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We just returned from a western Caribbean cruise out of New Orleans on the Norwegian Jewel and can report a super experience. By way of reference, it was our 26th cruise overall and 15th with Norwegian - and 12th in a row on NCL ships - we wouldn't keep coming back if we didn't like NCL's brand of hospitality and ammenities Flew to New Orleans a couple of days early and learned there were 30,000 Optomitrits in convention there - a real zoo, but we managed. Embarkation was a breeze and we were in Cagney's for lunch before noon. Excellent service and food there a usual. Staterooms ready right after lunch - we had an aft facing Penthouse and actually have stayed in the same cabin several time before. The food and service was exactally as we have come to expect - excellent. We ate in Chin Chin Asian, Mama's Italian, Le Bistro French, the Sushi Bar, Blue Lagoon, Great Outdoors, the Garden Cafe and had room service - all very good. Went to 2 shows - the comedian and magican and both were very entertaining and LOL funny. did the glass bottom boat in Grand Cayman and had a good time - only concern in the ports was too many ships and people crowed in small areas. Our room steward, Darius took excellent care of us - room always neat and tidy - and the ship was bright and cheery. Only met a couple of crew members from previous cruises - Ignanitio (sp), food and beverage director and Elvina concierge - however, made many new crew friends to look for on future cruises. The only disapointment, was cruising in and out of New Orleans in the dark. Next cruise is back on the Breakaway out of NYC. Can't wait. spent an extra day in New Orleans because of ice in Dallas and Oklahoma CIty. After 15 cruises with Norwegian, we know what to expect - and that we will be literally spoiled - and you can' beat that - we're hooked.

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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review by tazzicat

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We just returned from a western Caribbean cruise out of New Orleans on the Norwegian Jewel and can report a super experience.
By way of reference, it was our 26th cruise overall and 15th with Norwegian - and 12th in a row on NCL ships - we wouldn't keep coming back if we didn't like NCL's brand of hospitality and ammenities
Flew to New Orleans a couple of days early and learned there were 30,000 Optomitrits in convention there - a real zoo, but we managed. Embarkation was a breeze and we were in Cagney's for lunch before noon. Excellent service and food there a usual. Staterooms ready right after lunch - we had an aft facing Penthouse and actually have stayed in the same cabin several time before.
The food and service was exactally as we have come to expect - excellent. We ate in Chin Chin Asian, Mama's Italian, Le Bistro French, the Sushi Bar, Blue Lagoon, Great Outdoors, the Garden Cafe and had room service - all very good.
Went to 2 shows - the comedian and magican and both were very entertaining and LOL funny. did the glass bottom boat in Grand Cayman and had a good time - only concern in the ports was too many ships and people crowed in small areas.
Our room steward, Darius took excellent care of us - room always neat and tidy - and the ship was bright and cheery. Only met a couple of crew members from previous cruises - Ignanitio (sp), food and beverage director and Elvina concierge - however, made many new crew friends to look for on future cruises.
The only disapointment, was cruising in and out of New Orleans in the dark. Next cruise is back on the Breakaway out of NYC. Can't wait.
spent an extra day in New Orleans because of ice in Dallas and Oklahoma CIty.
After 15 cruises with Norwegian, we know what to expect - and that we will be literally spoiled - and you can' beat that - we're hooked.
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Aft Facing Penthouse - plenty of room and a big balcony - nice for a glas of wine and watchin where we've been
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