a rating of excellent but we were unhappy with a few things. 1. Not ... Read more

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mgm1012
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Nothing Less Than Fabulous. We stayed in The Haven on the ship. Amazing 2 bedroom/2 bath suite. Private dining. Butler. Personal Concierge. Lots of attention. Even had a choice of pillows. The ship had everything you would want to ... Read more
JohnAM
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
This was a really great cruise for the wife and I. This was our fifth cruise but our first one to Alaska and it rocked! It was our third cruise with NCL, second time with the ultimate beverage package, and first time with the ... Read more
itgeekgal
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was our 1st and unfortunately last NCL experience. We had a good time cause that's what we do, but NCL could have made it much better. Embarking and debarkation were the best, otherwise we were disappointed. - Room service was ... Read more
feisty pirhanna
Member Since 2016
1 review
We chose this cruise and ship for the Alaska experience. Our check in process was hours long due to slow computers. Not starting off well. We stayed in the Haven. People in the cabin next door were smoking. Our cabin was smoke ... Read more
norcalnick
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Had a great time on this cruise, much better than I had anticipated. It gave me a newfound appreciation and fondness of Alaska, and is definitely a trip that everyone should do at least once in their lifetime! We arrived in Seattle ... Read more

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Leisureworlder
Member Since 2014
1 review
61 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our 2nd Alaska cruise on the Jewel. We weren't able to cruise through Tracy Arm, so the sights were not quite as spectacular. We did pass a pod of whales and that was great! Ketchikan and Skaggway are always great for shopping. ... Read more
judithrose
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 helpful votes
My husband and I wanted to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary with our adult children and granddaughter by going on a cruise. This was our first experience with Norwegian and IT WILL BE OUR LAST!! We flew into Seattle and had no ... Read more
Starsmitten
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
I had always wanted to do the Alaska cruise and so we decided to go with NCL. This was a 7 night cruise starting from and terminating at Seattle. The embarkation was pretty smooth and the ship was sparkling, it is 10 years old but ... Read more
Kriptonik
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Dining: I will start by saying the Dining was great, and what little entertainment they had, was also pretty good (Wasn't much of it). Enjoyed the buffet, and dined at a few of the specialty restaurants. I would do that part again. ... Read more
churchtrisha@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
positives... chose this cruise because of the free style no dressing up etc.liked the itinery.which did not disappoint. Our cabin with a balcony was clean if a little tired looking ( the whole ship needs a refurbishment) .Our room ... Read more

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tommerd
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Getting to the cruise line was easily done with local transit if you choose to book your own, or you can let the cruise line schedule it. Getting on the ship was a smooth transition, very expidicious with knowledgeable employees. Once ... Read more
mariay
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
This cruise was amazing from start to finish!!! The ship is beautiful. The ports were interesting and the scenery was amazing! I did not want it to end. We have wanted to see Alaska for some time. This was the way to do it! I highly ... Read more
Cmakar1
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was our fourth cruise on NCL and we chose to book a suite! We had five in our party ( 3 adults and 2 kids age 15&14). We were in suite 11018. Pictures did not do this room justice! I read every review I could find, worrying ... Read more
j9inmaui
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
11 helpful votes
First cruise ever, last on NCL. The ship was nice, did not seem dated to me as some say BUT.... Staff - friendly but usually only if prompted for help - I think I saw my room steward twice, both times because I needed something - there ... Read more
middleton183
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Definitely wanted to see Alaska and the amazing glaciers so this was a cruise from the bucket list. Nice ship but packed in the buffet section every breakfast time and if you don't want a cooked breakfast then this is really where you have ... Read more

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calso100
Member Since 2012
1 review
8 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
No doubt about it, Alaska summer cruises are a well oiled machine, a veritable ballet of ships sliding into and out of tight moorings in ports anxious to receive the motherlode of cruise ship visitors. The logistics of the operation are ... Read more
chcmalad@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
I cruised on NORWEGIAN JEWEL after it was booked by Mumbai agent through his counterpart from Vancouver, Canada. there are few observations ; one must be aware of before booking 1. The cruise lines have very good offers , once you ... Read more
Anuj kumar
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
We choose the cruise for the good value offered for money . The cruise experience was excellent on all criteria , The staff took great efforts to make the experience truly memorable , We also noticed the Captain and senior crew , ... Read more
southerngirloutwest
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
38 forum posts
3 helpful votes
For our Alaskan cruise on the Jewel, we flew in to Seattle on Saturday morning, arriving about 10:15. We had no problem getting our luggage, but finding the taxi stand was a bit of a challenge. Once we found it, we jumped in the van and ... Read more
cherylandmikem
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
38 forum posts
14 helpful votes
This is the first NCL cruise I have taken in more than 30 years (with my first wife). My second wife and I were surprised and pleased with so many things aboard, we booked two future cruises with the CruiseNext staff. Among the Pros: ... Read more

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