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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Trip of a lifetime gone in minutes of checking in.....

Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review by madspenzie

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Aug 2016
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Inside

Upon check in at the check in counter, at the port counter of the cruise line, the entire passengers was given a notice that due to an unexpected ship repair, the cruise ship will need to be back in Seattle port a day early. So they cancelled one of our port stops, to return to Seattle on their needed time. They refunded each passenger one night of stay for their room/hassle of missing a port. So instead of 2 days at sea we had 3 full days at sea, 48 hours in Seattle port. ( We slept on the ship as a hotel room for the last 48 hours)

On the ship the only thing to do on the sea days was, get drunk (if you even drank), play shuffle board, EAT, or spend tons of money at the spa for all services that you could afford. Of course you could have slept but we had did that enough. Not enough to do on this ship to be at sea for 3 full days. Too cold for outside pool and we don't drink. The second port we went to, all aircraft was grounded due to fog. We had a helicopter ride scheduled with dogsledding. That did not happen. (that was not the cruise lines fault) BUT the cruise of a lifetime for me (and I don't know if I will ever have the chance to go again) just kept getting worse and worse. From check in, on...........Very disappointed.

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