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We just returned from an Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on the Norwegian Jewel and loved it. Our flight from Boston was smooth and there were no hitches as far as luggage was concerned. Embarkation was fairly easy and we were on the ship by 1 P.M. We had the opportunity to get an upgrade to a Penthouse which we took. We were in the stern section so there were no strong breezes when we opened the sliding glass doors. Our cabin was quite nice and included a coffee and tea maker which took a little practice in using. After lunch in the garden cafe we explored the ship. It is quite spacious and ia really spotless. As latitudes members we had invitations to Captains cocktail parties and other get togethers with cruise critic members. The food on the Jewel was better than the other Norwegian ships we have been on. (Majesty,Star and Spirit). The Tsars Palace is the main dining room and is quite fancy. The Azura diningroom is more cosy and has the same menu. We also ate at Le Bistro which was outstanding as well as Cagney's, Blue Lagoon, The Tapas restaurant,Great outdoors and of course the Garden Cafe. The shore excursions while pricey made maximum use of your time ashore. We saw an awful lot in a short period of time; Ephesus, Mykonos, Santorini,Crete,The pyramids in Cairo, Alexandria, Corfu and finally Athens. We took this cruise for the interesting ports of Call. The staff was very friendly and helpful. This is one of the reasons we keep sailing on Norwegian Cruise Lines. The ambience is very low key and most people don't dress up at night. This bothers my wife to some extant. The one criticism I do have about Norwegian Cruise lines is smoking. The only place you can smoke inside are the 8 seats at the Cigar lounge on Deck 6. You can sit in your cabin and smoke but who wants to do that.

Norwegian Jewel - Eastern Mediterranean

Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review by boba81

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We just returned from an Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on the Norwegian Jewel and loved it. Our flight from Boston was smooth and there were no hitches as far as luggage was concerned.
Embarkation was fairly easy and we were on the ship by 1 P.M. We had the opportunity to get an upgrade to a Penthouse which we took. We were in the stern section so there were no strong breezes when we opened the sliding glass doors. Our cabin was quite nice and included a coffee and tea maker which took a little practice in using.
After lunch in the garden cafe we explored the ship. It is quite spacious and ia really spotless. As latitudes members we had invitations to Captains cocktail parties and other get togethers with cruise critic members.
The food on the Jewel was better than the other Norwegian ships we have been on. (Majesty,Star and Spirit). The Tsars Palace is the main dining room and is quite fancy. The Azura diningroom is more cosy and has the same menu. We also ate at Le Bistro which was outstanding as well as Cagney's, Blue Lagoon, The Tapas restaurant,Great outdoors and of course the Garden Cafe.
The shore excursions while pricey made maximum use of your time ashore. We saw an awful lot in a short period of time; Ephesus, Mykonos, Santorini,Crete,The pyramids in Cairo, Alexandria, Corfu and finally Athens. We took this cruise for the interesting ports of Call.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. This is one of the reasons we keep sailing on Norwegian Cruise Lines. The ambience is very low key and most people don't dress up at night. This bothers my wife to some extant.
The one criticism I do have about Norwegian Cruise lines is smoking. The only place you can smoke inside are the 8 seats at the Cigar lounge on Deck 6. You can sit in your cabin and smoke but who wants to do that.
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