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This is the 2nd time on NCL Jewel which was booked the very last minute. Since the last time has to say she went thru refurbishment and looks a LOT better. NCL took out the Chocolate Night and the lobster night but did have a sea food night on the last day. Cabin was clean and even when we did not wanted it cleaned, Sam cleaned it anyways. Food was ok. Menu hardly changed from November 2014. We had a meet and greet and it was nice to have the Sr officers come to it. We were at Cozumel ; Belize and Rotan - We have been to all these ports before and have to say did not take any shore excursions. This is the last time NCL was going to Belize city and they will be going to Harvest Cay ( NCL private Island) We flew into Houston on the day of the cruise and came back the same day. Houston port is in the middle of nowhere surrounded by industrial. We do cabin Bar Set up and have to say till you leave TX water and go into international waters, your mini fridge is sealed and alcohol will not be in your cabin. So be prepared. Entertainment was good. Circus was AWESOME! that was worth the trip. JP was funny. Sam Greaseman was ok. it was Jaime's ( cruise director's) last cruise. She is good, Friendly and approachable. Wish her good luck. We had priority disembarkation however it was a night mare. Line was so long. People were coming from all direction. once out supper shuttle was right outside so had no worries getting in. ( we had taken round trip blue shuttle for $98) This was an unplanned cruise since we could not wait to get out to the sea due to the crazy winter and glad we did. we have one planned on Epic and another one on Spirit. I am addicted to NCL.

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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review by !cocruising!

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2015
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Oceanview Porthole Window
This is the 2nd time on NCL Jewel which was booked the very last minute. Since the last time has to say she went thru refurbishment and looks a LOT better. NCL took out the Chocolate Night and the lobster night but did have a sea food night on the last day. Cabin was clean and even when we did not wanted it cleaned, Sam cleaned it anyways.

Food was ok. Menu hardly changed from November 2014.

We had a meet and greet and it was nice to have the Sr officers come to it.

We were at Cozumel ; Belize and Rotan - We have been to all these ports before and have to say did not take any shore excursions. This is the last time NCL was going to Belize city and they will be going to Harvest Cay ( NCL private Island)

We flew into Houston on the day of the cruise and came back the same day. Houston port is in the middle of nowhere surrounded by industrial. We do cabin Bar Set up and have to say till you leave TX water and go into international waters, your mini fridge is sealed and alcohol will not be in your cabin. So be prepared.

Entertainment was good. Circus was AWESOME! that was worth the trip. JP was funny. Sam Greaseman was ok. it was Jaime's ( cruise director's) last cruise. She is good, Friendly and approachable. Wish her good luck.

We had priority disembarkation however it was a night mare. Line was so long. People were coming from all direction. once out supper shuttle was right outside so had no worries getting in. ( we had taken round trip blue shuttle for $98)

This was an unplanned cruise since we could not wait to get out to the sea due to the crazy winter and glad we did. we have one planned on Epic and another one on Spirit. I am addicted to NCL.
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Cabin Review

Oceanview Porthole Window
Cabin OG 4526
Its is a cozy cabin but was absolutely fine for my husband and myself. This the first time on Deck 4. Plus was it was easy to go to port and come back. Even though was quite forward, I did not feel as much as the movement as when we had been on higher deck. On the flip side could hear the engine when we were taking on the port. There was some incident when a passenger / crew was sick on our way back and ship made a quick unscheduled stop at cozumel and I woke up 'ze of the noise. It was not bad at all under any circumstance. Just a small vibration. I am a mom so i am a very light sleeper. My hubby did not wake up at all.... We had more than enough storage space.
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