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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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2,389 Reviews

Nice Ship, Well Managed

Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review by ibcasper

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Feb 2016
  • Destination: the Panama Canal & Central America
  • Cabin Type: Balcony

Ship was extremely well managed. Staff were friendly and helpful. Food was better than the average. Evening shows were mixed. Some very good shows and some were not so good. Ports visited were not as good as what we have experienced in the Caribbean. Embarkation in Miami was poorly organized and problematic. Disembarkation from San Pedro was much better and well organized. Management staff was always in view and ran a tight ship.

The Panama Canal experience was handled very well by cruise staff. Daily activities for sea days fell far short of what we have experienced on other ships.

Fitness equipment was average. Elliptical machines were not the best quality, However, extremely good channel selection on the cable on individual machines. Weights were way off in stated poundage.

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Cabin Review


Bathroom larger than some other ships. Average storage and space.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Vendors were too pushy with the jewelry. Tour arranged by ship shopping coordinator.

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Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)

Volcano hike was very interesting. Quite a view on the top.

Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)

Just walking around. Not much character in the port.

Quebrada Cliff Divers

Very crowded and not worth the price.

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Camel Ride

Much fun. Much to eat and drink. Camel ride was fantastic. Worth the $$$.

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