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Norwegian Jewel Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Review for Norwegian Jewel to Bermuda
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ITnMechE
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

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Sail Date: Dec 2012
Cabin: Obstructed Oceanview

Overall nice ship and the activities/entertainment were decent but the weather was awful.

Embarkation: Not so smooth, very disorganized with no clear direction of where to go or what we were doing. The address provided brought us too far down so we had to walk several blocks back and them try to figure out where to go. The wait wasn't too bad but we felt a couple signs would have made it much less painful. We checked in and they told us to go sit and wait for our number to get on the ship. We sat and finally someone came over and asked us why we were sitting there. Apparently they had boarded our group before we checked in. Sailing in and out of Manhattan is really special.

Stateroom: Very nice, lots of storage, we could see out between lifeboats. Very old TV but the ship status was wonderful (reported see conditions, temp and ship position). Sleeping in our stateroom was not good. This room would be perfect for a night owl but we generally go to bed around 10ish and the karaoke lounge directly was active till about 1AM and we could clearly hear every song. The Jewel needs a lot more sound insulation.

Cabin Review

Obstructed Oceanview

Cabin OK

Very nice, lots of storage, we could see out between lifeboats. Very old TV but the ship status was wonderful (reported see conditions, temp and ship position). Sleeping in our stateroom was not good. This room would be perfect for a night owl but we generally go to bed around 10ish and the karaoke lounge directly was active till about 1AM and we could clearly hear every song. The Jewel needs a lot more sound insulation.

Port Reviews

Port Canaveral (Orlando)

It was a warm sunny day but very windy. The equipment was in good shape and everything was dry when we started. The guides were very knowledgeable, especially the female biologist. The water was very rough and the waves were coming right over the front of the kayak. It was so rough that we were unable to go ashore on the beach on the island. We were told the weather was really unusual. We saw many birds and a manatee's tail twice. I think this would have been a great excursion if the weather had cooperated.

Great Stirrup Cay

This was an absolutely gorgeous tropical island. There were two main beaches and most everyone stayed there. The rest of the island was practically deserted. I had a great time exploring. There was volleyball and dancing on the beach.

Nassau

We got off the boat, were crowed and attached by people trying to sell us tings, walked a few blocks away from the ship and ran the gauntlet again to get back on. I seemed that the only real attraction were the booze cruises or the overpriced Atlantis. We had a great time for the afternoon enjoying the empty pool by ourselves.

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