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Hi, going to try and keep this a waffle free zone. Good Stuff............ First time on NCL, no problems getting on & off at New York. Luggage arrived promptly and balcony room nice and comfy. Ship is easy to navigate although there's so many places to eat & bars 1 week is not enough. Staff all friendly even the engineer who came out at 12 midnight when the toilet stuck. Not so good, trips and drinks are quite expensive and the spa treatments well above other ships prices. Moans & gripes ............ You have to tip a bloke on the harbour to take your bag to the NCL people but nobody explains this so you stand like a prat wondering what to do. Bar drinks are pricy and they add another 15% on top. You pay extra for some eateries which is expected but they add 18% on top service charge - same with spa services. WIFI & interweb extortionate. Summary Great ship, but once you are there they have you by the short & curlies so add a bit extra to your budget. If you dont drink, go to the spa, use the web or go on trips its excellent. We'll be back

NCL Jewel Bahamas October 2010 - tips gratuities and tips

Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review by Cruise Pirate

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: October 2010
  • Destination: Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
Hi, going to try and keep this a waffle free zone.

Good Stuff............

First time on NCL, no problems getting on & off at New York. Luggage arrived promptly and balcony room nice and comfy.

Ship is easy to navigate although there's so many places to eat & bars 1 week is not enough. Staff all friendly even the engineer who came out at 12 midnight when the toilet stuck.

Not so good, trips and drinks are quite expensive and the spa treatments well above other ships prices.

Moans & gripes ............

You have to tip a bloke on the harbour to take your bag to the NCL people but nobody explains this so you stand like a prat wondering what to do. Bar drinks are pricy and they add another 15% on top. You pay extra for some eateries which is expected but they add 18% on top service charge - same with spa services. WIFI & interweb extortionate.

Summary

Great ship, but once you are there they have you by the short & curlies so add a bit extra to your budget. If you dont drink, go to the spa, use the web or go on trips its excellent. We'll be back
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