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Houston Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews

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Perfect Place to Relax and Have a Little Adventure

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Panama Canal & Central America

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Tw in OR
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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 an ideal vacation! The Jewel is a bit older, and seems geared to an older crowd. We chose a cruise that was after school spring breaks and of a length that most working adults could ...
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Sail Date: April 2015

Cabin Type: Family Oceanview Picture Window


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

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Panama Canal & Central America

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KW Cruisers
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

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 our whole cruise. Embarkation was fine, as we arrived just after noon, had lunch in the main dining room and found our cabin to be ready after lunch, with bags arriving within an hour ...
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Sail Date: April 2015

Cabin Type: Inside


1st time on NCL

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Panama Canal & Central America

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CharlesOK
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 the McCullough book "Path between the Seas". Of course the cruise was much more than the day we spent going through the canal. We like lazy at sea days with lots of time to read and ...
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Sail Date: April 2015

Cabin Type: Obstructed Oceanview

Traveled with disabled person


Wonderful Panama Canal Cruise on Jewel

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Panama Canal & Central America

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Markanddonna
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 outstanding experience. The crew and fellow passengers were exceptionally friendly and the ship was in very good condition; very clean and well administrated. I had worried about the ...
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Sail Date: April 2015

Cabin Type: Balcony


Just the Two of Us; Most Excellent Time

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - Western

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sunlover1060
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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 cruised out of Houston and had no idea what to expect. We flew into Houston the day before the cruise and purchased the hotel package with transfers through NCL. We flew into George Bush ...
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Sail Date: April 2015

Cabin Type: Balcony


A Very Memorable Experience - First Timer

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - All

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rnathanwhite
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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 and other people on the cruise. The staff deserves the highest praise as they were always so friendly and so helpful. The food was good in the restaurants. We didn't do any of the ...
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Sail Date: April 2015

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


7 Day Western Caribbean Norwegian Jewel

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - All

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Handlebars92708
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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 sail from Roatan was going to be long and boring, WRONG so many things to do on the ship and not enough time to do them all. Really wanted to take the ship tour but again not enough ...
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Sail Date: April 2015

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


Remarkably Smooth Sailing

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - Western

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K11TEXAS
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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 floating friends sailing with us - so we had no latitude perks to begin this voyage. The officers and crew were wonderful, visible -very approachable and always asking if everything was ...
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Sail Date: April 2015

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


Huge fan of freestyle cruising!

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - All

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mykcrealtor
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

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 once or twice a year but this was our first time on NCL (previously we've been on Carnival, Princess, and Royal Caribbean). We quickly became huge fans, and I even put down a deposit on ...
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Sail Date: April 2015

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony

Traveled with children


BEST WEEK EVER!!

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - All

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cherlynthomas
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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"! The NCL staff was so friendly & helpful. We felt like we'd made new friends. We'd see them at the restaurants, shops, casino & even the hallways & they'd greet us with big ...
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Sail Date: April 2015

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


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