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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Great Time on the Jewel

Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review by jcjky

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2016
  • Destination: the Panama Canal & Central America
  • Cabin Type: Obstructed Oceanview

Embarkation and disembarkation was fine.

Cabin-8092 OX obstructed ocean view was adequate for our needs.

Food-they have had better menus in the past but we did not go hungry.

Service was in general very good.


Cartagena-Was just there last year and did the ships city highlights tour.Which was good.

This time we did our own in a taxi with another couple who spoke Spanish which really helped.

Costa Rica-Went with thumbs-up tour to Monteverdi cloud forest. Walked the suspension bridges and humming bird garden. Was great experience.

Nicaragua- Went on tour to Leon and boiling mud pots. Went with two other couples in taxi van one who spoke Spanish. Was just ok better town to visit in next port.

Guatemala-Went with Go with Gus tours to Antigua. Was a great tour but they told us there would only be 10 in the van and at the last minute shoved 4 more in. Also when they took our fare they said they had no change and the other fellow would gives us our change which he never did.

Acapulco- Was there recently and did a city tour with turtle release and divers which was great. This time we walk over to the museum in the fort across the street but it was Monday and it was closed. Did noticed that the ships excursion was able to enter.

Cabo- Went on a whale watching tour with Whale Watch Cabo.

Itinerary and value was a strong sell for this cruise.

The over all experience was very good. We like this size and class of ship much more so then the new mega-ships. We like that it has a promenade deck, different entertainment every night, and less crowded.

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Cabin Review

Obstructed Oceanview
Cabin OX 8092

Adequate Picture window obstructed but could see out, Sideways room setup which we like. Good location

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