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Norwegian Jewel Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Great way to cross the Pacific

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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Sep 2018
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This is part 1 of a 5 cruises on the Jewel. We traveled all the way from Vancouver to Sydney via Alaska, Russia, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand. There was a 2 week gap while the Jewel was in dry dock in Singapore, so there were some changes in decor. Of course, there were also crew and entertainment changes along the way.

The itinerary of the cruise was okay, but not the best. We enjoyed the slow Pacific crossing, but having been on 2 previous Alaska cruises, that part wasn't a highlight. Petropavlovsk was a great stop because of the great weather and the stops in Japan were interesting and surprisingly different from each other, making it a good introduction to Japan.

The crew was by far the best feature of the Jewel. We have been on many cruises with different cruise lines on different ships. The friendliness and cooperative attitude of the Jewel crew is the best we have experienced. When you are on a ship for as long as we were, there are bound to be issues that crop up. The attitude of the crew can make or break the experience.

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Vancouver

Beautiful city, but we biased because it is our home.

Ketchikan

Always interesting, it is a small port that is very tourist driven. Having been there twice before, we just enjoyed walking around the town.

Juneau

While not a tourist as some other Alaskan ports, there is lots to do and more infrastructure.

Hakodate

Did a private excursion

Program: Hakodate Highlight (6.0 hours)

8:00 Ship arrival

9:00 English-Speaking-Guide waits with welcome-board and proceed to tour by chartered car/coach.

* Visit Goryokaku Park & Tower

* Visit Hakodate-Asaichi Market

* Visit Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse

* Visit Mt. Hakodate

15:00 Return at port

18:00 Ship departure

Was very interesting and had beautiful views from Mt. Hakodate and the Tower

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