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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review by mstyler

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Norwegian Jewel
Norwegian Jewel
Member Name: mstyler
Cruise Date: March 2013
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
Destination: Bahamas
Cabin Category: OG
Cabin Number:
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   3.0 out of 5+
Dining 2.0
Public Rooms 3.0
Cabins 2.0
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness Not Rated
Family & Children (By Age Group)
Shore Excursions 2.0
Embarkation 3.0
Service Not Rated
Value-for-Money 3.0
Rates 1.0
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Not bad but......
We have just returned from our week long Bahamas cruise with NCL.

The ship:

Overall acceptable but lacked the wow factor in the centre of the ship. The atruim was lacking that photo opportunity. The rooms were ok, the bathroom was perfectly serviceable.

Food was pretty good but the seats to people ratio is way off, by the time you have found your seat your food is not hot-please go at non rush hour times to avoid this.

The staff were the usual 'friendly helpful' style, with the wishy washy cleaners being the difference to other ships.

The NCL experience:

Again pretty good, entertainment was good-magician (JP) and acrobats (Duo Eglia) were excellent.

The bad:

The ship is quite clearly set up for selling selling selling once your on board, from bingo to excursions and this gets pretty tiring after a bit.

The ship is also completely set up for kids with little or no thought for the 'paying guests' (us adults). There is nowhere or no entertainment that is not hijacked or spoiled by very young children or underage, inexperienced drinkers. The ship lacks an adult only exclusive environment where you can relax. The stairways at night resemble a street corner and are to be avoided.

NCL need to address this and fast as security is not to be seen and enforcement of regulations is non existent.Every night an announcement goes out about the theatre with the first 3 rows being kid free and every night the first 3 rows are packed with 6, 7 and 8 year olds, much to the annoyance of the entertainers and cruise director but still nothing is done.

It is only a matter of time before a drunk child goes overboard on a dare that goes wrong.

Good value yes, but they need to tweak their approach to make them definite repeat customers

Publication Date: 04/09/13
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