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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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lundiechiro@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Let me brgin by saying that I have been on mant cruises with my kids(about 20). Most of them with RC and a fee with Carnival. History has shown me that due to their stellar kids clubs, i was guerunteed some R&R. I chose this cruise ... Read more
happilymarried1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We really enjoyed the NCL Jewel. This was our second NCL cruise and first on the Jewel. It was a large ship but not overly large. We never found ourselves bored or lacking activities. The food was delicious even though we didn't dine at ... Read more
labbro58
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
65 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This is the 4th NCL cruise in the past 2 years for my wife and myself, and they continue to be great! It was our adult son's first cruise, and I'm sure it won't be his last! I have to admit, that after reading so many good and bad ... Read more
Coachbish
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We used PrimeTime shuttles to get us from LAX to the Best Western Plus in San Pedro. Nice hotel, clean, friendly and a good free breakfast. The hotel recommends an Italian restaurant and will give you a coupon for a free glass of wine. ... Read more
postvacationdepression
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I've been on the NCL Star to the Mexican Riviera once before, but I enjoyed this cruise more. The food was overall good. I only ate at Tsar's and Azura once each for dinner, nothing special. I enjoyed the food at the buffet more, ... Read more

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hiredpen
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
11 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I am a serious cruiser with over 25 cruises under my belt. I took NCL 2 years ago and decided to give it another try on the NCL Jewel last week. The food was terrible unless you paid for food in one of the restaurants. If you are a smoker ... Read more
jivey30528
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I have cruised exclusively with NCL and have completed 7 cruises. NCL has a new boarding policy that is horrible. On all my other cruises you boarded when after you checked in. NCL now issues group boarding numbers. We waited after check ... Read more
ibcasper
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
83 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Ship was extremely well managed. Staff were friendly and helpful. Food was better than the average. Evening shows were mixed. Some very good shows and some were not so good. Ports visited were not as good as what we have experienced in the ... Read more
T.S.Grove
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My wife and I just recently returned from a Panama cruise that started in Miami and ended in LA on the Jewel. We where both pleasantly surprised at how well the ship has been maintained. The exterior white surfaces show little signs of ... Read more
Zen88
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
406 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
The Norwegian Jewel is a wonderful ship. Lots of great meeting places including the Martini bar, the Fizz lounge and the Atrium Java bar. The entertainment was excellent especially loved the show band and Randon. I did not enjoy the Garden ... Read more
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daryleann
Member Since 2002
2 reviews
1,404 forum post
5 helpful votes
I read with interest the reviews about the 'old Jewel' but you would never know it was old as the signs were interactive and the colors were bright. Yes, our cabin showed wear, but it is bound to show wear after all the many cruisers. We ... Read more
Steve551
Member Since 2011
8 reviews
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My wife and I just returned from a 14-day Panama Canal cruise on the NCL Jewel (Feb 28th – Mar 13th). We flew in to MIA. The process of getting us to the ship went very smoothly, we used NCL transfers. BUT once we got to the port ... Read more
Teramo48
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We got a great deal at $999 for an inside cabin and had always wanted to see the Panama Canal. The ship's decor is at first disconcerting as there doesn't seem to be a theme. But by the end of the cruise we were used to it. Our cabin ... Read more
evvvvv
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Destination(s): Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Acapulco, Mexico Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala Corinto, Nicaragua Puntarenas, Costa Rica Panama Canal, Panama Cartagena, Colombia Miami, Florida Embarkation: Quite ... Read more
tonyjo
Member Since 2014
1 review
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2016
Nice stay in the LA airport Hotel, shuttle from Hotel back to airport should of had better info we searched until a security guard took us to our pick up point for the ship, from port to ship smooth. Our internal cabin was laid out in ... Read more

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JsEscape2
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
159 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our 6th cruise on NCL and 2nd cruse on the JEWEL. We were on the Jewel three years ago for the Alaskan cruise. Embarkation: We took a shuttle from our hotel in San Pedro to the port. We checked our luggage right there ... Read more
LucyGaye
Member Since 2012
1 review
5 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We enjoyed our time on the Jewel. We had a balcony cabin on Deck 9, starboard. Shore excursions: Took four ships tours. Cabo, Guatemala and Puntarenas - no complaints. The shore excursion to Leon could have been better. The guide ... Read more
Blond60
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
The food and the entertainment were the best! The Norwegian in house band was the best we have seen. Even the lunch BBQ around the pool was very good. On the negative, people were saving chairs and sun beds with towels, so there was no ... Read more
Deck Chair Dave
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My 11th cruise 5 th NCL. We took my Father in law who had never cruised. He loved everything it had to offer. Even won a dance contest. Only complaint would be size of room, not enough space to be organized for 3 adults. Showed up at ... Read more
Sparkamatic
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I am a frequent cruiser but this was my first NCL cruise, and may be my last. I booked 90+ days early to take advantage of the "Unlimited Beverage Package-UBP" (supposed deadline) that was the major selling feature of this ... Read more

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Matt3177
Member Since 2011
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
8. Whale sightings everyday. 7. Fantastic room stewards...Mind blowing, considering the exploitative wages (by US standards) 6. Great buffet... Based on cruise ship standards (not Las Vegas standards). Second only to ... Read more
lcasbon
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My husband and I traveled with my family which included a total of three couples. We cruised two years ago with this same group to celebrate my brother's birthday. Two years ago our group took a cruise on the Celebrity Constellation. I was ... Read more
dehflounder
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We have been cruising with Norwegian for several years now. In fact, I proposed to my wife on the Epic, we honeymooned on the Getaway, and we have another cruise scheduled for January of 2017 to the Western Caribbean. Most of our ... Read more
leoknite
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
I wanted to write a review because as a first time cruiser there was a lot I did not know or fully grasp until I took this trip. So I wanted to do as in depth a review as possible because I feel sometimes reviews don't say enough. So you ... Read more
jmmabq
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This is a great one week cruise to visit northwestern Mexico and escape cold weather. Unfortunately the weather was cooler than we hoped. The hot tubs were warm, not hot. We didn't spend any time relaxing in the hot tubs. The cruise south ... Read more

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