Norwegian Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews

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TTPease
Member Since 2017
1 review
We heard a lot of bad reviews, but we did not find any of these to be true. The staff was great. Our butler was Rodney. He was always snacks, if we wanted anything different he made sure to get it for us. Our steward was Jacob he was ... Read more
ppalonsky
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Had a really good time on the Jewel. My wife and I had the Ultimate Beverage Package and spent a lot of time at the bar in O'Sheehans. All drinks up to $15 were included and speciliaty martinis and premium brands had just a few dollars ... Read more
Kintai
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We were looking for a cruise that fit our Spring Break schedule, and found it in the NCL Jewel's Mexican Riviera cruise. Overall the whole cruise experience was good: We arrived pretty early at the San Pedro cruise terminal due to a ... Read more
artekoba
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
62 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We are Latitudes - Platinum and have cruised with NCL more than 20 times; on the Jewel at least 4 of them. The things that stood out for us were the obvious cutbacks; some good, some not-so-good. The 'house' wine served at the Latitudes ... Read more
candyhogan
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
Sailed March 2017
Chose it because it sailed Sunday to Sunday. This ship is designed well with most of the cabins on one end and entertainment towards the front. Our cabin was on the 9th deck, balcony , enough closet and storage. Bed comfortable ... Read more
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Richieline
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
58 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
Chose this cruise because San Pedro is within easy driving distance so don't have a needless flight. Also, the UBP (beverage package) was a perk, probably what sealed the deal. Otherwise we could have taken another line or Holland American ... Read more
Tiki Roost
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
6 forum posts
Good deal for the cruise and an opportunity to try Norwegian! Embarkation was fine - we arrived at the appointed time at the port - while it was early and we waited quite awhile to be let into the terminal, once we were checked in, we ... Read more
defaz
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
The Norwegian Jewel needs some work, all in all its a fine ship but it needs to go back in the yards for refurbishment. First day out the safe did not work, it was fixed before dinner. Our A/C went haywire the second night out, turned ... Read more
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sunmus
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
For parents bringing their teens aged 13-17 on this boat, here's a review from the point of view of a teen. I'm a 15 year old girl writing this review because when we booked our Mexican Riviera cruise, I searched the internet for ... Read more
heatherah619
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because it worked out well for Spring Break. We could not be happier with the experience we had. The staff on board was one of the greatest highlights of our travel experience. We have never been around so many humble, ... Read more
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Xertes
Member Since 2013
6 reviews
7 forum posts
8 helpful votes
My wife and I have taken 14 cruises together in the last 6 years. We have cruised on Carnival, Princess, Celebrity, RCCL and HAL. This was our first cruise on any NCL ship. We are senior citizens and do not have a lot of extra money but ... Read more
2choose2cruise
Member Since 2013
1 review
37 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We live just a 20 minute drive from the los angeles pier and it was a convenient itinerary for us to book this one week cruise. We have sailed on the norwegian jade from houston to barcelona and the cruise critic group made that cruise ... Read more
Wise14U
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 forum post
I like the mid-sized ships and NCL Jewel is a great one in that class. The service is excellent and very friendly. Cabin Steward was fantastic always accommodating us with our needs. Wait staff in the main dining room Tsar's is ... Read more
marlowe
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
Sailed March 2017
My husband and I decided at the last minute that we wanted to take a cruise. The most convenient port is San Pedro/ Long Beach from where we live, so we had our travel agent look it up. The most amazing coincidence was that the one ship ... Read more
Markanddonna
Member Since 2002
6 reviews
1,667 forum post
We typically cruise in anything from inside to balconies, and this was our first full suite (Penthouse with large balcony). I thought it would be interesting for the readers to read a compare and contrast in the summary. This cruise was a ... Read more
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thethreeamigos
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it fit our scheduled Spring Break. Since I am a teacher and we have a school aged child, that is the week we needed to go. We were also excited to try a Norwegian cruise because we had never cruised on ... Read more
pulltab01
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
The cruise agent had really good pricing at amenities at the time, as well as the incentives to book early. I read her on the reviews that this ship as "worn" or "dated"... nothing is farther from the truth...I ... Read more
bridgebumz
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We had a mini suite and the cabin was fine. Good space for two, nice veranda. Ship staff was awful, especially guest services. The individuals working this desk were rude, abrupt, unknowledgeable and not willing to help customers. ... Read more
Eddiesmom2013
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We came from Las Vegas and chose this cruise because we didn't have to travel far. We arrived at the pier early (about 10:00) and were sent into checkin right away. I was a little apprehensive about having only a porthole but the cabin was ... Read more
ServNHim
Member Since 2008
1 review
27 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
when searching for a cruise I did see some negative comments regarding the Jewel, all I can say is those people must be on crack! There was NOTHING negative about this cruise! The ship was in great condition and VERY clean. The workers ... Read more
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ampluvsbws
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
This is my 3rd cruise on Norwegian, twice on the Jewel and once on the Escape. My previous cruise on the Jewel in 2015 (Alaska) was overall a far better experience. My 2016 cruise on the Escape (Caribbean) was amazing. To be fair my ... Read more
Expert_Cruiser
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 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
3 helpful votes
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
4 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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