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Norwegian Jewel Review

4.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating
2271 reviews
16 Awards

Very Average Ship

Review for Norwegian Jewel to the Western Caribbean
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6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Public Rooms
Fitness & Recreation

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Sail Date: Apr 2015
Cabin: Mid-Ship Inside

This was our first cruise on Norwegian. The room was very small compared to other ships I've been on. This was not a luxury-appointed ship - very basic. The ship store was very, very small with very little in it. The entertainment was average, at best. This particular cruise had a Nickelodean theme and therefore I think it was more family-oriented. Food was average. There was more than the normal number of specialty dining restaurants, which led me to believe they were more interested in getting you into those restaurants to spend money than they were to making good food in the buffet and main dining room, although the main dining room was beautiful and never busy. The servers in the dining room were very attentive. Our steward was a very nice guy, but he seemed to be overloaded, like maybe they had cut back on stewards so he had too much to do. The hallways were always crowded with cleaning supplies.

I would rate this ship on par with Carnival - nothing special. I was expecting more due to the rating of the ship. I don't think we'll sail on Norwegian in the future.

Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Inside

Very small and cramped, but clean.

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