My wife and I have just returned from a 12-day cruise (Sydney/New Zealand/Sydney) on the Norwegian Jewel.
We have previously been on 12 cruises from 7 to 48 nights with 5 different cruise lines ranging from 3 to 5 stars and rate our Norwegian Jewel cruise at a barely 3-star level for the following reasons:
DO NOT be seduced by the inclusion of a “luxury bath” in a mini-suite.
If you are a child 12 years or under, the bath will be fine for you.
If you are a slim adult, you may get your butt into the water but that’s all – your upper torso including your shoulders WILL NOT FIT – the bath is simply too narrow.
Also there is an overflow outlet that will ensure that you don’t get more than about 150 mm of water in the bottom of the bath at any time.
MINI-SUITE SIZE AND LAYOUT:
The mini-suite on Norwegian Jewel is cramped and about 50 square feet smaller than a similar mini-suite on say the Emerald Princess.
It has a small wardrobe that is so close to the bed as to prevent opening the robe door – by comparison, Emerald Princess has a large walk-in clothes storage/dressing room