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Norwegian Jewel Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Terrific itinerary and amazing service on NCL Jewel

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Alaska
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Oct 2022
Cabin: Mid-Ship Balcony
WILDERNESS EXPLORATION & CRAB FEAST - excursion in Ketchikan. A nice tour of the inlet past this old cannery
Glacier Bay Alaska
Mendenhall Glacier - Juneau Alaska. Eagles perched on a chunk of glacier ice in the Mendenhall Glacier Lake
Refreshing beverages at Shaker's Martini Bar - NCL Jewel
Embarkation from Vancouver - about to sail under the iconic Lions Gate bridge
Glacier Bay Alaska
Balcony cabin 10038 - NCL Jewel, with turndown service
Balcony cabin 10038 - NCL Jewel
A nice treat from the general manager NCL Jewel
Glacier Bay Alaska
Approaching the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco
WILDERNESS EXPLORATION & CRAB FEAST - excursion in Ketchikan Alaska
Glacier Bay Alaska

We lucked out with this cruise. Being late in the season, there was only half the capacity of guests. Everyone on board enjoyed VIP service from the friendly, attentive crew. We chose the trip for the itinerary: starting in Vancouver, to Alaska, then south to San Francisco and LA - a nice variety of ports and scenery. It was our first time to Alaska and we are already planning another so we can see more ports - the glaciers are breathtaking!

Since we were going to Alaska, and it was October, we asked our room steward when we boarded for blankets to use on our balcony (a tip I’d heard in another CC discussion). He also brought us robes, and made towel animals each night.

We tried several lounges/bars including OSheehans and Spinnakers but our favorite was Shaker’s Martini bar where we were entertained and enjoyed exemplary service from bartender Ruben, and servers Danielle, Tatiana, El Marie and Michael.

Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Balcony

We stayed in a standard balcony cabin on deck 10. A balcony is a must if you are going to Alaska. We enjoyed the view (with our blankets) of Glacier Bay from our balcony.

Port Reviews

Glacier Bay

This is stunning. The ship makes two 360 degree turns so you see so much.

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