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mochas8
Member Since 2009
1 review
41 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
15 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
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
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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
20 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
JerrieB
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Always wanted to see Alaska. Decided on the Norwegian cruise because of the great extras. Had the beverage package, which was really great. Check in lines unbelievable. We were in 3 different lines for 2 hours. Really bad ... Read more
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josgan
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
I chose the cruise because it was available at the time I wanted to take vacation and I had wanted to go to Alaska for a while. The Alaska portion of the trip was fantastic and I highly recommend it, I had beautiful clear skies and ... Read more
gdaym8
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Reading the blogs in regards to the Norwegian Jewel were spot on. Ranking: 1) Entertainment (the entertainment staff really does a great job on the Jewel) 2) Activities (there is something to do every hour of every day on the ... Read more
ARCJCM Travel Videos
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 forum posts
14 helpful votes
We recently returned from an eight-day inside passage Alaska cruise on the Norwegian Jewel. We sailed in an Owner’s Suite (10004), which is part of The Haven. This was our first cruise, and we were big cruise skeptics. Our ... Read more
Rocketman000
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Just came off the Vancouver/Alaska/Seattle , 8 days cruise. The staff were ALL very friendly, and the ship was very comfortable and clean. We enjoyed all the shows, and the entertainment ( except the comedian ) he wasn't that great. ... Read more
RolandNeave
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Our family of 5 adults booked the Garden Villa and thoroughly enjoyed its 5,000 sq ft with 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a vast living room with spectacular views and grand piano, and outdoor decks on 2 levels. The service by our butler, ... Read more
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EmptynestingDon
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
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 is so close by. As a ... Read more
OhBlahDah
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
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 don't need a bikini, ... Read more
CoffeeGoddess
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
965 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
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 good drinks, and a ... Read more
oregonian123
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
487 forum posts
3 helpful votes
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 favorite for embarkation ... Read more
gwsster
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
623 forum posts
4 helpful votes
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 of a nice lower cost ... Read more
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hangten10
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
19 forum posts
3 helpful votes
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. Flew in from east ... Read more
Carts
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
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 balcony and while there was ... Read more
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CorazonSarne
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
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 services including our ... Read more
kab66
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
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 you can be on the same ... Read more
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Mike D.
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
31 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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 our 2014 cruise. The ... Read more
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