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This being our first cruise, we just didn't know what to expect. I had visions of lots of people and no room to move but it was the opposite even though it was a full cruise so we were very pleased. we had a mid ship balcony which was quite spacious and had plenty of storage. Suitcases slid under bed which was great. Ample shelves and full size wardrobe. Toilet little cramped but fine. Big shower. Room attendant was wonderful. Bed very comfy. Staff in general super helpful and friendly. Very up to date in regards to health and hygiene. Good medical centre and hand sanitizing everywhere. 'happy happy, washy washy staff at all eating places.... Free style dinning means eat where you like any time. Booking required for a couple of the specialized eateries but there was always the garden buffet which was fantastic and had a huge range of food for breakfast , lunch & dinner. The ship is not huge which is nice. Aproximately 1.40 kms to walk around on the walking track. Lovely art deco style bars and furnishings. Great duty free shop. All the usual things you would expect. Plenty to keep amused with activities etc. We loved it. An older style ship in our opinion but that was what made it charming. Not too over the top like i imagined some cruises might be. I think great for couples and older people but also families as well. 2 pools and kid minding. Well done norwegian cruise line. You got us hooked.

Our 1st Cruise and we Loved it. What a great Ship and Crew.

Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review by Julia McFarlane

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: October 2017
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony
This being our first cruise, we just didn't know what to expect. I had visions of lots of people and no room to move but it was the opposite even though it was a full cruise so we were very pleased.

we had a mid ship balcony which was quite spacious and had plenty of storage. Suitcases slid under bed which was great. Ample shelves and full size wardrobe.

Toilet little cramped but fine. Big shower. Room attendant was wonderful. Bed very comfy.

Staff in general super helpful and friendly.

Very up to date in regards to health and hygiene. Good medical centre and hand sanitizing everywhere. 'happy happy, washy washy staff at all eating places....

Free style dinning means eat where you like any time. Booking required for a couple of the specialized eateries but there was always the garden buffet which was fantastic and had a huge range of food for breakfast , lunch & dinner.

The ship is not huge which is nice. Aproximately 1.40 kms to walk around on the walking track. Lovely art deco style bars and furnishings. Great duty free shop. All the usual things you would expect. Plenty to keep amused with activities etc. We loved it. An older style ship in our opinion but that was what made it charming. Not too over the top like i imagined some cruises might be.

I think great for couples and older people but also families as well. 2 pools and kid minding.

Well done norwegian cruise line. You got us hooked.
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Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Balcony
Cabin BA 9092
Spacious. Plenty of room for storage of bags and clothing etc.
Bed very Comfy. Not too hard. Plenty Towels always Fresh.
Big shower. Balcony private with 2 chairs and small table.
Being Mid Ship, not too much movement but still can feel some.
Close to stairs and lifts. Very quiet.
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