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Miami Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Jewel
Destination
Miami

Traveler rating

Excellent

181

Very Good

85

Average

48

Poor

15

Terrible

6

Cruise type

48 Miami Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews


noni6 avatar

noni6

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

I remember when cruising used to be something special!

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Unfortunately, this cruise started out poorly and never really got much better. My husband has an issue with standing for extended periods of time, so we requested an "assisted boarding". I made sure we had the ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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topdog11

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Jewel, 14 night full transit Panama Canal cruise

I always wanted to do a full transit of the Panama Canal. The Jewel was sailing on the dates of my 45 anniversary, so that is why we picked NCL Jewel. I usually sail with Royal and Carnival. The Jewel built in ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Gmfranklin

1 Review Written

Full Transit Panama Canal Cruise

This was our eighth cruise and second on the Norwegian Cruise line. We chose this cruise because of the extensive port calls, 9 in 16 days including the full transit of the Panama Canal. First the Pros of this ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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hellahoney

1 Review Written

Panama Canal Cruise

We did this cruise to do something different and to see places we wouldn't normally do. Getting on and off the ship was an experience not a good one, it took over 2 hours of queuing to get on and even longer to ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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christine.worden

1 Review Written

Cruising the Panama Canal was the highlight.

The staff were very friendly and great service with smiles. Donovan, and Cindy were outstanding waiters. Christian was our cabin maintenance and he is a happy polite and hoping he will receive a raise in ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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RWS1211

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Don't get sick

Average cruise with limited daytime activities and below par evening entertainment On board costs extravagant with a cost of 4,000 usd for a medical issue which could have been resolved in 30 minutes but took 4 ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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waltonfarms

1 Review Written

Panama Canal

Going through the canal was great. Having to go clear to Catagena is terrible. The NCL personnel are great. Food was good. Some entertainment was real good some not very good. We were ripped off on some excursions ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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CruisingQueenoftheSeas

1 Review Written

Nice ship, horrible cruise.

THE GOOD: Me and my family had spent a week in Florida, and we decided to go on a first short weekend cruise to the bahamas while we were there. This was a 2 night cruise, originally going from miami to great ...
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Sail Date November 2009


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hatt60ftcc

2 Reviews Written

Our first cruise and it was fun

we were looking for something different to do so we looked around and realized that in early december the cruises to the caribbean are a very good value my wife talked to her aunt who is a very experienced ...
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Sail Date December 2009


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morgan8

1 Review Written

OK cruise, food dissapointing, shore excursions horrible

Though I had a great time, this is the most disappointing cruise I have been on. Positive random thought: The cabin was very nice. The shower was the largest I have seen on a cruise line. The Circus Bijou show was ...
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Sail Date April 2010


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reggiewhite

1 Review Written

More Family Time Than We Expected But....

We flew into Miami from Wisconsin the night before the cruise. There's just no telling with the weather. Spent the night at the airport Embassy Suite. They were overbooked so we got a room with a different sleeping ...
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Sail Date March 2010


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swit57

1 Review Written

Must Be 2 NCL's

Let me start on embarkation.( Who cares about Miami, not at all impressed) Total chaos was the order of the day. Was told to sit and wait, but yet people arriving 20 to 30 minutes after were boarding. NCL's ...
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Sail Date March 2010


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LonesomeTraveller

1 Review Written

Newbie to NCL

First impression on the dock in Miami was extremely negative. I had been told that a max of 2 bottles of wine was permitted to bring aboard if I have a verifiable celebration during the cruise. The man and woman who ...
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Sail Date February 2010


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Shep_Proudfoot

5 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

A good cruise but NCL continues to underwhelm

Just back from cruising the Jewel out of Miami on a seven day Western Caribbean itinerary. This was my second cruise with NCL and a bit better than the first but far from perfect. Hotel: Booked 3 nights at the ...
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Sail Date January 2010


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imadisneyfan

1 Review Written

My first cruise ever was definitely one I'll never forget!

I was a first time cruiser on the Jewel for the January 17-24, 2010 cruise. My fiance and I flew into Miami the morning of the 17th from Boston. I had a friend who lives in Miami pick us up at the airport. She took ...
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Sail Date January 2010


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Luckyw

1 Review Written

Learning Experience

This was my very first cruise and I have nothing to compare it to. I was traveling with 3 other single women who had all cruised several times before. I wanted to be able to come home and say "OMG, I had an amazing ...
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Sail Date January 2010


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rodrabe

1 Review Written

A different review

I agree with most reviews. Except I did not like the ports of call. All in rough condition. Rotan was a very poor island. Beach was OK but I would take a cab to it. Do the snorkeling at Belize. Very good. ...
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Sail Date December 2009


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lasantamaria

1 Review Written

Shockingly Bad Service

We traveled on the Norwegian Jewel from 12/27-1/3/10. It was our 1st time on the Jewel or on any NCL cruise for that matter, although we have already cruised on Royal and Carnival. We enjoyed the amenities on the ...
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Sail Date December 2009


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BobandJoanne

3 Reviews Written

Norwegian Jewel – A Comprehensive Review

I must say that if this were my first cruise I probably would not ever cruise again; fortunately this was my seventh cruise and I know that our experience on the Jewel is not the standard in the cruise industry. I ...
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Sail Date December 2009


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Globetrotter of the Seas

1 Review Written

A beautiful ship with beautiful colours

HOTELPACKAGE; Hotel Biscayne Bay, Miami with transfer to the ship. For review of the hotel; pls check TripAdvisor. The transfer was chaotic. We were about seven couples going to the Jewel, but a lot of people ...
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Sail Date December 2009


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redhairdlady57

1 Review Written

Free Style Not For Me

I was pleasantly surprised at being greeted by numerous staff members and a glass of champagne upon boarding the Norwegian Jewel. This turned out to be the only personal contact of the whole cruise. The room ...
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Sail Date December 2009


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CaptainKirk

7 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

NCL = Never Care Line

This is my 2nd cruise on the Jewel (1st was 3 years ago), 8th cruise with NCL and 24th cruise overall. The 1st time on the Jewel 3 years ago, I thought NCL was the best. I thought NCL had the best food, ...
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Sail Date December 2009


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linnealee

7 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Everlasting Rocking

What a rush it was getting on the ship in Miami, I never even saw so many people in one place on the ship even! It was disorganized and I longed to have at least had a Romance Suite (instead had a balcony room) just ...
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Sail Date April 2009


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MrLTrizz

1 Review Written

Transatlantic

I'm a 29yr old male who chose this cruise and brought my girlfriend as well as went with another couple of the same age.  The price was right (~$750pp) for a balcony which was then upgraded to a mini-suite due to ...
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Sail Date April 2009


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DURSEYGIRL

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Transatlantic pros & cons

The Jewel did not appear to have comfortable places to sit & read - a frequent activity of transatlantic cruisers. Even the library chairs were uncomfortable.  With the very cool , windy weather, lounging on the ...
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Sail Date April 2009


Norwegian Jewel Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.04.1
Dining4.03.7
Entertainment4.04
Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation4.03.9
Family4.03.9
Enrichment1.03.4
Service3.04.1
Value For Money4.03.8
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