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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Comfortable Cabin & Good Food

Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review by nerd-guy

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Apr 2018
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window

We opted for this one as the price was a little bit down, it hit some new ports for us, and we were able to link up with our son at the Kobe port. While the ship is not new and shows its age here and there, we had a good cabin (standard outside, deck 4) and were happy with the general experience. We took the perks at sea package and had 4 dinners for two at the specialty restaurants plus $50 off each person's tour at all of the ports. Also we got 250 internet minutes and 2 hours of ship to USA calls. We used all of these perks, even made some doctor appointments back home.

The food at the upgrade restaurants was very good, especially at Cagneys where the filet was great. We also used the French restaurant, but liked Cagneys better. As to the dining rooms and the Lido, we found them to be good, but not great. Like most cruises, some items were very good and others just so-so. Service was OK, and the buffet was clean and appetizing.

I recall that there were 12 port days on the 15 day cruise. We naturally used the ship tours for about 9 ports, but at Kobe we made independent tours that included the castle at Hemiji and the Kobe city zoo or animal preserve. We rate both of these as top notch.

Overall, we really enjoyed the trip.

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Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window
Cabin OB 4032

Very comfortable bed

Steward was good.

Just average in regard to space.

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