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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews

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Norwegian Jewel
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203 Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews


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love to swim

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Norweign Jewel Tahiti cruise

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We chose this cruise as friends that were travelling with us had Tahiti as a bucket list. The islands that we visited were wonderful. The ship was super clean and the food was excellent.Service was poor or lacking ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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dardekaye

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Jewel disaster

The employees were great. The food was always cold and the same except in the upgrade restaurants. At one port there were no shuttles or buses and we were not told so if you couldn’t walk dir 30 min in 90 degree ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Leahv

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Always dreamed of this trip

Cheaper then Disneys, but we should have paid the extra money. Customer service was lacking, acted like you bothered them to ask question. Didn't get final bill until morning of disembarking, ran put of time ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Maeshel

4 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Jewel A big disappointment.

We chose this cruise as a family cruise. My self, wife , son, 2 grandkids and my 92 tear old mother. Cabin: Our cabin was 9545 and is the worst cabin by far that I have had on any cruise. Your could here the ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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handanege61

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointment

We chose this ship because my husband and my daughters did the same trip six years ago. They were very happy about the trip. There was nothing similar. I want to start with airport to cruise ship transfer. We ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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bad53dog

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

You Gotta be Kidding

OK, here goes. The excursions saved this cruise from be horrific and, at that, they only increased my rating to Poor. Embarkation was fine, no real hassles. Disembarkation was a fiasco. From trying to identify your ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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tdvv

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Below par experience compared to other ships

Alaska is one of the prettiest places I have ever cruised but not the best cruise. The cabin was great. Had an ocean view room, saw the interior rooms and had friends with a balcony. I think our room was laid out ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Alys22

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Time to switch to a new cruise line.

It's always been on our bucket list to check out Alaska. Our three previous cruises had been on NCL to the Carribean, Transatlantic, and Mediterranean, so we booked this one with NCL a year in advance. Embarkation ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Seven Continent Gal

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

If you like salty food & getting ripped off the Norwegian Jewel is the way to go

Salty food EXPENSIVE excursions are the Jewels main features!!! Took a 15 day trip on this cruise ship from Yokohama Japan to Vancouver, Canada and my blood pressure went up 60 points in 15 days!!! Food on this ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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sergeysl

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Ok cruise but False information provided by captain and crew

we had 7 days inner passage cruise from Vancouver to Seward. It was our first cruise and we were very excited about it. We had a party of 5 people and booked two staterooms. According to our more experienced friends ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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laurenvacationplanner

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wished we were on another cruise

We picked the NCL Jewel for its Alaskan itinerary and the fact that it was going to be a rehabbed ship by the time we sailed (we booked more than a year in advance). Before the cruise started the price was reduced ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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orandnel

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

The new NCL ships are the ones for me

The Jewel has been refurbished but not to the extent that it needed. I have never seen a harder working general manager (still hotel director to me) than Stephen. His problem is he can only deal with the staff ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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cinycat

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

The itinerary was good

Loved the idea of a repositioning cruise and that part was great. Could sail forever. However, the service on board was indifferent, to say the least. The people who ran the "kid's club" were fabulous and my ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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OOHSUITUSIR

3 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Too many negatives

Where to start? Let me start with the positives , I found the crew (except for the hostess in Chin Chin) to be universally cheerful and helpful. The Cast and Crew of the stage entertainment were excellent and ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Billyyep

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Asia cruise

Chosen for the timing, stops, and convenience from Taiwan. The problems started with embarkation. 4 huge seating areas. A few wandering workers. You get a number for the 15 service desks. Turns out 50 people have ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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RiverviewCircle

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good Itinerary: the Jewel not so good

We joined a group of friends who had selected this cruise. The food in the dining room at dinner time was inconsistent, ranging from very good to inedible (eg steaks). Our server Marie was excellent. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Trochetia

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Not good experience

NCL Jewel South East Asia March 2019 - 12 day cruise. We are a couple from Montreal, Canada and travelling with a 6-yr old who enjoys adventure and travel as much as we do. This is not our first cruise, but ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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jlb1943

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Not enough upfront informtion

We've been on a few cruises but consider ourselves newbies. We book a SE asia cruise on Norwegian Jewel. I don't know if my comments are strictly about Norwegian but about cruising in general. Our primary concern ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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kcdionysus

5 Reviews Written

40 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary BUT Badly Organised

Was booked on Voyage of the Seas out of Singapore but as friends pulled out of the holiday, we cancelled our RC cruise and booked with Norwegian as the dates matched our flight times.....wished we hadn’t now. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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KruiserKev

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Back to Back New Zealand / Tasmania - Disappointment

The 1st cruise sailed from Sydney on Dec 1, 2018 to Dec 13, 2018. The 2nd cruise sailed from Sydney on Dec 13, 2018 to December 20, 2018. We chose these cruises because we liked the itineraries. We purchased a ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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TheoJ

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Far to little time ashore (to do non NCL excursions)

Went on this cruise with two friends. Generally saying the ship spent far to much time navigating from one port to the other and spent ample time when it was at a location, making it not possible to make a longer ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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alpee

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Procedures disorganized, room was noisy, food weak and slow service, weak shows

This was my second Norwegian cruise. Norwegian is pretty low cost and has some good itineraries that make it appealing especially in some of the areas where the ports seem to be more expensive (Baltic and Australia ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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You got to be kidding

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not satisfied

Food in buffet very ordinary club standard, sometimes less. Finding somewhere to sit was a feral activity like an overcrowded food court in a shopping centre at lunchtime a few days before Christmas. Food in ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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thomasthompson750

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not many pluses

Food not the best not much variety pasta and fish ,Christmas Day some food was cold ,wouldn’t recommend ship or cruise go up to desk and take gratites off or you’ll stung for massive bill just tell you tip who ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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TomAbq

1 Review Written

A Big Letdown

In 2017 we sailed on the Norwegian Getaway, in the Haven, and it was terrific. Everything went well. But, this year we chose the Jewel for the itinerary and it was not even in the same league as the Getaway ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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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