NCL Southern Cruise: Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review by nice112
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NCL Southern Cruise
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Entertainment was alright.
TV was alright: Had World-Wide CNN, Fox News, TNT - didn't always show clearly, Cartoon Network, ESPN, and 2 movie channels.
We did all of our own excursions and saved a bundle of money. Sorry NCL, they were just too overpriced for us this time.
Our first port was Samana, Dominican Republic. I will probably not be back there anytime soon. Enough said!
Second Port: Tortola, BVI - We loved it. We took Speedy's ferry boat to Virgin Gorda, BVI and spent the day at the "Baths". We ate lunch at the restaurant at the entrance to the Baths. Drinks there were reasonably priced but the food was a little overpriced. The excursion to the Baths on the cruise was about $90 per person. We took Speedy's for $78 for the both of us, and that included the taxi transfer to the Baths. Entrance to the Baths was $3 per person. Definitely cheaper to do your own excursion.
Third Port: St. John's, Antigua - We've been here before on a previous NCL cruise and last time we did the island tour. This time we took a taxi to Dickenson Bay and went horseback riding. After horseback riding we spent the rest of the day on the beach relaxing. The whole chair and umbrella rental is out of control there, so be careful.
Fourth Port: Bridgetown, Barbados - We loved Bridgetown and will return for another vacation. We took a tour of the island for $40 and ended up at the beach were had flying fish and mixed drinks for lunch. Food and items there are equally priced as they are in the US. We bought rum punch (very cheap) and the local rum back with us.
Fifth Port: St. Lucia - Love St. Lucia. We bought our own excursion. We paid $100 and got on a 30 foot boat and sailed around the island making stops at various places. We stop in Soufriere and got off the boat and took a taxi transfer to see the pitons, the sulfur springs and a huge waterfall. After that we were returned to the boat and boated back to Marigot Bay were we relaxed on the beach. Less
Had an inside cabin on the 11th floor. Ample closet space, bathroom small, quite hallway. Stateroom attended was great and the late night meals were always good.
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