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Norwegian Jewel Review

4.0 / 5.0
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2271 reviews
16 Awards

Nice ship, great service, excellent entertainment, good itinerary

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Alaska
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2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Aug 2019
Cabin: Mid-Ship Balcony
View of Alaska coastline from our balcony

Before boarding, we spent several days in Alaska on our own. The day we boarded, we traveled from Anchorage to Seward via the Coastal Classic route on the Alaska Railroad. Although we booked independently from NCL, they still checked our bags straight through from Anchorage, and they were waiting for us in our cabin when we boarded! The Coastal Classic train 100% surpassed expectations, it was absolutely breathtaking!

Once in Seward, we boarded an independently booked excursion through Major Marine Tours, the 6 hour Kenai Fjords tour. Again, absolutely exceeded our expectations, it was fantastic! So many marine creatures that we saw: otters, sea lions, seals, whales, eagles, puffins... And Aialik Glacier was awe-inspiring. The blue ice was so vivid, and in the smaller boat we were able to get much closer than the cruise ship could get, so we could easily hear the sonic boom when it calved!

Embarkation went very smoothly, we were through the line and on the ship in probably 10-15 minutes. We missed the main muster drill because we were still on our excursion, so we attended the make-up drill just before sailaway.

Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Balcony

Cabin BA

The cabin was fine, pretty much what I would expect from a balcony, sufficient storage and surface space. I was pleasantly surprised to find USB ports in the bedside lights, makes charging your phone while using it as an alarm much simpler!

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