We chose this cruise for the interesting ports and had a terrific time. The newly refurbished Jewel is beautiful and we much prefer the smaller ships.
We had quite a few Sea days and Ncl had many activities scheduled. Trivia multiple times a day, dance classes, cake and cooking demonstrations, etc.
One thing I found difficult to get information on before the cruise was how Ncl would handle crossing the international dateline. Basically, most nights we moved our clocks forward one hour to catch up with the current time for the port stops. Then, the night that we moved across the international dateline instead of moving forward we moved it 23 hours backwards. This gained us one extra day. It happens to be Mother’s Day, May 12, so we all celebrated twice.
This is a big, beautiful cabin. During the upgrade they changed the furniture and colors to be at soothing taupe palette. The bed was extremely comfortable and it was nice having two balconies. The front facing balcony was large and the side facing balcony was long. It gave us a lot of options during the inclement weather days.
During the recent drydock they could’ve done a better job with electrical outlets. There are none anywhere near the bed and only a few awkwardly located, but not a showstopper. We love having the unlimited bottled water that’s included with owner’s suite and above.
We had a Hubbard glacier viewing party and our butler provided us with a spread of food and the bottles of alcohol that are part of the owner’s suite. Plenty of room for eight people and the double balconies really came in handy for the best views.