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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews

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Norwegian Jewel
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603 Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews


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stjohnbeachlover

6 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

A cruise I will always remember!

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This cruise left Sydney at the end of February when the coronavirus was just getting started and had not really impacted most countries. There were less than 30 cases in Australia and less than 100 in the United ...
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Sail Date February 2020


marlowman avatar

marlowman

11 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Not bad for a good value solo cruise

First time on Jewel, this was cruise 60 for me. Been to New Zealand many times. Embarkation and disembarkation was long and delayed due to port authorities and health checks for the Coronavirus. Not fault of ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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MY Schavuit

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Free at sea

We like cruising. We have been on several cruises, Costa, Holland America, Royal Caribean and Carnival and this was our first Norwegian experience. We are not the dress-up types and the fixed dinner seatings on most ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Arluia

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Good sized ship

This is our sixth cruise, second with Norwegian, the others have been with Royal Caribbean. I haven’t submitted a review before, but have spent a great deal of time reading others before booking previous ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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teamflames

25 Reviews Written

167 Helpful Votes

Pt 2 of B2B thru South Pacific - great itinerary

This was the 2nd leg of our 30 days from Hawaii to Australia which was an amazing itinerary with great weather. I covered most of the detail in part 1 of my review. A third of passengers were back to back so the ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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teamflames

25 Reviews Written

167 Helpful Votes

Part 1 of B2B South Pacific - good itinerary at good value

We had just completed a cruise on Celebrity from Hawaii to Sydney and loved it so when we saw this itinerary (much better) for a great price we decided to fly back to Hawaii and do it all again. Again embarkation ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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robbinsca

7 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Best of four times on Jewel

The Jewel, four times aboard her now and this was the best trip yet. That isn’t saying much since I am attracted by her itineraries more so than by what it delivers. That being said, it really was the best of the ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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DavidKumpula

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Our Last "Big Ship" Cruise

My wife, daughter and I have cruised three times on Norwegian, twice with Royal Caribbean and once with MSC and we looked forward to this trip to the beside the shores of Alaska and BC. The cruise overall was ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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GailRopp

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Awesome

Beautiful ship, well appointed. All bars had awesome staff, especially Magnums and O’Shanahons . Specialty restaurants that we picked had wonderful food. We didn’t buy and shore excursions, (too $$$$) but, ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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libtrek

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Alaska Southbound 9/16 enjoyable

This was our 6th Alaska cruise, 3rd on NCL. We flew to Anchorage on Saturday for the Monday cruise. You do need to plan $100+ to get yourself to the port. We did a taxi from Seward with another couple to save $. The ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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deatmark

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful Sights, Erratic Service

Chose this cruise to celebrate our 35th Anniversary and my wife's retirement. Inside Passage itinerary was on wife's bucket list. I Chose NCL because we had our honeymoon cruise with them in the Caribbean. I chose ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Seeleggies

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Sweet Suite for an Alaskan Cruise

We chose this cruise as the itinerary included both Glacier Bay and Hubbard Glacier and I could not recommend it more wholeheartedly, especially if you can fit the cabin we had in your budget. This was a couple's ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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BstnCruiser

16 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

NCL: JEWEL AS A SOLO CRUISER The Pearls were (Vlad & Anna)

Embarkation was illogical- lines going upstairs, then downstairs to immigration then lines to Border patrol. Disembarkation was poorly organized in the theater for those traveling to Seward via the Alaskan ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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WALLISJC

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Watching the glaciers calving was awesome

Very disappointed in the entertainment except for the comedian. the food was great but the buffet was a zoo. there should have been another one for that many passengers. We went to the dining room for all our meals ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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West Coast Gal

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nicest Service Ever

Start with Embarkation - the Easiest ever and the most friendly! The ship was just remodeled 4th qrt 2018 and is quite beautiful. We dined in Modernaro the brazilian steakhouse, 2 nights in Cagney's the regular ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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STARBOARB

1 Review Written

Fun time on our Alaska cruise!

Always wanted to travel to Alaska and thought a cruise would be a great way to go. Our travel agent recommended NCL and we had heard good things about the cruise line. All in all we had a great time but it was a ...
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Sail Date July 2019


lee8553 avatar

lee8553

3 Reviews Written

40 Helpful Votes

Not a great start, but it all came good.

This cruise was on my bucket list, with Panama canal, & a friend was interested enough to come with me. We arrived in Vancouver the evening before embarkation & overnighted in an airport hotel, as it was Canada ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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DBarnes

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

12 Day Denali by Rail Exploer-Southbound

We have sailed with NCL in the past and we picked this cruise because we liked the itinerary of the land and cruise. The land part was very fast paced with early days and a lot of time on buses. We liked that we ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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buckeyetricia

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruisers - Good Experience on NCL Jewel/Haven

Unplugged, family time together, wanted to explore Alaska with the hopes of returning on our own in future. Wonderful first cruise experience. Excursions were all booked through NCL - whale watching, Mendenhall ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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jmh3791

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great way to see Alaska!

Overall, was very happy with our (my dad and I) cruise and this ship. - We enjoyed the ship over all. It was easy to get around and the signage was very helpful. It was always clean. It had just been ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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plainsstormchaser

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruise on Budget

Generally, overall, it was a very good experience. At the embarkation dock (after getting off the bus from Anchorage), we chose to keep our bags with us and took them to our cabins ourselves. There were no ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Indigofuse

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Fantastic for families with young children

We chose this cruise because of our budget, the free perks like 3rd and 4th passenger sail free, the smaller ship size, and the itinerary, specifically to see Glacier Bay and Hubbard Glacier. I highly recommend ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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naplesnole77

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Nice Cruise To See Glaciers...but Cold...lol

we went on this cruise to see glaciers, polar bears, etc.. i had seen them before but my wife wanted to see them we chose this departure since it fit into our busy schedulr and was hopefully warmer than ohter ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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crzfanatic

9 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Fun but Crowded

I booked this cruise on a whim because it had a single rate of around $700 for a week cruise and I thought that included the beverage package. After looking into it I realised that my cabin category didn’t ...
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Sail Date March 2019


herdingdogmom avatar

herdingdogmom

6 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary and ship, but whew was it hot in Thailand and South Vietnam

We are two 50 something sisters on our first trip to Asia. The Jewel was perfect for us with many activities on board that appealed to each of us. One sister is a Vegan and we were introduced to our pre-order ...
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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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