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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews

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Norwegian Jewel
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354 Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews


Zorto145 avatar

Zorto145

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Ordinary

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We chose this cruise because a Royal Caribbean cruise we’d booked due to leave Singapore was cancelled three days before departure due to COVID-19. I had already travelled to Sydney ready to fly to Singapore and ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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sc_parry

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Average cruise, some good, some not so good

Overall: Average Cruise and the highlight was the day cruising the Sounds. The Sounds are spectacular and cruising was a great way to see a small portion of them. Dining: We never do up charge dining, we ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Rrb99

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Comparison to prior cruise experience

Incredible weather.   Between riding buses and a rental car for  six weeks from Cape Reinga to Wanaka in New Zealand, the only rain I had was for about an hour driving between Greymouth and Arthur's Pass.  How ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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qqq266

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Just Average Overall

Sydney (Pre-Cruise) We landed early in the morning and were in the arrival hall in under an hour. We collected a pocket WiFi that was reserved through Klook and purchased Opal cards from the WH Smith store for ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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onlyslightlymad

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Ups and Downs

This was our second NCL cruise. The other was six years ago and since then we have cruised exclusively on Celebrity. The embarkation was quick and efficient. We chose a penthouse suite at the back of the ship. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Ellamilyizzy

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Very disappointing

We paid top dollar for this average cruise. Had previously been on a Celebrity Cruise and thought the food was bad but nothing could compare to the slop on this ship. Poorly cooked and presented, mostly stone cold ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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davemoz

2 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

The Truth About a Norwegian Jewel Cruise . . . .

My wife and I have just returned from a 12-day cruise (Sydney/New Zealand/Sydney) on the Norwegian Jewel. We have previously been on 12 cruises from 7 to 48 nights with 5 different cruise lines ranging from 3 to ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Murchmom

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary not such great port locations

My dream was to go to bora bora and with this itinerary I could see it plus other French Polynesia islands We started in Honolulu and the embarkation was the best I have ever done , fast and easy. Then we got ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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VictoriaBC cruiser

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

First time to Hawaii

We were on the NCL-Getaway previously and we enjoyed that cruise enough to give the Jewel a try. We were excited to go to Hawaii, especially during the months of October and November. The ship had approx 2400 ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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erodrig26

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Alaskan Cruise

This was a bucket list item in that I wanted to visit Alaska (the only state I hadn't been to) and to experience the coast of Alaska. We did the land portion of our trip first and the cruise on the way back so it ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Blondiesue12

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Alaska Cruise and Land Tour

We chose this cruise for a couple reasons. First of all we sailed on the Jewel last year from Vancouver to Tokyo, and on to Singapore where it went into dry dock for a refurbishment, and we wanted to see the ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Petersonfcu

16 Reviews Written

67 Helpful Votes

Some REALLY GOOD . . . Some REALLY BAD

My wife and I cruised on the Jewel from Anchorage to Vancouver. We have now cruised 27 times, mostly on Carnival, Princess, and Norwegian (six times). I occasionally post cruise reviews here, but only when the ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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1962darcy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nice state room, but had some issues.

First time in many many years to cruise with NCL. The stateroom (mid-ship mini suite with balcony) was very nice. However, in our judgment, the food was not up to par with other cruiselines. For example, there ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Biscoco

2 Reviews Written

Destination Great - Issues need attention

Alaska is always a great destination, even when it was cold and rainy. But my concern is that the food on NCL seems to have gone downhill rapidly since our last cruise on the Jade last September. It was bland. ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Vicki2159

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Our first ever cruise and trip of a lifetime, but food was mediocre at best!

The trip itself was fantastic, Alaska is an exceptionally beautiful state, but when you go on a trip to a destination that prides itself on being the crab, salmon and halibut capital of the world, wouldn’t you ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Henricooper

1 Review Written

First time cruiser

We choose this cruise to see as much of Alaska on our vacation week as possible. This northbound cruise was in each port the longest amount of time that gave us a relaxed vacation. Our daughter took this ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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petalmom

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Second NCL cruise

We chose this cruse for the dates and itinerary. We celebrated a thirtieth anniversary onboard the ship. Our previous NCL experience was the Escape in the Haven suites. On this cruise we had two rooms, one inside ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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singingbell

1 Review Written

The Good, the Bad, and the Not so Joyful

* Excellent: the itinerary (Alaska Inside Passage 7-days northbound from Vancouver), including Glacier Bay which was a highlight; the food at Czar's Palace and Azura; the service at Azura was outstanding; the focus ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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msCaveCreek

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Glad we went, but not up to par

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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jmd718

5 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Tokyo to Vancouver in Two Weeks

Well, here we are back on the Jewel (sailed Sydney - Singapore in February), but this time in the Haven. Why? We wanted to see Japan and we wanted to do Alaska and ‘transpacific’ helped complete our journey ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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suberbener

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Japan, Russia and Alaska

Great ship and great weather were the highlights, but too many boring sea days. It could have been much better with some more speakers and better entertainment on those long sea days. The best part of sea days was ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Treninger

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Never again on NCL

I was on a private charter of the Jewel from Hong Kong to Tokyo for a 10 night adventure. I had a balcony room to myself for the holiday. Boarding went smoothly but when it was announced that all the staterooms were ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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jaredrd77

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Lackluster experience

Norwegian really disappointed. I'll start with the positives. PRO'S: - Good sized bathroom and shower. No shower curtain sticking to you! - Decent food in the buffet, Garden Café - 2018 refurbishment ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Alawrence1

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

First Time on Norwegian and Likely the Last

We booked a 10 day cruise from Hong Kong to Tokyo for some R&R and see some new Asian sights. Positives The cabin attendants were very courteous and helpful. The room was very clean and refreshed The ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Allawah

8 Reviews Written

69 Helpful Votes

Onboard is way over priced.

I bought this cruise for my husbands 60th birthday to do something different as he had never been to KL, Langkawi, Penang and Phuket before. Unfortunately, it didn't leave us with too many great memories. We ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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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