Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review by pandapanzee: Cruising has changed?

Norwegian Jewel 3
pandapanzee
Member Since 2009
1 Forum Post

Overall Member Rating

Cruising has changed?

Sail Date: May 2011
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)

My daughter & I cruised in May, the Jewel (NCL) . The staff was great and attentive. The food in the dining room was below expectations...first time I ever could not decide which entree looked the best...usually I cannot decide because everything looked good. Two of the evenings I didn,t eat my meal...meat tough, food starchy. Think a nice sandwich would have been better.

The pool area during the day was overly noisy with activities...Had to go up one level to get away from it. Stupid games again and lots and lots of screaming and noise.

Where have all the lounge chairs gone? On the promenade deck, not one to be found...only cheap plastic chairs and very few of them to sit.

Other than St Martin and St Thomas, Tortola (God-forsaken place) and also arriving in San Juan at 3 PM...didn,t give any time for anything...stores close by 6 pm....not enough time even for beach activities!

I am easily please as a rule...but food was a mish-mash and the More expected relaxation of the promenade deck was a downer. I guess it is bye bye NCL for me after 3 cruises with them. Less


Published 07/11/11


Read more Norwegian Jewel cruise reviews >>
Read Cruise Critic's Norwegian Jewel Review >>

Compare Prices on Norwegian Jewel Southern Caribbean Cruises

Cabin review: BB Balcony

Balcony cabin very small...bathroom xtra small...

Read All Balcony (BB) Reviews >>

Port and Shore Excursions


San Juan...great, but very little time to enjoy

Read 2358 San Juan Reviews

Clean island...wonderful beaches...not many shops open because we arrived on a Sunday


Fabulous as usual...can,t top it!

Read 3503 St. Thomas Reviews

Can,t even rate this....bad stop...should be eliminated for a cruise port

Read 1005 Tortola Reviews

Compare Prices on Norwegian Jewel Southern Caribbean Cruises

pandapanzee
Member Since 2009
1 Forum Post
Cabin
Dining
Embarkation
Enrichment Activities
Entertainment
Family & Children
Fitness & Recreation
Onboard Experience
Public Rooms
Service
Shore Excursions
Value for Money
Share feedback
Thank you!  Cruise Critic values your feedback.
How can we improve this page?
Skip X

See Norwegian Jewel deals up to 82% off:

February Deals
Norwegian Jewel 74% Loved It

 
14-day Panama Canal From Miami
See all Norwegian Jewel Deals >>