NCL Jewel - South Pacific Cruise Review : 10-30 October 2017
We are just returned from a package which included a 12-night cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line, Jewel, sailing the South Pacific and I will try to be as informative as I can reviewing this cruise.
This was the first time that NCL has sailed the South Pacific (according to the staff) which is why we booked it. Apparently, they are unsure which way they will sail to reposition as they usually travel the Suez Canal and are still to decide whether to repeat this way and these destination. To be honest, I would say to NCL do it, the destinations are paradise.
THE CABIN : We were staying in cabin number 4596, an outside (Porthole) room. What we didn’t realised was that this cabin was 2 cabins from the embarkation/disembarkation door where passengers are getting on/off the ship, blocking the doors to our room a lot. This was a bonus to us in some ways but had more inconveniences than conveniences.
Although we were lucky enough that we did not need to use the medical centre, this was also very convenient to us being right on the door step. However, the crew door was also situated right opposite our cabin door; we were woken daily at 4.00 am by the crew noisily getting about their early morning duties.
Arrived on a Sunday, very little in the town open and the walk from the ship to the town took 1 hour each way in 32 degree heat. We did not like it here.