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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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1,539 Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews

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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
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
9 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

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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
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

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OC SeaPA
Member Since 2003
1 review
775 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
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
1,674 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

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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
SeattleMom3
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I was looking for a sunny, fun vacation for myself and my 2 kids (ages 11/7). The experience can best be described as the "discount mall of cruising." We were left behind on an excursion - an absolute trauma for the kids as ... Read more
trippelc
Member Since 2010
1 review
17 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We booked a suite and an adjoining room, as we had six people. So four of us slept in the suite and two in the adjoining room. The agent who recommended this didn't fully explain all the benefits of a suite. If you can do it, do it. ... Read more
crusin b's
Member Since 2010
1 review
128 forum posts
1 helpful vote
well...first of all this was our first time on ncl.. we have been doing nye cruises for many years on all kinds of ships from carnival, princess, regent, crystal, rccl..etc.. we try to get most of the fam together..(this time 9 of ... Read more
robbinsca
Member Since 2003
6 reviews
251 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We live close by to the Los Angeles port, so getting there was easy for us. We just called in a favor from my son to drive us over. We arrived around 10:15, and the lines were fairly short. Since we rolled our own luggage onboard there was ... Read more

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davetheshave
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
Let me start by stating that I am skeptical of reviews and never have reviewed before. That being said, I felt the need to rant a little about this trip. Lots of ordinary, a few bad things, but nothing exciting or memorable to offset the ... Read more
tbate8992
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
15 of us went on a New Years Family Cruise.... Having previously cruised on Celebrity and Royal Caribbean, this was a definite downgrade. On the + side: - Ship was generally clean - Embarkation and Disembarkation were easy ... Read more
AProvda
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We just finished our trip on the NCL Jewel. I learned one thing I can state with absolute certainty. When a person on the staff uses the phrase, "I will look into it.", they are really telling you to go away because they don't ... Read more
Misskitty72
Member Since 2015
1 review
103 forum posts
7 helpful votes
It was just my husband and I on this trip. I have never cruised before, so I can't compare it to anything, but it didn't have as much glamour as I was expecting. Still, the ship was very clean and service was very good. We arrived in ... Read more
bessres
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
My husband and I are avid cruisers but had never cruised on Norwegian before. We were taking our children and grandchildren on this cruise and thought that Norwegian would be a wise choice as much seemed to be offered for all ages and it ... Read more

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