Wonderful trip: Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review by kathleenwalsh
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our stateroom was on the 11th deck mid and was perfect-had a balcony and a bathtub which I loved....also it was easy in the morning to go up one flight for that first cup of coffee! we enjoyed the food in all More the restaurants-loved the Tsar, loved the steak house and the Italian restaurant. service in all was good food in all was good. we went on the behind the scenes tour of the ship and it was just wonderful-the ship was immaculate from top to bottom.......this is something I would urge everyone to do and it will really amaze you how hard everyone works, how clean things are......great......we did all the touring in the different ports-our favorites were the Taku Lodge in Juneau (float plane) and the train in Skagway....it is the scenery that captures you though.......you just can't believe how beautiful it is.
at every port the crew made getting on and off ship as effortless as it could be......and their photographers captured all the right shots-I always love bring them home as memories! a passenger became ill one night and the ship had to stop and the passenger removed....the captain made the announcement the next morning that we were a little behind schedule because of it and stated how passenger safety and well being is paramount and every person you talked to agreed and remarked how well this situation was handled.....in spite of the cold there were people in the heated pools every day having the times of their lives! when we returned to Seattle the discharge of passengers went smoothly...all in all, we had a wonderful time and are talking about the next one! Less
Cabin review: MX Mini-Suite with Balcony
we were very happy with the cabin we had.....it was more spacious than regular cabin.......loved the full bath....bed was very comfortable....worth the extra money...also loved 11th deck.....also loved mid ship-made navigating much easier!Read All Mini-Suite with Balcony (MX) Reviews >>
Port and Shore Excursions
this was the best trip ever! the float plane was awesome and Taku Lodge was a wilderness delight....the staff there was as good as the scenery and the food was great...even bought the cookbook.
the duck tour was great fun......it was entertaining and informative......the highlight was when we happened upon many, many bald eagles. our guide explained they had probably finished eating at a fish plant and that is why they were there.....entire group was fascinated......
loved this show! great for adults, great for children.......performers even took the time to pose for photos at shows end......nice souvenir!
White Pass Scenic Railway
all I can say is WOW the train itself was a gem and the scenery beyond belief......every turn brought new delights....I was very impressed that at the top of the trip the crew had the passengers switch seating sides of the train.....and that enabled everyone to have the best views possible.....I would recommend this to everyone except for the very young because for them it could get a little boring!
we had booked for the whale watching excursion but it was cancelled at the last minute dues to high winds and rough seas....so, we went into town which was very beautiful......however, I would have preferred another port in Alaska to this......our interests were not in Canada but in Alaska....that being said we had a nice dinner in a Scottish pub. again, very pretty, very clean but not our favorite!