Norwegian Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews

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pulltab01
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 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
Eddiesmom2013
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
ampluvsbws
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
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greggliz
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 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
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
459 forum posts
5 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
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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
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
5 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
301 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
firegal2539
Member Since 2013
12 reviews
1,227 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
I just returned from a 7 day Mexican Riviera cruise on the NCL Jewel. If I had to give it a rating between 1 and 5 stars it would have to be a 3 star cruise. I will start with the good points of the cruise. The crew is phenomenal on the ... Read more
fmigali
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
223 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
A little bit about us, we are a family of four. Mom and Dad in their 30’s, with a five year old daughter and two year old son (will be three in January). For the adults, this was our 10th cruise. However, this was our first cruise ... Read more
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Baileyzeus
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
15 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We are silver level so have been on previous Norwegian cruises, as well as other cruise lines. Cabin was very small and & "tired"... bathroom Formica missing....bathroom floor didn't feel clean, carpeting had ... Read more
Gail Velasquez
Member Since 2016
1 review
This was our first time with NCL and probably our last. We booked this with a small group of friends and the organizer bailed on us. We were curious about NCL and the price was decent so we went ahead with the cruise as planned. The ... Read more
BobbyMoon
Member Since 2008
1 review
24 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
I went into this vacation with my expectations low as to not get disappointed after the countless so-so reviews. I was ready for just ok food and small accommodations but even my low expectations weren't met. I have previously sailed ... Read more
happywanderer856
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
Sailed October 2016
This was our first time cruising on Norwegian, and also our first time to the Mexican Riviera. We were excited to visit Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas. Embarkation was fast. We easily got through the security and check-in ... Read more
dustinnelson15
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
While I have cruised with NCL in the past, I have found them to be my go-to cruise line. Last year I traveled with Royal and while I found the ship (Navigator of the Seas) to be amazing in many ways, I felt they lacked on their food. So, ... Read more
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