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Houston Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Jewel
Destination
Houston

Traveler rating

Excellent

74

Very Good

46

Average

19

Poor

8

Terrible

5

Cruise type

154 Houston Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews


vicmgutierrez avatar

vicmgutierrez

1 Review Written

my unforgettable cruise

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Good excellent service. Good. People Good. Food. Entertaining was good. Sleeping room good. Always kept nice and clean Clean linens.good excellent Service.I. felt like really good. Can't ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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winelover09

1 Review Written

Loved the Norwegian Jewel!

This was our first cruise and we had a blast. Too many kids for us due to Spring break, but we found our quiet places. The food was excellent, the staff was attentive, and the shows were amazing. All in all, ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Kb273

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Liked Carnival better

This was my 7th cruise, but my first on NCL. I was excited knowing the reputation of NCL. It certainly did not live up to my expectations. I have always had much better service on Carnival, this includes better ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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KW Cruisers

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

The crew and fellow Cruise Critic guests made this a memorable cruise

As we live not far from the port of Houston, taking all our needs for 29 days worked fine in 4 large suitcases. Everything from swimsuits, shorts & tee's to heavy coats and earmuffs was packed along with needs for ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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CharlesOK

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

1st time on NCL

We are a late 60's couple married 46 years with at least 14 prior cruises to our credit, 5 long cruises across the Atlantic with lots of sea days. This was a much anticipated cruise with lots of research including ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Markanddonna

12 Reviews Written

86 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Panama Canal Cruise on Jewel

Panama Canal 19 Night Cruise NCL We are an active retired couple who have been on about ten cruises and especially enjoy longer ones with many sea days. Cruising on the Jewel through the canal was an ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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tammyjw305

6 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Spring Break cruise

We went on one of the busy Spring Break cruise weeks while our kids were on Spring Break. It was my husband and myself on our 7th NCL cruise and 7th cruise, and our sons 9 and 6, one on his 2nd NCL cruise and one on ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Tw in OR

1 Review Written

Perfect Place to Relax and Have a Little Adventure

This was our first cruise. We never really considered cruising before--it seemed so focused on food, and impossible to connect with local culture. While those might be legitimate criticisms, we nonetheless found it ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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mykcrealtor

1 Review Written

Huge fan of freestyle cruising!

The jewel isn't the newest, fanciest ship, but I don't care... I love it :) I felt like it was the perfect size- not too big, not too small. It was older, but it was extremely clean and well-maintained. We cruise ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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pwsquare

3 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Great Vacation and Value

My husband and I are avid cruisers. This was our 23rd cruise, our second with NCL. I was very hesitant to go on another NCL cruise because my first experience (2006) was not that great. However, NCL was ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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sunlover1060

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Just the Two of Us; Most Excellent Time

My husband and I try to cruise every other year and usually with a group of other family members. This was our 4th NCL cruise and the first one that was just my husband and I. This was also the first time we ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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AB Seaman

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

It was OK

We noticed immediately that cruise companies cater to people who like gamble and smoke because on the Jewel, Deck 6 is where the casino is located. And adjacent to the casino was the theater, the smoke would invade ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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jscheff

1 Review Written

Second time is the charm - with the right cruise line...

My first time on a cruise was with another brand name. I was worried that I might be somewhat bored but that was not the real issue. The main thing was the environment. Norwegian's Jewel, on the other hand, was ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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DixieSL

1 Review Written

My first Norwegian cruise

After 8 cruises, our first cruise with the Norwegian Cruise Line was on the Jewel out of Houston on April 11. Where do I begin? The first thing we noticed was how happy and friendly the employees were. One mid ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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juditheee

1 Review Written

Great Overall!

I thoroughly enjoyed the cruise. All of the crew members were very helpful. Our room steward, Eddie, was wonderful and worked around our schedule to make sure the room was taken care of. The servers in the ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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cherlynthomas

1 Review Written

BEST WEEK EVER!!

We had a wonderful time cruising to Cozumel, Belize City & Roatan last week. We experienced the perfect balance of eating, drinking, & entertainment on-board the NCL Jewel. We especially enjoyed "free-styling"! ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Profromdover

1 Review Written

Great Times

A great time was hadn by all. Negatives were few, terrible tea and coffee. Entertainment was best ever. Shore tours were very entertaining and enjoyable. Internet access fees are a joke. Too many money makers ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Tom Young

1 Review Written

GOOD TIMES

The embarcation was quick, efficient, and professional. We did not have our correct documents but with more effort on agents part that was not a problem. The inside cabin was sufficient for our needs. We were ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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rnathanwhite

1 Review Written

A Very Memorable Experience - First Timer

I had never imagined that I would have such an awesome experience on a cruise. I think what made it so amazing overall was having my partner to share the experience with. We met so many friendly people, both staff ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Handlebars92708

1 Review Written

7 Day Western Caribbean Norwegian Jewel

My first cruise and it couldn't have been any better unless the captain could have added at least eight more hours to every day! Cabin was excellent, food to much and excellent, crew VERY NICE. Thought the two day ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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!cocruising!

9 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Blues Cruise

This is the 2nd time on NCL Jewel which was booked the very last minute. Since the last time has to say she went thru refurbishment and looks a LOT better. NCL took out the Chocolate Night and the lobster night but ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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carolrhodes

1 Review Written

Very Average Ship

This was our first cruise on Norwegian. The room was very small compared to other ships I've been on. This was not a luxury-appointed ship - very basic. The ship store was very, very small with very little in it. ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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anshad

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruiser- Great Overall Experience

This Cruise was a celebration of my wife's battle of overcoming Cancer. We left Kansas City the night before and arrived in Houston almost two hours late due to air delays. We stayed at the LaQuinta on NASA Parkway, ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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britain22

8 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great ship and crew

my wife and I sailed on the Jewel for the second time this year and found it just as good as the first time we sailed on her. During the entire trip we had no issues with any one or anything on board. the meals were ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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K11TEXAS

5 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Remarkably Smooth Sailing

From the ease of the check-in process to disembarking today, all went smoothly and with efficiency. I booked this cruise March 2014 and the sail became our second cruise; our first on Norwegian for us and veteran ...
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Sail Date April 2015


Norwegian Jewel Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.04.1
Dining4.03.7
Entertainment4.04
Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation4.03.9
Family4.03.9
Enrichment1.03.4
Service3.04.1
Value For Money4.03.8
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