Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews

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15Paradise
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
By all means get a cabin with some kind of window: We were on deck 4 ( the lowest one) and had a porthole...it was just fine! Think twice before you "buy" internet service on the ship. My husband did, and we had issues ... Read more
lgstovall
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
Sailed four weeks ago
This is a great cruise line. I think the Jewel is a very pretty ship and staff on board are attentive and pleasant, without going overboard just to receive a reward. I am ready to go again, on NCL, on any ship in their fleet. The cruise ... Read more
debbie1swanson
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
My 85-year-old mother-in-law is finally getting to her bucket list and took my husband and me on this cruise. Her money. She is not wealthy. She has never led an extravagent life-style, so this was a huge deal for her. I helped make the ... Read more
tbarsug
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We have always want to go to Alaska. We had family going and it was a perfect time. Since, we live near the city we were departing from there was no need to explore it. Our embarkation process went smoothly and was well organized. ... Read more
jeannemac
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
I will start with the good, which isn't a whole lot. Good cabin steward and the ships show band was excellent. Now for the bad! Was greeted by a plumbing problem being worked on a couple of doors down from our cabin when we got ... Read more
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Srewob57
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
People we were traveling with already had their reservation so had no choice The ship was very clean and the service, for the most part, was excellent. Food was awful. Cold food was room temp, hot food was room temp. regardless of ... Read more
thepeoples4
Member Since 2008
1 review
67 forum posts
19 helpful votes
This review is different than most. This is a summary of items that I always search these threads for: Before you leave home/before you board the ship:Download the NCL iConcierge App. This helps with onboard services once on the ship. I ... Read more
seattle sojourner
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
76 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we wanted to travel with our 4 year old grandson this particular week and leave from Seattle. We got a great deal about 40 days prior to sailing on an inside guarantee and for $100 we bid and were upgraded to ... Read more
Grant Shannon
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
This was our first cruise with Norwegian Cruise lines, and it was also the last. We have done several cruises with Celebrity and Royal Caribbean. This cruise line does not measure up for us. We paid $4,000 to upgrade from an inside ... Read more
swatkins56
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
33 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My mother always dreamed of seeing Alaska; after my father died, I invited her and my daughter on an Alaskan cruise. My mother had never been on a cruise, but had friends who had shared about their travels. My daughter needed a break ... Read more
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idpuckey
Member Since 2017
1 review
My BFF bought this cruise for my upcoming 60 th birthday, and wanted to do something out of the normal Caribbean. The stops and excursions are very nice and well organized. there is plenty to do. I find the ships entertainment to be weak ... Read more
Long Time Gone
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We chose Norwegian for its flexible dining and casual attire. We specifically chose the Jewel for the itinerary which included Tracy Arm Fjord. The cruise staff was wonderful. Service was superb. The stateroom was comfortable, ... Read more
Cuzlin
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
It was my husband's choice to cruise to Alaska but I enjoyed it immensely and would totally recommend it. We were reasonably lucky with the weather as we had sunshine every day except the second day at sea when it rained. My best ... Read more
NeiBaon
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was my first cruise. My sister chose the cruise because she gets seriously discounted cruises with Norwegian. As a result, I didn't have much say in the cruise line. We upgraded to a balcony cabin through a "bid" ... Read more
Calicruizer11
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
This was my first cruise, and I went in with very few expectations. I was traveling in a group of 25, for my grandparents anniversary. We were a good mix of ages, with some kids around 10, a handful in their 20s, the parents in their ... Read more
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Haydnsnana
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
This cruise was chosen because of it's price, then the onboard package deals were amazing! That's what got us on board. The service of the employees was so over-the-top....it was such an enjoyable experience that I can't imagine it being ... Read more
mochas8
Member Since 2009
1 review
40 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Family voted for cold and boy they got it! Only 2 days of sunshine with lots of rocking, rolling and raining. Great views, fun excursions, seafood galore and time to relax were on our agenda. Ships decor is more suited to the Caribbean but ... Read more
angela369
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Had never cruised with Norweigian and wanted to give it a try. It was a very nice cruise, the entertainment was decent. the ports were very nice, everything went smoothly in all the ports including embarkation, was a little dissapointed ... Read more
stickergal105
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Wonderful cruise, fantastic staff, good food, clean ship. We chose Norwegian for their freestyle dining, that was great, we could eat when we wanted at 6 restaurants, so we didn't purchase a dining plan, however we did spend extra to ... Read more
Rustypilot
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
This could have been a 5 star review, but a couple of glitches and the company's policies dropped it to a 4. First the problems: 1. I was hosting a family group of 7 members. I purchased through the required promo package a 250 ... Read more
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Dancinbear9
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We chose this ship because of previous Norwegian cruise line experience and that it was leaving out of Seattle. However, we felt the Jewel fell short in the dining experience. The food at the Buffet and the dessert area were disappointing. ... Read more
Savencash
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was our second cruise to Alaska, but our first cruise with Norwegian. Our first cruise was with Oceania and we really enjoyed it. Since Oceania and Norwegian are owned by the same company we set our expectations high based upon our ... Read more
Gilbert Cruisers
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
51 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our 7th cruise with NCL and third time to Alaska. Overall it was a wonderful vacation, but I really noticed the cutbacks on this trip. The crew was very good and the ship was lovely but the first missing perk was noticed the first ... Read more
Kristinedunn
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
The staff is fabulous! We enjoyed all the excursions we went on. The food is very good and excellent in the specialty restaurants. This was our first experience in a penthouse suite. The special treatment was amazing. It will be ... Read more
Tacotica
Member Since 2017
1 review
19 helpful votes
Alaska is the only state I had never been in, so when the opportunity presented itself to take this cruise to Alaska, we said why not. We did not travel with any children We cruised in the Norwegian Jewel, We stayed in cabin 8624, it ... Read more
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