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Spaniellady
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise because we wanted to see the Panama Canal and had cruised on NCL before and had good experiences with the line. I'm not saying this was a bad experience, I am saying it was generally "blah." I say that ... Read more
Brabus08
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise as it was calling at ports we had not visited before and wanted to transit the Panama Canal from the other direction (Pacific to Caribbean) as we had been through the canal in the past from Caribbean to Pacific Ocean. ... Read more
TravelDude2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Booked this Panama Canal cruise from L.A. to Miami to cross off my bucket list. Got a great price inclusive of air and transfers. Embarkation at San Pedro went relatively smoothly. Food at Garden Cafe was average at best. Breakfast was ... Read more
topcat326
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
We flew in from London and stayed that night at an airport hotel before being transferred to the ship. My wife and I chose this cruise be cause it gave us the opportunity to do some whale watching, travel the Panama Canal and get some ... Read more
quiltlady65
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was an item on our bucket list. We had heard so much about cruising the Panama Canal that we decided that would be our next trip. What a great decision. Our room was at the very back of the ship, and we enjoyed many an hour sitting ... Read more
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JRC2523
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
8 helpful votes
My wife and I had never been to the Panama Canal and some of the other ports. This was a bucket list trip. We went with a group of 54. Norwegian's subcontractor for port transfers SMS Shore Operations did a terrible job at both LA and ... Read more
Expert_Cruiser
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We tried this cruise ship to go to Mexico. The food was HORRENDOUS in most of the restaurants, specially at Chin Chin restaurant. We much preferred the food in the Garden Cafe to the specialy restaurants. The Haven breakfast had limited ... Read more
greggliz
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Unless you pay for the more extravagant excursions, most coastal Mexican towns/ports are very similar with a lot of souvenir shops and pushy junk vendors. In Puerta Vallarta, the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe is a must see. In ... Read more
hdbabb
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise to do something different over New Years. We traveled with friends and the cruise was suggested by one of our friends. It was in general a fun cruise. The ship is a little tired. I did however, dislike the smoking in ... Read more
dandman1416
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was me and DW fourth cruise together. We've been on RCCL and Carnival. So I have a lot of comparisons to make. All of the ships hold the same similar sizes, designs, and gross tonage of around 65-93,000. Pre-cruise info: we ... Read more
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dgary870
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
21 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We went on the Norwegian Jewel for the New Years Eve cruise. Was it crowded? Yes. Was it fun? Yes. All in all everything was just fine. The Ship itself is in good condition. No failures or issues to report. Our cabin was an Oceanview ... Read more
rmurray847
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
458 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Our group of 12 was on the NORWEGIAN JEWEL from December 23 -30, 2016. The group was my wife and I (4 other cruises) in an Oceanview stateroom, my 29 year old son and his girlfriend (first cruise) in an Oceanview stateroom, my 24 year old ... Read more
JemMonster
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
212 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This is our 3rd cruise with NCL and also 3rd time on this itinerary (1st time was on HAL). We put the deposit down for this cruise in 2014, after the last trip. We enjoyed the ports and experience so much that we wanted to do it again. We ... Read more
ttempl69
Member Since 2017
1 review
I chose this cruise because a holiday cruise has been on my bucket list for year. I can honestly say this cruise was terrible from start to finish, I counted the days to get the heck off the boat. Our 9:30am check in was fast but then ... Read more
fourward88
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
My husband and 4 adult children took our first cruise to the Mexican Riviera on the Jewel this Christmas and had a wonderful time! The service was excellent, the food was delicious and there were tons of it, the cabin was spacious enough ... Read more
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JMS52
Member Since 2013
1 review
51 forum posts
Sailed November 2016
At first I was concerned that two weeks on a cruise would be too long. On the 13th day we couldn't believe it was almost over. From the first day to the last, everything was great. We went to the Cruise Critics Meet & Greet and meet ... Read more
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Cruiseagles
Member Since 2017
1 review
Review for two adults. We are not cruise fans, but this was the only practical way to transit the Panama Canal. I am so pleased we did. Norwegian was recommended by several colleagues and proved just right. Jewel is not large I guess by ... Read more
Andy B
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
16 helpful votes
I read a lot of reviews before boarding the Jewel - hear are the thoughts / views of a man from England..... The cruise itself was excellent value for money. Free food and drinks for 14 nights visiting Mexico (x2), Guatemala, Nicaragua, ... Read more
langsner
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We embarked on the 14 night Panama Canal cruise on the Norwegian Jewel on November 25, 2016. Previously, we have cruised four times - moving from inside to outside cabin and to a mini-suite. For the first time, we chose to stay in a ... Read more
chrisgill54
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
32 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Norwegian jewel Nov 24 Panama Canal cruise First trip on Norwegian line so what was good and bad. Annoying - a near two hour wait to get on board despite giving us a check in time. They don't allow you to bring bottled water on ... Read more
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zeppgirl
Member Since 2015
1 review
21 forum posts
We stayed in the forward penthouse suite, which was great! The room was a nice size and the balcony was awesome. The perks like having a butler and concierge was really helpful. We got to board/disembark first, always had a spot to sit ... Read more
Holi
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We decided that since our kids are grown and busy for the Thanksgiving Holiday, we'd go on a cruise. We have cruised many times before. After my last few cruises with another cruise line, I decided that I'd not be using that cruise line ... Read more
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Dave1974
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
2 helpful votes
This is now our 3rd cruise with Norwegian. By far it was the best one yet, but they've got a long way to go to be nearly as good as the other cruise lines. The Jewel is an awkward ship, there really is no grand atrium with massive glass ... Read more
kauai2
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
296 forum posts
We booked two weeks before sailing and got an enclosed balcony cabin for the first time - we loved it! Ultra quiet and quite roomy. Storage space was limited, but okay for a 7 (or 10) day cruise. Our flight was delayed on sail day, so ... Read more
schnoobie
Member Since 2009
1 review
305 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We hadn't sailed NCL in many years and I'd heard they had changed but I had no idea how stingy they'd become. I hated that everything was an extra fee, plus gratuity just on principal. Cabin tiny- no air conditioning overnight after the ... Read more
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