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Norwegian Jewel Review

4.0 / 5.0
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2284 reviews
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Review for Norwegian Jewel to the Panama Canal & Central America
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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Apr 2013
Cabin: Mid-Ship Inside

WE've never been free style cruising and did not enjoy the experience.

DINING on the few occasion we went to the tsar or azure restaurants we had to queue. The front of house took our room no, spoke into her walkie talkie and forced us to stand as closely as possible on the stairs,we felt we were like cattle.we dined in the garden cafe several evenings in all restaurants the general level of the meals was poor we did not get a hot meal at all, in the garden cafe we felt we were intruding in the staff canteen.We tried 4 or the speciality restaurants,Cagneys,Mama's,Le Bistro and Modenas generally the food and service was excellent except the manager of mama's didn't acknowledge our existence,otherwise they were truly worth the visit.5*food and service.

Excursions We only went on three excursions as they are mainly over priced, we did the bus,train and boat ride in Costa Rica this was good and worth the price,we also did the horse riding in Cabo San Lucas again good value the only complaint we had and reported was the Mexican cooking experience in Puerta Vallarta it was a cooking demonstration in a back street restaurant we sat on a veranda whilst the chef stood in the street and cooked two dishes on a bar b q then went into the restaurant and had a meal of the two dishes, sweet was extra as were any drinks. Complained to shore excursion staff upon return told it was the tour companys responsibility and nothing to do with NCL even if you book through their web site.

Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Inside

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Cabin clean but small two single beds made up into one no room to walk on either side of the bed.Shower largest I have had on cruise ship rest of bathroom small toilet at a funny angle forcing you to sit sideways? Room well serviced by attendant

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