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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Port Stays too Short

Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review by cger61

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jun 2016
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony

I have previously sailed on the Norwegian Jewel to Alaska in 2015, although the earlier cruise was the 10 day version not the 7 day version. I will be sharing with readers my perceptions of the good, the bad, and the ugly. To begin with, the Jewel is becoming dated. Although the cabins are fairly decent, the decor needs an overhaul. My particular cabin deserves special recognition for being located in a horrible spot on the ship. If one values peace and quiet, please avoid cabin 11574 by all means. It is located directly below the Splash Academy, and at various times judging from the sounds emanating from above, rather than kids, it sounded as though a herd of wild elephants was engaged in a disco stomping contest. The food on the ship was above average, if dining in either the cafe or the two specialty restaurants that we dined in, Le Bistro and Cagney. However, we did dine one night in the virtually deserted Tsar's Palace. That should have been an immediate red flag. But given the delightful decor, we were beguiled into the belief that the fare was edible. Not so!!!! This was our 10th cruise, and the offerings in Tsar's Palace were by all means absolutely awful from start to finish. They should close this restaurant and move Splash Academy and the teen club to this area of the ship. Moving on to the port visits, our stay in Ketchikan was abbreviated and only lasted around six hours. If that wasn't bad enough, the following port stay, Juneau was even less and lasted a mere five hours. Skagway was ten hours, and Victoria was around six and a half hours.

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Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony
Cabin MA 11574

Awful location!!!!!

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