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Airace72
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The time we could travel corresponded to this Alaska trip, thus we were booked on the Sun. After we were booked I read several reviews some of which were favorable and some less so. Some mentioned a smell of sewage. I must report that ... Read more
California78
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for our annual family vacation. It was our second cruise with NCL, and the first to Alaska. We stayed in the Pink Diamond Haven Suite (10504), which was fantastic with it's two balconies (double-long port-side and ... Read more
Happy_2_B
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first cruise. We chose NCL because of the freestyle option. Our lifestyle is very relaxed- we don't like to dress up for anything- we don't like assigned seats- and we could care less about sitting at the Captain's table. We ... Read more
drumming cruisers
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
95 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Embarkation - not enough seats in embarkation area. Stood for an hour before boarding ship at noon. Ship - Once on board, had a wonderful frozen peach margarita and husband had a Bahama mama. Headed to buffet. Was pretty good. Cabins ... Read more
windjmr
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise because it was round trip from Seattle, it went through the inside passage and it cruised Glacier Bay. The crew was wonderful and I liked the freestyle dining at night. We left the ship, went through customs and got to ... Read more

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andym888
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
lorifl2 reviewed this same cruise taken the week before ours. I will only write about different experiences, so read hers too. This was our first cruise, so we can't compare to other lines. Scroll to the end for details on accessibility ... Read more
Anuj kumar
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We choose the cruise for the good value offered for money . The cruise experience was excellent on all criteria , The staff took great efforts to make the experience truly memorable , We also noticed the Captain and senior crew , ... Read more
southerngirloutwest
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
34 forum posts
1 helpful vote
For our Alaskan cruise on the Jewel, we flew in to Seattle on Saturday morning, arriving about 10:15. We had no problem getting our luggage, but finding the taxi stand was a bit of a challenge. Once we found it, we jumped in the van and ... Read more
Airace72
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
The date we could travel led us to schedule a trip that the NCL Sun was the cruise ship involved. I read reviews before we traveled, some were good and some not. The less than pleasing reviews mentioned a smell of sewage sometimes. ... Read more
Roger_le_Frog
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our second cruise to Alaska, this time from North to south with a visit to Denali National park before. Check in at Anchorage airport train station was fast and uneventful. Cabin (BX) was as expected, not cramped, good view ... Read more

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kimannt18
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I was traveling with a friend, we did a 5 day land tour prior to our cruise. We had the cruise line book our air, which the initial flight we had (6:30 a.m. departure - Delta) got cancelled and we were never notified. They arbitrarily ... Read more
pat_108@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I have traveled extensively, but this was my FIRST CRUISE. Norwegian Sun EXCEEDED my low expectations. Overall, our experience was a very good one. We could have complained that our luggage arrived at the room separately, the AC didn't ... Read more
lorifl2
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was our first trip to Alaska, sailing on the Norwegian Pearl to celebrate our 25th anniversary. We were offered an upgrade from a balcony mid-ship room to an aft penthouse suite 8130 four days before sailing and snatched it up, ... Read more
Naplesqt
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Layout is terrible - you're supposed to follow the fish to find the front of the boat. The only place I saw fish carpeting was in the hallway to the rooms. Movie night was located in the 2 story atrium. The first floor has a very ... Read more
cherylandmikem
Member Since 2015
1 review
30 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This is the first NCL cruise I have taken in more than 30 years (with my first wife). My second wife and I were surprised and pleased with so many things aboard, we booked two future cruises with the CruiseNext staff. Among the Pros: ... Read more

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Cruise nonna
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The Jewell is a smaller ship and well run. The staff is friendly but not overly "familiar" which I appreciate. We had great weather which added to the beauty of Alaska and happy cruisers. The entertainment, especially the ... Read more
cger61
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I have previously sailed on the Norwegian Jewel to Alaska in 2015, although the earlier cruise was the 10 day version not the 7 day version. I will be sharing with readers my perceptions of the good, the bad, and the ugly. To begin with, ... Read more
cielodelmar
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Background: Norwegian Cruise Line, Norwegian Pearl, Alaska Cruise. The whole group was four couples, but the following are mostly my and my husband's experiences. My husband and I are in our 20's, if that matters. Our ports were Juneau, ... Read more
daddy1164
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This trip was a graduation gift for my grandson. The travel arrangements were made about a month before departure and Norwegian was chosen due to the relatively low cost and the incentives that were included. Embarkation was a little ... Read more
kaila.petty@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We embarked the Norwegian Jewel on June 4th from Seattle. We stayed in an inside room, no window or porthole. SHIP: PRO: The ship was overall very clean. CON: The ship was very outdated. CABIN: Overall our cabin was ... Read more

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carolina29212
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Choose Norwegian Sun due to low pricing for Alaska cruise...you get what you pay for! The entire ship smelled like sewage for the entire cruise which distracted from our vacation for sure! Variety shows/comedians were entertaining ... Read more
balaczar
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We booked the 12 day Denali Rail explorer. The cruise part of our trip was great. We picked up the ship in Vancouver and disembarked in Seward Alaska. The ship was small but offered up everything you would need. Nightly entertainment was ... Read more
nittany04
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My wife and I are both senior citizens although both are active for our age. This was my first cruise and my wife's second. Throughout the cruise to Alaska, every employee on the ship proved to be friendly and helpful. The young man who ... Read more
bjalan68@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We chose Norweigan as we had been assured it was the best one to cruise the inside passage to Alaska. This was our first with them but our 5th cruise. The ship itself was clean & average. Our cabin was fine but a couple of minor ... Read more
Gunnyh
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Norwegian because I don't have to get dressed in a monkey suit. if I don't want to. This was our second cruise with Norwegian and by far much more tiring. It seemed like it was non stop for us. But that's why it was so much fun. Now I ... Read more

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