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Norwegian Jewel Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Rocking Cruise to Nowhere

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Nowhere
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chefpepe
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Feb 2013
Cabin: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony

What a blast, rocking on the Norwegian Jewel's cruise to nowhere. Embarkation was a breeze, we got to the terminal about 11, paid $70 for 2-night parking, had priority check-in, got group #5, and we boarded and were eating lunch at the buffet by 12:15!

Dining: Speaking of buffets, I read all the previous negative reviews, and I just don't get it. You must be a really picky eater if you cannot find something you like. Ok, the Jewel did not have all the fancy Chef named stations as other lines have, but you could easily choose from very good pizza, hamburger, hot dog stations, to pressed sandwiches, pasta to order, chinese, indian, and american fare food. Since we boarded early, the food was hot, plentiful, and the choices were endless, our 2 buffet lunches and 2 buffet breakfast's were excellent.

We booked dinner online in advance a month before the cruise, and on night #1 we ate at the excellent Braziian BBQ called Moderno's and were were not disappointed for the $20 upcharge per person. The salad bar was fresh with cold seafood, salads, soups, olives, cheeses, breads etc. The main meal came with delicious sides of garlic mashed potatoes, fluffy rice and black beans, and fried bananas which were tasteless. The highlight of course were the skewers of piping hot flavorful meats, including garlic beef, lamb chops, sirloin, filet mignon, chicken, chorizo, etc. The place was fun, it was buzzing with energy, and the desserts of flan and papaya ice cream were delicious also. Word got out the food was so good there, that it was fully booked on night #2.

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Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony

Cabin MA

We had a rocking mini-suite with a balcony, plenty of storage, beautiful balcony, a sofa that became a full size bed, flat screen tv, in room coffee maker, curtain separator that made it seem like 2 rooms in one, and a bathtub shower combo. One of the best rooms we ever had at sea on 15 cruises.

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