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Norwegian Jewel Review

4.0 / 5.0
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2295 reviews
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Alaska Cruise and Land Tour

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Alaska
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6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Sep 2019
Cabin: Mid-Ship Balcony

We chose this cruise for a couple reasons. First of all we sailed on the Jewel last year from Vancouver to Tokyo, and on to Singapore where it went into dry dock for a refurbishment, and we wanted to see the changes. Secondly, some friends of ours were sailing on it, and asked us to join them.

We also had made friends with many of the crew members, and were eager to see who would still be on the ship. It made us extremely happy that Dan was still the Cruise Director! We really think he's great, and extremely personable and approachable. He happily welcomed us back. To our dismay, many of our other favorite crew members were no longer on board. We do realize contracts end, and no one is guaranteed to come back to the same ship upon renewal.

We had a balcony room on deck 9--one door down from our cabin last year. We also had the Unlimited beverage package, and the three specialty dining package, and 250 minutes of wi-fi, along with $50 towards each shore excursion and $50 on board credit per person as our perks. We couldn't make use of the friends and family are free, or the free air fare.

Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Balcony

Cabin BA

I really like the new carpeting and desk with a better television. The new upholstery on the couch was also very nice, as well as the new bedding. I wish there was a chair for the desk, as the stool at the vanity is not contusive to sitting at a desk. I also noticed that the coffee table is no longer there. All in all, the cabin is very comfortable.

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