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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

85 Miami Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews


Esperanza7 avatar

Esperanza7

8 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

Bucket List Cruise Fulfilled!

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As usual a little late with this review, but, better late than never!! Like any cruise, everyone’s opinions and experiences are different, which is what makes the Cruise Critic reviews so interesting. This was ...
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Sail Date February 2017


wc97220 avatar

wc97220

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

On our bucket list

we have wanted to go through the Panama Canal for a long time. this is our second time on the Jewel, she is an awesome ship. the first time was spectacular. it is a little hard to live up to that. the new ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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coreyglab1955

1 Review Written

Full transit of the Panama Canal, a must for any seasoned traveler.

Even if you know the history, have seen the documentaries and understand the engineering, a full passage of the Panama Canal is a MUST for any lover of history, science or travel. The senior crew members were very ...
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Sail Date February 2017


ellenro avatar

ellenro

1 Review Written

The locks are amazing

Going through the canal was an interesting experience. Hard to believe they have been using them for over 100 years and still working like clockwork. The film about the building of the canal was very enlightening. ...
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Sail Date February 2017


peggysue79 avatar

peggysue79

1 Review Written

Panama Canal

We chose this cruise because my brother pics all our cruises and I just trust his choices..lol. I have been traveling with Norwegian for 4 years now and it is amazing. So spoiled by the time i get home,have a hard ...
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Sail Date February 2017


WIEBER avatar

WIEBER

1 Review Written

The Panama Canal

It was our 25 wedding anniversary, we chose going through the Panama canal. This was our first cruise. We disembarked on every stop. We enjoyed the sunshine, the itinerary was geared to the older folk, but we ...
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Sail Date February 2017


Lancsgirl52 avatar

Lancsgirl52

1 Review Written

A Bit Disappointed with NCL

We chose this particular itinerary because of the unusual ports of call, especially Central America. This did not disappoint in the least. However, the NCL experience could have been better. First of all, ...
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Sail Date February 2017


catlib55 avatar

catlib55

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Panama Canal cruise!

For our fiftieth wedding anniversary, we decided to do a full transit of the Panama Canal. We had done a round trip partial transit ten day cruise several years ago, but this time decided to do a full transit. We ...
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Sail Date February 2017


debbyjg avatar

debbyjg

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

14 day cruise with friends

10 friends celebrating one our friends birthday. Some of the group have cruised before but it was our first big cruise. We really enjoyed our experience on the Jewel. The staff made us feel very special, and were ...
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Sail Date February 2017


darrmarr avatar

darrmarr

4 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

A wonderful experience

We wanted to experience a full transit of the canal and booked this trip with friends. We had a great time and the canal experience was unforgettable in every way. The ship is beautiful and the staff was very ...
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Sail Date February 2017


ship2sure avatar

ship2sure

1 Review Written

Great Panama Canal Itinerary; Ship Casual

First time with NCL, and its more casual style, which generally worked well. One criticism though is the reluctance of NCL to give you any information about the ship! Deck plans are strictly for the website, and ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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stjohnbeachlover

6 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Great Panama Canal cruise!

My husband and I along with two other couples booked this Panama Canal cruise. My husband and I have been on a lot of cruises (17 for him and 19 for me). My husband is 63 and I am 58. We were excited about this ...
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Sail Date January 2017


Ganna02 avatar

Ganna02

1 Review Written

Wonderful Experience!

My husband has always wanted to traverse the Panama Canal so this was a "bucket list" cruise. Overall, the Jewel is a great ship - easy to navigate, friendly crew, good food, excellent shows and a comfortable ...
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Sail Date January 2017


Boschmann avatar

Boschmann

7 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable cruise despite recent NCL cut backs.

My wife and I decided to take a long holiday cruise vacation this year since our adult children were going to be staying with their partner’s families. While we usually prefer NCL’s style of cruising and ...
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Sail Date December 2016


tigergirl1019 avatar

tigergirl1019

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

More venue for ballroom dancing

One thing that surprised me that is dramatic different from the Royal Caribbean cruise is the ballroom dancing music perform by the bands. Each band only perform an hour so we always had to switch from one band to ...
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Sail Date December 2016


davies avatar

davies

6 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

A good cruise

We flew into Miami and had no trouble getting through passport control not like last time. We then had a night in an airport hotel and the next morning had transfers to the port. It took about an hour to get on the ...
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Sail Date December 2016


jcjky avatar

jcjky

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great Time on the Jewel

Embarkation and disembarkation was fine. Cabin-8092 OX obstructed ocean view was adequate for our needs. Food-they have had better menus in the past but we did not go hungry. Service was in general very ...
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Sail Date December 2016


Buffett Chick avatar

Buffett Chick

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise

Overall, it was a great cruise. Embarkation went smoothly and crew greeted us with smiles and were helpful in guiding us around the ship. First, I might say that we are not picky cruisers. This was our 18th ...
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Sail Date December 2016


BeyondtheSeas avatar

BeyondtheSeas

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Chin Chin Cha-chin and lost at the ports

First timer on NCL, first time on this route. Positives - inside stateroom, good size esp. the shower (no poolng from inadequate drainage) compared to Princess outside window room my only other cruise trip. ...
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Sail Date December 2016


kolrxing avatar

kolrxing

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Friendly and attentive crew made the cruise a delight.

The crew were great. The food was very good in the dining room and buffet. The food was over the top in the specialty restaurants although the Teppenyaki was a bit noisy when the food was being prepared. ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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jivey30528

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal Cruise

I have cruised exclusively with NCL and have completed 7 cruises. NCL has a new boarding policy that is horrible. On all my other cruises you boarded when after you checked in. NCL now issues group boarding numbers. ...
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Sail Date February 2016


ibcasper avatar

ibcasper

9 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Nice Ship, Well Managed

Ship was extremely well managed. Staff were friendly and helpful. Food was better than the average. Evening shows were mixed. Some very good shows and some were not so good. Ports visited were not as good as what we ...
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Sail Date February 2016


T.S.Grove avatar

T.S.Grove

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Panama Cruise

My wife and I just recently returned from a Panama cruise that started in Miami and ended in LA on the Jewel. We where both pleasantly surprised at how well the ship has been maintained. The exterior white surfaces ...
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Sail Date February 2016


Zen88 avatar

Zen88

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal Transit

The Norwegian Jewel is a wonderful ship. Lots of great meeting places including the Martini bar, the Fizz lounge and the Atrium Java bar. The entertainment was excellent especially loved the show band and Randon. I ...
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Sail Date February 2016


Steve551 avatar

Steve551

18 Reviews Written

41 Helpful Votes

NCL Jewel, Feb/Mar 2016

My wife and I just returned from a 14-day Panama Canal cruise on the NCL Jewel (Feb 28th – Mar 13th). We flew in to MIA. The process of getting us to the ship went very smoothly, we used NCL transfers. BUT once ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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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