Norwegian Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews

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fourward88
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
5 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
1 helpful vote
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
320 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
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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
13 reviews
1,319 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
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
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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
Amado and Judy
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to travel to Cabo, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vallarta with our niece and her husband as well as our adult daughter. The Le Cirque Bijou show was the BEST show I have seen on ANY cruise. The comedian and magician shows ... Read more
CruisinMaterial
Member Since 2005
28 reviews
10,946 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I’m a 34 year old male who traveled solo on the Norwegian Sun for the full-ship charter called the Groove Cruise. The charter was from October 28 to November 2, 2016. This was my 36th cruise and 23rd time with Norwegian. I had been ... Read more
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Dorothy
Member Since 2000
2 reviews
690 forum posts
7 helpful votes
I have cruised several times in the past with NCL, RCCL, Celebrity and Princess. However, I took a break from cruising for personal reasons and after 10 years, I cruised on NCL’s Jewel last week. I was very excited about this cruise ... Read more
hoodlims
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
We are a young family with 3 kids, ages 6, 4, and 3. We recently went on a Norwegian Cruise with 3 other families. Our previous two family cruises were on the Disney Cruise Line. This was not our first choice, but we thought hey, why ... Read more
haslamda
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
The cruise was fabulous the crew on the ship was fantastic! Puerta vallarta was nice loved doing the Mexican Fiesta, Tequila tasting was fun .Mazatlan Shrimp fest was just ok the grounds there was very pretty, Cabo San Lucas was Great we ... Read more
hpotter50
Member Since 2012
1 review
6 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We took this cruise to use up points we had before they expired. Chose inside cabin because not worth the extra $$$s to upgrade. Dining at night was barely OK and service in the "free" venues was at best, tolerable. Food was ... Read more
Wolff
Member Since 2003
1 review
181 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We booked this cruise as a family vacation. The room was nice and roomy, we had a mini suite. But there was limited seating available in the room. We even had one of the balcony chairs brought inside to extra seating as needed. Other ... Read more
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debranear
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
This is an average cruise ship with small rooms. (Read my room review) The food was decent and complimentary Juices, lemonade and water when dining. They confiscate your wine at check in (San Pedro) as they have NO SYSTEM for counting and ... Read more
TampaMike54
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
1,843 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
I'm going to keep this short and sweet. We had a lovely time aboard the Jewel. This was our 14th cruise and our 6th with Norwegian. Although the Jewel is 11 years old, it has been nicely maintained. Still some areas show their age even ... Read more
Christine91791
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Embarkation process at Los Angeles (San Pedro) port was average - long lines, too hot in the building, slow service with a quiet-talker behind the desk... but it's all okay because we're getting ready to board a cruise ship for a ... Read more
Chieftom1
Member Since 2015
1 review
22 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because it offered the FREE drink package PLUS three specialty dinners. I also had a friend out in the LA area that wanted to go along but couldn't afford to fly to either Galveston, N.O., or Miami so we took the NCCL ... Read more
compster
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I really hate NCL and this was the worst cruise ever. Ok. Let me get the compliments out of the way. I had a standard balcony stateroom, which was adequately furnished. I really liked the stateroom attendant, Mohammed from Indonesia. ... Read more
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