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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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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
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
1 helpful vote
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
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

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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
5 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
plumber22
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
587 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
We actually had a wonderful cruise except for our Concierge he was worthless and that always causes a lot of un needed stress all the way around. We had called him on the first day and asked him to book our Christmas Eve and day after ... Read more

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bearette
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
1,795 forum post
1 helpful vote
My group: 11 of us total but my family of four (twin three year olds,myself and hubby). My cousin and her boyfriend in their early twenties ,my mom and her best fried, and my sister and her family (husband and 4year old son). I have ... Read more
jclinard
Member Since 2004
4 reviews
175 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is quite possibly the most disappointing cruise I've been on in my life. I booked the trip due to a very low price and quite a few extras tossed in. On the whole, though, I will probably not cruise with Norwegian again. The ... Read more
Buddy525
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We have done this cruise before and the destinations, excursions, and onboard activities are both fun and relaxing. We primarily have done Eco or adventure excursions like hiking and snorkeling but did do salsa and salsa in Mazatlan this ... Read more
ifishmo
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
124 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
Stayed at the San Pedro Best Western the night before. Free shuttle to port, reasonable rates, nice hotel. Arrived in the evening so cant say much about SP. Embarkation was quick, they do a "scheduled time" for your arrival now ... Read more
moodyblueyes
Member Since 2013
1 review
8 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
The room was very nice. We had a mini suite, so it had a full size bath. Some bartenders stood way above others, but to be fair, some were overwhelmed serving children smoothies at the pool. There were a LOT of kids. The pool area was ... Read more

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Snowfall by Lakeside
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
So good things first: A.) This was our first cruise and the embarkation / disembarkation at all the ports (including LA) was fast. We were particularly worried about the disembarkation at LA because we had a flight to catch, but there ... Read more
gpackman
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Traveled from Utah with 2 cars, 6 kids with ages from 11 to 22, wife and I, we had a wonderful wonderful cruise. Embarkation was quick and smooth - no delays. Total time once we gave our luggage to the peops out front of terminal, to ... Read more
MurrayCat
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We have been on somewhere between 12-15 cruises. Past sailings have been on Norwegian, Holland America, Royal Caribbean and Carnival. Our last Norwegian cruise was in 1994 (which was also our first cruise). We are late 40's and do not ... Read more
onepoorguy
Member Since 2013
1 review
191 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
This was our third Norwegian cruise, and in the prior two cruises things were great. So we were surprised with the lack of consistency here. Our cabin steward was careless. She learned our names immediately (even before we boarded), ... Read more
abs2009
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
Left LA round trip Mexico (a cruise that we've done 24 times prior) with stops in Cabo, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta. I enjoy this itinerary because it is relaxing and after traveling there so many times, I know where to Christmas shop. ... Read more

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lkmstjoe
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
We just returned on December 13 from a week cruise on NCL Jewel. We had a fantastic time. We truly enjoyed the ship. We opted for an ocean view (have done a veranda on four other cruises), and that was probably the only thing we would ... Read more
LUCKY555
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I try to take 2 cruise every year This was our second for 2015 on Norwegian Jewel The first one was on Princess The embarkation process was one of the fastest By 11:30 we were on board The food was better than on Princess ... Read more
SCICONE
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I've never been so disappointed with NCL until this last cruise. The crew was not very nice especially the guy at the desk when I ask where I could get cash. He didn't care! The wait people at the buffet didn't look happy. Of course there ... Read more
rxrmomma
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We went on the Mexico Cruise to Cabo, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta. We had an oceanview room. On my prior cruise, we had a balcony. In my opinion, it was fine to save money and not have the balcony. Nobody really hung out on it anyhow and ... Read more
spintowin
Member Since 2006
1 review
273 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Trying to think of something positive, but the only thing that comes to mind is the ocean is blue and beautiful. So, I will just list a few negatives that impacted us the most. Garden Cafe Buffet: Seating arrangement is messed up. ... Read more

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