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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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1,516 Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews

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LucyGaye
Member Since 2012
1 review
5 forum posts
2 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
1 helpful vote
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
5 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
14 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
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

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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
3 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
mjkuehn95
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was our first trip on Norwegian and we were very excited to try a new line. We have cruised before on Carnival multiple times and always in suites. We were cruising with 9 people in two suites on the Norwegian Jewel for seven days ... Read more

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happycruiserco
Member Since 2000
1 review
125 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We were on the Jewel the first time back in October. At that time, we were pleasantly surprised. However, this trip was differently. Food was less than average in the buffet, often choices were there just to fill the empty spots. ... Read more
MIcruisIN
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
My wife and i have been cruising or the last 15 year but have never been on NCL and decided to take our entire family, including 2 grand children on a cruise. It was apparent from the start that things were going to be different on this ... Read more
MLZ
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
My 32 year old daughter and I took this cruise to relax and celebrate her newly acquired PH.D. We live 20 minutes from the port and both did not want to fly anywhere, or go on a trip that involved a ton of planning and touring. We were ... Read more
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Travelin_Bear
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
86 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
As previous cruisers with Celebrity and Royal Caribbean, we decided to give Norwegian a try with a seven-night Mexican Riviera cruise. I would say that our overall experience was very good. Having said that, it's important to consider ... Read more
always away
Member Since 2015
1 review
22 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
First off-the ship is showing its age..Many areas were in poor shape. Handrailings thru out the ship and in elevators worn down, sticky and in need of replacement. The furniture seemed like a 70's Miami Beach Hotel style and color ... Read more

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jimcoup
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We will always refer to this as the eating cruise. The ship has 17 different eateries, but over 7 days we only tried 15, missing two extra-cost dining rooms. Best food ever on a ship. Everything else was up to cruise ship standards, ... Read more
givemedaat
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Have just returned to Australia after cruising to the Mexican Riviera on the Norwegan Jewel. Being "foreigners'' we had not known where to stay precruise but are glad we decided on the Doubletree Hilton at San Pedro beside the boat ... Read more
farjar
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
66 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My husband and I are in our late 60's and this was our 9th cruise, 7 of them on NCL although it has been several years since our last cruise. We prefer NCL's "freestyle" dining options which is why we started with them many ... Read more
dsrtdwlr
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
My wife and I took our first cruise a few years ago on Carnival. A year later another Carnival cruise. The following year a 14 day cruise to Hawaii with Princess. This year we chose Norwegian and cruised to the Mexican Rivera on the Jewel ... Read more
OC SeaPA
Member Since 2003
1 review
765 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We are frequent cruisers, top level on most of the major lines. We book according to price and itinerary, and do this cruise about once a year. We love to cruise, and always have a great time. But like most lines, things are changing. ... Read more

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Stanf3
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We booked a last minute deal for this cruise and were assigned a mini suite about a week before we embarked. The room was nice and kept clean and neat throughout the week so no complaints there. However the location for our room 11032 ... Read more
TravelerRon
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
56 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
My wife and I (68 and 67 yrs old), booked the Norwegian Jewel about a month before sailing. There was a mini-suite promotion and we took a "guaranteed" cabin. About a week before the sailing we were assigned cabin 11054, a ... Read more
curtdesilets
Member Since 2006
8 reviews
1,659 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This is a quick and concise review compared to most of my previous ones. The Wife and I were looking for a relaxing getaway and we chose this Mexican Riviera cruise, leaving San Pedro on January 10, 2016. Having been to these ports ... Read more
3kidsncats
Member Since 2008
1 review
773 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2016
After a very stressful year, we had the opportunity to sail on the NCL Jewel in the Haven. Not our first NCL cruise, but our first time in the Haven, and hopefully not our last. We traveled as a family of 6 -- Myself (48), husband (60), ... Read more
lucky1962
Member Since 2012
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2016
I traveled with my two sisters in the two-bedroom family suite, so my experience is highly influenced by the special treatment we received as suite guests. Embarkation was a breeze. We went to a special section of the terminal that ... Read more

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