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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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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
12 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
alypve
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
10 helpful votes
This is our fourth cruise (Regent/formerly Radisson Seven Seas, Disney, Holland America). This vacation was booked last minute the Wednesday before sailing b/c we hadn't decided what to do for my son's spring break from high school. With ... Read more

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joevancil
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I chose this cruise specifically to see Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta. I've sailed onboard the Jewel's sister ship, the Norwegian Pearl, and loved the experience there. The Jewel is a bit older, and definitely has an older feel to ... Read more
smokerdebarker
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
We wanted a cruise for spring break as my sister is a teacher. We had a great time, but forgot that all those kids would be on spring break also. ( Literally over 900 children on the ship ) Our mini suite was directly below the Splash ... Read more
joteacher
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
693 forum posts
6 helpful votes
There were three of us that traveled together on this cruise. We call ourselves "The Three Amigos." This was my 8th NCL cruise, my husband's 7th, and our friend's 2nd. We had planned to take a Western Caribbean cruise last year, ... Read more
hyker1
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
My husband and I are frequent cruisers, and our first cruise experiences were with NCL. We always had a great time, but felt as though they liked to "nickel and dime" passengers a bit too much with promotions. Nevertheless, we ... Read more
jtruong056
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Where do I start? Wonderful cruise with good amount of activities and good dining options. Bartenders pour generously and everyone greets you with a warm smile. Shows are not to be missed, especially the comedian/magician Jean Pierre and ... Read more

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giantslover@prodigy.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Cabin was awesome 9542 Steward Pablo was awesome Entire staff was awesome,everyone treated me well Solo cruiser. Food was good/great,but you have to shop the complimentary nightly specials as 1 night i paid for lamb ... Read more
otters92
Member Since 2014
1 review
27 forum posts
16 helpful votes
About a month prior to our cruise, I read a litany of recent negative reviews of the Norwegian Jewel. They said the ship was outdated and run-down and the staff was uninspired if not uninterested. I started to think that I had made a ... Read more
lightningrunner
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Family vacation of 27 people. I've been on 2 Norwegian ships, that's the extent of my cruises. Service was really quite incredible. They took my vegan, gluten free diet very serious and respectfully. If you have a special diet, they ... Read more
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

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labbro58
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
65 forum posts
6 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
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
9 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

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ibcasper
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
108 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
8 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
411 forum posts
7 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
1,429 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
8 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

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