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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews

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Norwegian Jewel
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111 Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews

GrandBistro avatar


1 Review Written

First and Last Time on NCL


We are experienced cruisers, having sailed with Carnival, Celebrity, Princess and Regent Seven Seas. We booked this with friends. They chose the cruise and we joined them. Embarkation was smooth and fast. We ...
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Sail Date September 2013

hotgrl4u17 avatar


1 Review Written

Mislead, Misunderstood, Meaningless, and MAD

I spent many years (10+) saving for what I thought would be a dream vacation for me and my 15 year old son for a 7 day trip to the Bahamas. While booking I upgraded to a Balcony room and was advised that I would be ...
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Sail Date December 2012

Justlimin avatar


1 Review Written

Smokers heaven

We took a cab from the Newark Airport Hotel, down to the Manhattan Terminal at a cost of 123dollars including tolls and tip , the journey took around 50 minutes. For most of the journey I was on the phone to N.C.L ...
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Sail Date October 2012

avid-cruiser avatar


1 Review Written

Horrible Guest Services, dining and room service experiences

I was on the norwegian jewel this month & encountered the rudest reception from guest svcs, tsar dining room servers & room svc personnel. On numerous occasions the room service personell didn't even pick up the ...
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Sail Date October 2012

P191919 avatar


1 Review Written

Served RAW chicken

From the beginning, I was not impressed. The embarkation was smooth but it all went downhill from there. Hoping to get a different experience since we have always cruised with Royal in the past we decided to try ...
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Sail Date January 2012

Teamur avatar


1 Review Written

Not impressed, wanted to like it, but...

After being on the NCL Jewel cruise, I concur with others who criticized its food. Choices in main restaurants were limited and meals were far from being tasty. The buffet choices were not that great either, same ...
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Sail Date December 2011

lou-ga avatar


5 Reviews Written


FIRE THE C.E.O., KEVIN SHEEHAN I wish we had looked at CruiseCritic.com before we took the NCL Jewel. If we had, we would have not gone. The buck has to stop somewhere. Fire Kevin Sheehan. When he was on ...
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Sail Date October 2011

tamtam2000 avatar


1 Review Written

HUGE disappointment - never again on NCL

From the time we boarded to the time we departed, my vacation experience was characterized by waiting on lines with inconsiderate fellow passengers and inept staff. Here's a very telling observation I made on our ...
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Sail Date July 2011

Wish I Could avatar

Wish I Could

1 Review Written

Never again on NCL

We were part of a large party, all of whom had cruised previously on other lines. We chose the Norwegian Jewel because of its Nickelodeon theme, expecting that a ship with such a program would be very kid-friendly. ...
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Sail Date July 2011

Gala9505 avatar


2 Reviews Written

NOISY & Overcrowded

On day 1 we complained to the front desk about the noise issues. We immediately went to the front desk and requested a cabin change. We were told the ship was full. Frankly, I find this hard to believe. The ...
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Sail Date June 2011

1357never avatar


1 Review Written

Will never sail with norwegian again!

I would never sail with Norwegian again! Where do I begin. We were traveling with a group of 15 people. We all seemed to have problem First: dinning service=Awful! Waited forever for drinks and for food. If ...
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Sail Date May 2011

pipermom avatar


1 Review Written

Be prepared to spend and spend and spend

My husband and I like to cruise it is a fun way to relax. We went on a family cruise (we were 21 people). This was was first on NCL...and NEVER AGAIN. First off, if you want a decent meal you need to go to a ...
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Sail Date April 2011

filburt89 avatar


1 Review Written

Worst cruise line in history

I am a 21-year-old college student who dreamed of going on a cruise with my friends over summer vacation. After nine months of planning and waiting, my friends and I sailed Norwegian Jewel embarking from NYC on ...
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Sail Date May 2010

nikitsin avatar


1 Review Written


I would like to tell you about mine and my wife's experience taking cruise on Norwegian Jewel January 9th January 18th, 2009 (Stateroom #9019, which we bought, but don't lived, and stateroom #5564 where we lived, ...
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Sail Date January 2009

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bobbys girl

1 Review Written

The Worst Cruise Ever

I'm sure glad this wasn't my first cruise or I'd never go on another. Room service was horrendous; room steward whom I never met didn't know how to make up a bed, hardly vacuumed, poor, poor, poor or nonexistent ...
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Sail Date November 2010



2 Reviews Written

Norwegian Never Again

I just completed my first cruise with NCL on the Norwegian Jewel. I was traveling with two teenage girls and 2 ½ year old twin boys. We departed on Halloween, and some of the Cruise Critic people organized a cabin ...
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Sail Date October 2010

DeeSheep avatar


1 Review Written

Worst Cruise EVER!!

To thank my 2 daughters for all they have done for me, I chose to take them on a cruise for their birthdays which are both in October. My only mistake was choosing NCL. I am a very experienced cruiser. My husband ...
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Sail Date October 2010

arand77 avatar


1 Review Written

Worst cruise ever! Unfriendly unclean and just plain rude

I just came back form a cruise out of NY on the Jewel and had a horrific experience! Not one seemed to care on the boat or would give me the time of day to actually hear what i had to see or look at pictures I took ...
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Sail Date August 2010

CTKatiesMom avatar


1 Review Written

A Miserable Experience - Too Overcrowded!!!

I cannot overstate how disappointing this cruise was, in comparison to others we've taken (especially RC)! We had a truly awful time - had we not been at sea, we would have left early. The Norwegian Jewel is too ...
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Sail Date May 2010

mrstrod avatar


5 Reviews Written

Norwegian Jewel not such a sparkeling experience!

Norwegian Jewel 11/29/2009 - 12/06/2009 Embarkation: Since we drove in the night before we arrived at the Port of Miami at around 10:00 am. We were about the 10th passengers on the line for check-in and ...
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Sail Date November 2009

UniqueNTexas avatar


4 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

All Flash but No Substance

Embarkation: This was our 6th cruise (1 with Princess, 4 with Carnival and 1st with NCL). We had read all the reviews and we selected a Penthouse suite to make comparisons with the other cruise lines. We read all ...
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Sail Date November 2009

kitakatt avatar


1 Review Written

K-Mart and Las Vegas fans

First, the pluses.  The stewards and wait people were first rate throughout the ship.  They were helpful, solved problems, attended to requests with efficiency, warm, and personable.  They deserve a large ...
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Sail Date May 2009

bobnjeff avatar


6 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beware of the NCL Line

Free to wait and wait in lines from the buffet to the main dining rooms. During these tight times extra pay restaurants are a hard sell. Especially when you do not get that much better food or service so..... expect ...
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Sail Date May 2009

bobonurse avatar


1 Review Written


To make a long story short, this trip was by far the worst cruise we have every experienced. The service was horrible, not one staff member was friendly, smiled, or seemed to enjoy their job. The food and food ...
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Sail Date February 2009

JustMe avatar


2 Reviews Written

Never Ever Ever AGAIN

I guess I would have to start off by saying, I am a frequent cruiser and wanted to experience the "freestyle" Norwegian experience, but what a mistake that was. My husband and I booked the Jewel for our honeymoon, ...
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Sail Date November 2008

Norwegian Jewel Ratings

Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation4.03.9
Value For Money4.03.8
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