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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews

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Norwegian Jewel
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354 Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews


Nikki D avatar

Nikki D

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Sydney to New Zealand 13 night cruise

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I chose this cruise due to the timing and destination. It needed to be in school holidays and New Zealand was a destination I wished to visit. The service from most staff was of a high standard. Staff greeted ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Lord muk

9 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Sydney to Adelaide

We chose this cruse mainly for the itenary which included Eden which is a really interesting stop, no traffic jams & a great musuem of the whaling industry. The ship is in need if a refurbishmant in a big way, ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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dixie01

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Nice ship but!

Very nice ship, fitted out well, plenty of eateries and bars, but the allowable dress code, was appalling. I understand people like to relax and unwind, but there is a time and place, where you need to make an ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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PShell

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great cruise until the end.

Cruised on the Norwegian Jewel for a 5-day getaway from Sydney to Tasmania and return. We had an aft Penthouse suite, room 10002. As we were in the Penthouse, wife’s 50th birthday present, we were given ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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verne1956

4 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Great ports, disappointing ship

As the title suggests we were not overly impressed by the ship as far as first impressions goes it was a fail for Norwegian. The ship looked very nice at the docks we viewed it the night before boarding but alas ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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tx121

7 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

Rocky Trans Pacific Cruise to Hawaii

We sailed on the NCL Jewel from Vancouver to Hawaii. This was our first transpacific cruise and were worried about the sea conditions. Having done a transatlantic cruise 2 years ago, we were expecting some rough ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Cruisingfor2oncemore

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not too happy with my choice?

I actually did not know what cruise line to choose since I never have been on a cruise. While I was looking at some options I came across Norwegian with pictures of Alaska, that I wanted to go see. Unfortunately, ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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jlowe25

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Alaska was amazing... NCL Jewel was not!

I sailed to Alaska late in the season (September) Jewel and found the destination to be worth every penny. The downside to the trip was the NCL Jewel, specifically, the on-board activities and enrichment. We ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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catmanlll2u

1 Review Written

Hold the buffet food please

The ship, stateroom, and staff were great. The entertainment was Las Vegas quality. Our only real complaint was the very low quality of the food at the buffet (main dining hall). It was a seven day cruise and there ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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robertd2

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cruise not up to standard for NCL

I chose this cruise to take my Grand Children on our yearly Grand Children vacation during the Labor Day week. We have done this cruise before with other Grand Children ages 6 - 12. The only real positive ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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alaskaNCL2017

1 Review Written

Alaska on NCL Jewel

Food - Many many options in Garden Café, including vegetarian choices. However, had to call 24 hr in advance to go to any of the other complimentary dining restaurants to ensure there were vegetarian choices. That ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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JoanMarian

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Sorry to Report

We booked this cruise as a family cruise with my daughter, husband and grand children. My main complaint is that this company nickel and dimes you on everything. For example, we had to pay $26+ every night for the ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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caseylee4ts

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

The staff and crew are so great!

We booked our cruise through Costco.com and booked this particular because the dates worked well for everyone in our party (13 of us total) and it went round-trip out of Seattle. Embarkation and disembarkation went ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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lan2man

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not what we expected

The ship/food/etc were not too bad. The cabin is a different issue. We had spent a lot of time on the NCL web-site looking at the details of the trip and pictures of our stateroom. Image our surprise when we ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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debbie1swanson

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

The staff make the difference on this cruise.

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Long Time Gone

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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thepeoples4

1 Review Written

33 Helpful Votes

A different kind of review...

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Kb273

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Liked Carnival better

This was my 7th cruise, but my first on NCL. I was excited knowing the reputation of NCL. It certainly did not live up to my expectations. I have always had much better service on Carnival, this includes better ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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NeiBaon

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Beautiful scenery; Mediocre food

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Calicruizer11

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Good, not great

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, ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Savencash

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Expected better

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Dancinbear9

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

The food was sub par

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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gdaym8

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Somewhat disappointed as a first time cruiser.......

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 ...
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Sail Date May 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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wlpphd

3 Reviews Written

A Nice Ship

We chose this cruise line because it left from our local cruise port in San Pedro Ca. Very few cruise lines now leave from California in the Los Angeles area. The itinerary is one we have done before. It is nice but ...
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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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