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Houston to the Western Caribbean Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews

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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


Very Average Ship

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - Western

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carolrhodes

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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. The entertainment was average, at best. This particular cruise had a Nickelodean theme and therefore I think it was more family-oriented. Food was average. There was more than the ...
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Sail Date: April 2015

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


First Time Cruiser- Great Overall Experience

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anshad

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

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, and basically just slept, ate breakfast and left. The taxi ride to the hotel and cruise terminal was fine, and the driver was great about telling us bits of information. Upon arrival ...
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Sail Date: April 2015

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


Remarkably Smooth Sailing

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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


Great Vacation and Value

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pwsquare

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 offering great deals, so my we decided to book at the last minute, and I am glad we did. Our incentives included a free Ultimate Beverage Package and $100 shipboard credit. It was too good ...
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Sail Date: April 2015

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window


Great ship and crew

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britain22

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

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 above average to great and this covered room service all the way to the paid restaurants. the staff, from room stewards, bar staff and senior staff were the best we have encountered in ...
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Sail Date: April 2015

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


It was just OK.

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - Western

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mamaduran2

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

Family of 4, dh (32), ds (11), dd (9) and myself (32) on our second cruise. First was with Carnival...I didn't want to compare the two lines, but in all honesty, it is very hard not to. Embarkation/Disembarkation Fast, easy and efficient. No complaints whatsoever. Cabin Yes, this was an inside room, but wow, I guess I just didn't realize how poorly set up it would be. The pullout ...
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Sail Date: April 2015

Cabin Type: Inside

Traveled with children


Cruising versus land-based vacations

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scottmeredith

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

We just got off of the Norwegian Jewel two days ago.This was the first cruise for my wife and I. Before we headed out, we wondered how it would compare to the land-based vacations we have taken in the past...Here is what we thought: About us: To give you a little perspective, we are a couple in our early to mid 40s. We have three children, but none of them accompanied us on this cruise (for ...
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Sail Date: April 2015

Cabin Type: Penthouse with Large Balcony


Niece's 18th Birthday and HS Graduation Gift Cruise

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DMH15

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

I sailed on the NCL Jewel before and when I saw it sailed from Houston this was a no-brainer for my gift of a cruise to my niece. I have preconceived notion of what to expect, and I was pleasantly surprised and a few areas. First, I heard there was 750 children on board and I would say 99% of them were extremely well behaved. I enjoyed sharing the cruise with them. In fact I Delighted in ...
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Sail Date: April 2015

Cabin Type: Penthouse with Large Balcony


Great Time on the Jewel

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - Western

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Boringgirl

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

This was our first time cruising out of Houston. Parking at the Port was easy as was driving in and out of the Port. You must purchase parking pass on line to receive the $75/week rate otherwise it is $80. We arrived about noon and embarkation was smooth. It takes roughly about 4 hours to get out of the Port of Houston, so all alcoholic beverages have a tax on them, and the casino won't open ...
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Sail Date: April 2015

Cabin Type: Balcony


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