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Norwegian Jewel Review

4.0 / 5.0
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2271 reviews
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Everlasting Rocking

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Transatlantic
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linnealee
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Apr 2009
Cabin: Family Balcony

What a rush it was getting on the ship in Miami, I never even saw so many people in one place on the ship even! It was disorganized and I longed to have at least had a Romance Suite (instead had a balcony room) just to avoid the horrendous line, it was so long it went out the door. We got on about 1:30 and rushed to eat in the Tsars Palace main dining room for lunch instead of the buffet. I was glad we did so and then had to rush up to the room and get the life jacket for th elife boat drill.We are the first night in Mama's Kitchen and it was enjoyable. All the other nights I didn't feel it was as good anywhere else for dinner. But, it seemed everything went downhill after that.  Every day I was pretty bored, seemed most activities were geared for 55+ and I am 32. But, being on the Pearl only four months earlier, I longed to be back on it. Food wasn't that great like other people have said. I felt not good after a couple of meals and I was bloated every night, so I did not get a good night's sleep the entire cruise. So, needless to say, I was glad to get off in Dover. The only smooth day was the day before getting off in Dover. Finally go tto use the hot tub, but it got too hot for me and some weird guy was taking pictures of me. The ship rocked more than I cared for. I didn't like and couldn't get used to it. Really wished we had a room on deck four instead that we had originally.  The violinist was great, I got a CD of hers and went to both of her performances.   Don't know what the Captain's problem was, never heard him or saw him except for when I had my picture taken with him. But he didn't go out of his way to talk with me during the session. Guess he was in a bad mood the whole time? Our stewards were great and really nice. The room had some black stains on the carpet and there were white paint flaked off on the balcony. Other areas of the ship showed wear and tear as well. Latitude events were a joke, seems NCL has cut back everything it seems. I was truly disappointed and wasn't sad to leave the ship as a silver latitudes member. Doubt I would do another transatlantic ever again or else till I am much older.  

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Family Balcony

Cabin B3

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