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Norwegian Jewel Review

4.0 / 5.0
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2284 reviews
16 Awards

First Cruise - Couple: 29 and 28. Good first experience

Review for Norwegian Jewel to the Eastern Caribbean
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nehvah
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

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Sail Date: Mar 2015
Cabin: Balcony

BARS

Loved the staff - Bartenders in the Spinnaker lounge were the absolute best. They took care of us, made us drinks based on our tastes ie: sweet, not too sweet, etc. (we seriously even went home and bought liquor based on their recommendations). A. Kumar, in particular was awesome. Tip them well! They know what they're doing.

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Cabin Review

Balcony

Cabin BB

We were in cabin 9086 out of Houston Port. We were not in our cabin often, but it's apparently a shared room, which are the worst - you can hear everything. We had a child of 8 years or so screaming at his mom and dad about how you can't eat yogurt with a fork and he started throwing a fit while we were napping to have a late night. Pretty irritating... so, avoid shared rooms if you can. That shared door really makes a difference in sound levels.

Port Reviews

Belize City

Belize - Don't listen to anyone on the tender who tells you you can get a deal on a cab ride to some place, and don't go to the water park (or beach as they called it) thing they tell you about. It's just a cesspool, and that cab ride for 4 people was $50 there, $50 back - like a 10 minute ride. I've spent less than that on cabs in New York, and this is a fucking 3rd world country. I'd happily pay that amount if the ride was like 5 bucks and tip the guy a shitton, but they were very rude, and expected a tip on top of the most expensive cab ride I've ever taken.

Banana Coast (Trujillo)

Honduras - Walk down the beach to Chico's. It's a little quieter out there, away from a lot of the other tourists, and the guy who runs it is an awesome Canadian who sold his car for that bar. He'll take care of you, and it's very safe along the beach and around the bars since security is paid to watch over all the tourists coming off the boats. Buy the Red Snapper for lunch! It's fresh, and delicious.

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