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Norwegian Jewel Review

4.0 / 5.0
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2295 reviews
12 Awards

Just not quite as good as Holland America

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Asia
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Apr 2018
Cabin: Balcony

We had a great time on this cruise, really enjoyed it. I would have given an overall rating of good but the rating system above doesn’t have anything between average and very good. We recently sailed around South America with HAL on Zaandam and virtually everything about that cruise was just that bit better than NCL. The cabin was bigger, the meals were better, the general service seemed better, the smartphone app was far superior, the entertainment was classier. NCL seem to be cost cutting in many areas. I thought one very telling thing was the quality of the loo paper which was disgracefully poor. Also NCL charge a 20% gratuity on all drinks c. f. HAL 15%.

Having said that, this cruise was very enjoyable and we were generally happy with the overall package.

We generally choose cruises based on destinations rather than the cruise line (although no destination would be good enough for us to choose P&O). We would happily sail with NCL again in the future if they are going to destinations we want to see.

Cabin Review


The cabin was adequate. Furnishings were a bit dated. There was considerable rust showing through the paintwork on the balcony. Balcony furniture was old. The safe didn’t work properly.

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