• TRAVEL NOTICE: Learn more about COVID-19
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In
  • Find a Cruise
  • Deals
  • Excursions
  • More

Norwegian Jewel Review

4.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating
2389 reviews
16 Awards

Fabulous Ship, Fantastic Food, Great Staff - LOVED IT!

Review for Norwegian Jewel to the Western Caribbean
User Avatar
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Rating by category

Public Rooms
Fitness & Recreation

Additional details

Sail Date: Dec 2014
Cabin: Mid-Ship Balcony

We really enjoy cruising the Caribbean. This is our fourth trip there on a cruise ship. This was our first time on the NCL Jewel. We were in a balcony cabin. Our cabin Steward was fabulous. He learned our names immediately and used them every time he saw us. We were in a large party and he helped keep track of all of us. The food in the Main Dining Room Tsar's was absolutely fabulous. I tried new things constantly and loved them. Some truly gifted chefs on this ship. The Hotel Director is extremely good at his job. The Cruise Director was the best I've ever seen. The Entertainment was Top Notch and amazing. We love the smaller size of the ship, less crowds and plenty of space for everyone. It was a great experience and we can't wait to sail on the Jewel again.

Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Balcony

Cabin BA

Loved the redesigned cabin. The bathroom was very functional and comfortable. Nice sized balcony with sufficient room to sit or stand. Flat Screen TV with more TV viewing options than before. Very Attentive cabin steward. Cabin was comfortable and enjoyable.

Port Reviews

Banana Coast (Trujillo)

This is a new port. Go here before it's ruined! We were the 6th ship to dock there. The people are extremely friendly and the prices for their handmade goods were so low, I didn't dicker much. This is how the Caribbean used to be. Take the time to get to this port as soon as possible. There are no paved roads. The tendering port is brand new, with people selling their goods on tables inside the buildings. Didn't see any established shops like you see everywhere else. The town center is fun, take a cab - or walk UP the hill to the fort. We walked straight north into a part of town that was the wrong way. The locals were very friendly though and soon directed to the town center. We ended up taking a cab that cost $3. There's an old fort in the town center, a catholic church and a friendly town fair in white tents in the town square with people selling their goods. We had fun and wished we would have bought more stuff, the people certainly need the money, and their items for sale were great. Most friendly people ever. Truly loved.

Find a Norwegian Jewel Cruise from $426

Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.