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Miami Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews

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Norwegian Jewel, 14 night full transit Panama Canal cruise

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Panama Canal & Central America

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topdog11

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 2004 and went into dry dock 2014 if I remember correctly. The ship is showing it's age. I can not say if it was because of the length of the cruise, the average age of the passengers, or ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Balcony


I remember when cruising used to be something special!

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Panama Canal & Central America

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noni6

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 documentation stating we requested the assisted boarding but that didn't help. When we arrived, I requested assistance but was told to have him sit on the concrete benches while I stood in ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


Panama Canal

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Panama Canal & Central America

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waltonfarms

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 through NCL. We went on an excursion with Julio; Cesear was our guide; went to volcano climb to the top and slid down on a 8 inch board. Service people went out of their way to help. ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Cabin Type: Inside


Cruising the Panama Canal was the highlight.

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Panama Canal & Central America

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christine.worden

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 wages or position if he wishes. Our room was 9055. I did not like the idea of having to look for a breakfast, lunch and dinner place to sit and eat on deck 12. It was always crowded. I ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


Panama Canal Cruise

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Panama Canal & Central America

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hellahoney

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 disembark! The cabin was comfortable but needed bringing up to date. The buffet restaurant I would not recommend not because the food was poor but because no matter what time you went it ...
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Sail Date: January 2017


Full Transit Panama Canal Cruise

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Panama Canal & Central America

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Gmfranklin

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 cruise. We had phenomenal weather, each day, sunny, warm, highs in 80's Each port visited was well planned, easy on/off only Cabo had tenders We took a varied number of ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Cabin Type: Balcony


Don't get sick

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Panama Canal & Central America

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RWS1211

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

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 hours Excursions are very expensive and can be found cheaper on arrival at port with some pre planning Wifi on board is ridiculous with a cost of 270usd for the trip. Wait until ...
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Sail Date: January 2017


OK cruise, food dissapointing, shore excursions horrible

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - Southern

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morgan8

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

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 the nicest show I have seen on a cruise ship Dinning: The first six nights of this cruise it seemed the dining and cooking staff was swamped. We waited twenty minutes for them to ...
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Sail Date: April 2010

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony

Traveled with children


More Family Time Than We Expected But....

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - Western

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reggiewhite

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

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 configuration than we wanted. I was crabby from travelling. The next morning I had to admit that this configuration worked better for my family anyway. Otherwise the hotel was nice, ...
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Sail Date: March 2010

Cabin Type: Oceanview Picture Window

Traveled with children


Must Be 2 NCL's

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - Western

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swit57

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 employees had no clue how to handle the situation,one couldn't even find an outlet to plug in a PA. Finally get to the cabin. At first was pleasantly surprised. Remote for tv was taped ...
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Sail Date: March 2010

Cabin Type: Family Balcony


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