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Houston to the Western Caribbean Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Jewel
Western Caribbean
Houston

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Poor

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Terrible

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118 Houston to the Western Caribbean Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews


winelover09 avatar

winelover09

1 Review Written

Loved the Norwegian Jewel!

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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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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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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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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


anshad avatar

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


britain22 avatar

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


LSpencer59 avatar

LSpencer59

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Norwegian Jewel - Easter Cruise

I feel a little guilty only giving 3 stars - since we had a great trip. But I just finished the Norwegian survey and realized that there was really more wrong with this ship than I thought. Every cruiser feels ...
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Sail Date April 2015


Boringgirl avatar

Boringgirl

1 Review Written

Great Time on the Jewel

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2015


backby10 avatar

backby10

1 Review Written

Somewhat Disappointed

Traveled with spouse, son, and daughter over spring break. We came into Houston the night before and stayed at the Marriot South(?) near Hobby. We took a taxi the next morning to Houston Terminal. It cost us $65 ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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mamaduran2

1 Review Written

It was just OK.

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. ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Mariana.Belfer

1 Review Written

Norwegian Jewel, Easter Week 2015

Went on the Easter trip, out of Houston, with 3 stops: Cozumel, Belize and Trujillo Honduras. First freestyle cruise for us. Disappointing to say the least. The nickling and diming was absolutely out of control. ...
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Sail Date April 2015


BostonGal35 avatar

BostonGal35

18 Reviews Written

55 Helpful Votes

A Great Time As Always

Just returned from the April 4th sailing on the Jewel. This was our 5th cruise, having been on the Star, Breakaway(twice), and the Epic. We had an AMAZING time. Not sure why people are saying that the ship is ...
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Sail Date April 2015


DMH15 avatar

DMH15

2 Reviews Written

Niece's 18th Birthday and HS Graduation Gift Cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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scottmeredith

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Cruising versus land-based vacations

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2015


robster0626 avatar

robster0626

1 Review Written

Candid Overview of Norwegian Jewel

EMBARKATION My wife and I took this cruise the last week of March 2015 out of Houston with my brother and his wife. We drove in early Saturday morning from East of New Orleans and arriving around 9:15am were one ...
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Sail Date March 2015


morrisretired avatar

morrisretired

12 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise

Was on Jewel 2/28 to 3/7 to celebrate our 39th wedding anniversary. We were just searching the last minute cruises out of Galveston, Houston, and New Orleans, to see what kind of deals were out there. We live less ...
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Sail Date February 2015


KDebreuil avatar

KDebreuil

1 Review Written

Comparing the Jewel to the Jewel

We took this cruise during our Spring break in Manitoba Canada. We had a group of 12 total (3 families), split up into 4 Balcony rooms on Deck 9. My wife, daughter an I were on the Jewel in July of last year for ...
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Sail Date March 2015


keychee avatar

keychee

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

First Norwegian Cruise on The Jewel

This was my husband and I's first time aboard any of the Norwegian boats and our second cruise. Our first cruise was with Carnival Pride and we sailed with a group of friends. On this particular cruise, we sailed ...
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Sail Date March 2015


suefish1 avatar

suefish1

1 Review Written

Jewel was a good relaxing cruise until we got back to Texas

This was going to be our 9th cruise, third on NCL, first on the Jewell. There were plenty of activities to do on the ship. Plenty of food to eat as well. The food was average. I expected more of a variety in the ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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losangelescruiser

1 Review Written

Was just okay.

Just came back from our 7 night cruise out of Bayport Houston to the Western Caribbean. We set sail on March 28th 2015. The embarkation process was real smooth. We got there pretty early, around 10:30 and there were ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Starflyr3

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fun cruise, first time with kids!

I got a cruise bug last summer and booked us on the Jewel. I had been on the S/S Norway in 1996, and again for our honeymoon in 2002, right before it went out of service. Of course, by late July, the biggest room ...
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Sail Date March 2015


SusanG1023 avatar

SusanG1023

1 Review Written

Great ship, loved the "freestyle" cruising

We were apprehensive because we really like meeting new people at our usual dining room set schedule, but we enjoyed going to the different restaurants and trying the different cuisines. Our favorite restaurant was ...
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Sail Date March 2015


kirkbays13 avatar

kirkbays13

1 Review Written

Yearly vacation success

Me and my partner have cruised once before, a few years ago. We liked it so much that we decided to try it again for our vacation this year. She teaches at a university, so the week of spring break was our only ...
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Sail Date March 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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