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Los Angeles Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Jewel
Destination
Los Angeles

Traveler rating

Excellent

80

Very Good

84

Average

55

Poor

27

Terrible

23

Cruise type

269 Los Angeles Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews


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msCaveCreek

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Glad we went, but not up to par

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The cruise on the Norwegian Jewel wasn't bad, but I have had better cruise experiences on other cruise line's ships. Second time cruising with Norwegian and have found that their food is mediocre in every venue, ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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football99mom

1 Review Written

First Cruise! We are hooked.

My husband, two teen boys (ages 16 and 13), and my mother booked two rooms (connecting mid-ship mini suites) on the Norwegian Jewel during the kids' spring break. We wanted to drive to the port, so we chose a ship ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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missleers

1 Review Written

The best show on the seas!

Chose this cruise due to price of ship and flight. Enjoyed the ports of call so much. Best show on the seas with the male and female acrobats that met in gymnastics school. Passengers were friendly and food was ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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arizonaperson

14 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

NCL Virgin

NCL Jewel-April 23-30, 2017 Sunday to Sunday itinerary (San Pedro, CA-Sea day-Sea day-Puerto Vallarta-Mazatlan- Cabo-Sea day) This was my first NCL cruise. Flew into LAX on day of cruise a Sunday. 30 ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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js-g

3 Reviews Written

62 Helpful Votes

Mexican Riviera - LOVED the Jewel!!

We flew into LAX from Edinburgh the day before the cruise. We stayed at the Crown Plaza in San Pedro the night before the cruise. The hotel was fine for a night but would not want to base myself there if spending ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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EmptynestingDon

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Long time Carnival cruiser 1st time on NCL

My wife and I are Gold card holders with Carnival having been on 15+ cruises with them over the last 7 years so when we decided to try something different we went with NCL because the port in Long Beach California ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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jeeptrick

1 Review Written

Mexican Cruise was a Jewel

This was our third cruise, We have been choosing different cruise lines to compare whiich is best for us. The Royal Carib and Princess were first. We rated this vacation as 5/5. We liked the ship, the food, the ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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pprince

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Dazzzzzling Entertainment

We chose this cruise because it went where we wanted to go. We loved it. Our first time with Norwegian. Why had no one told us before? We have only ever cruised with Princess. We will definitely go Norwegian again. ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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OhBlahDah

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Like a Dream

Repositioning cruise is a great value and a fabulous itinerary with San Francisco and Victoria stops. We only had to purchase one-way flights home since we were able to embark from our local port of Los Angeles. I ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Malcolm Clive

1 Review Written

San Francisco

we came with a party of 38 people the service on board was excellent, the food at the buffet had a lot to offer and was very good, and the fine dinning was excellent but some of the servers could have been a little ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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CoffeeGoddess

5 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

First Pacific Coastal

I've wanted to do a Pacific Coastal since I started cruising. When I look at the Jewel the time and schedule were right along with the cost so I went for it. I got the beverage package and enjoyed that with many ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Carts

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Nice ship but too much hustling

Having traveled on Celebrity Cruises for our first cruise last September, we thought we'd try Norwegian. Our expectations were only partially met and the shore excursion to Puerta Vallarta was a scam. We had a ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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oregonian123

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Another great NCL ship cruise

This was a very clean, happy ship. The washy-washy staff even had a guitar and would serenade us as we entered the buffet. We ate at all of the complimentary venues except Azura. All of them had tasty choices. My ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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gwsster

3 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Good crew, tired cabins in need of refurbishment.

Needed a short refresher cruise from a home port. We have sailed on several NCL ships including the Sky, Sun, Gem, Jade, Epic, Star, POA, and this last cruise on the Jewel. NCL has been consistent in their delivery ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Sun Lover 48

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

My First Norwegian Cruise

Norwegian's " freestyle" cruising is in our opinion the best way to enjoy the Mexican Riviera. You don't have to plan your time around structured dining times. Eat when you want, where you want and enjoy their non ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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CorazonSarne

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

NCL Mexican Riviera Cruise

Our dining experiences were all good and satisfactory from breakfast to dinner. We tried different restaurants and they were all excellent in food and services. All the waiters and attendants gave excellent ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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kab66

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First cruise

Background information This was my first cruise and spent hours reading and agonizing my choice I booked then found web site after web site reviews. I will say one thing don't go on a review alone as ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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M.velasquez6

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise to Date and Worse Customer Service!!!

This cruise was for a family reunion trip and was chosen by the whole group. We chose to sail out of California because this way the family could save on airline expenses. The ship at first glance was nice, but ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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hangten10

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Mexican Riveria 7 days from Los Angeles (San Pedro)

We have kids and grandkids in LA area, so we were looking for a cruise that left out of LA. We've been on 5 NCL cruises - 3 being Pride of America to Hawaii. We chose it for the departure port and 7 day itinerary. ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Jimsr44

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

A Trip of a Lifetime

This was a Panama Canal through transit from Los Angeles, Ca, to Miami, Fl. It was on my wife's and my bucket list. The boarding process was easily done. There was only one hiccup. Actual boarding was delayed ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Mike D.

14 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Another very good Mexican Riviera Cruise on the Jewel

This is our third time with NCL on the Mexican Riviera. Our second cruise on the Jewel. The Jewel was refurbished since the last time we were on it although I don't remember any significant differences from ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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sunlover1060

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Happy Birthday, Granddaughter's First Cruise

We booked this cruise way in advance to celebrate our granddaughters (GD) 11th birthday. We flew to LAX on the morning of embarkation as we are only a two hour flight away. From LAX we boarded the NCL transfer ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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bjsalveter

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

GREAT AS USUAL!

This was our 6th cruise with Norwegian. The Jewel is our favorite ship. Everything accessible and has an open lay-out. There are 2 pools to accommodate everyone. But no matter which ship or which destination, the ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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brennan656

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Mexican Riviera Freestyle

After numerous Caribbean cruises my wife and I decided to try a cruise on the Mexican Riviera. I am happy to report we loved the Jewel and all of the ports. I will say that we had perfect weather all week, ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Reno22

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Time on Norwegian

Having sailed on Royal Caribbean for 32 cruises it was time to try something new. Truth be said my girlfriend & I had a great experience on the Norwegian Jewel. The staff, food, entertainment, stateroom were quite ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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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