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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises from Miami

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Bucket List Cruise Fulfilled!

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Panama Canal & Central America

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Esperanza7

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 our 7th NCL cruise. Panama Canal had been on my bucket list for a very long time, so I was very excited to finally be going. We booked this cruise 9 months before departure and did a ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


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


The locks are amazing

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Panama Canal & Central America

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ellenro

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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. Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Guatemala were all different and we enjoyed our excursions in each port. Catamaran and walled city in Cartagena was a hilite for me. The coffee ...
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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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peggysue79

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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 time adjusting. We had the most wonderful crew, but our waiter was one of the most pleasing people i have ever met. Word of warning...on this ship and a few others. The pull out bed is ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


The Panama Canal

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Panama Canal & Central America

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WIEBER

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

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 found things to do in the sports part of the ship. The entertainment was good until the nights with the two Russian circus couple, they were the highlight and wished for more. The main ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Porthole Window


Panama Canal Tranfer Cruise

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Panama Canal & Central America

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JohnAK

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We had an amazing experience. The staff were incredible. Never saw a grumpy face. Every day on board we were made to feel very special. The specialty restaurants provide a quality meal. I am 74 and the just had the best Lamp Chops at Moderno's that I have had in my entire life. 14 days sounds like a long time, but with all of the activities and ports of call, it was never boring. The entertainment ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Family Balcony


A Bit Disappointed with NCL

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Panama Canal & Central America

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Lancsgirl52

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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, embarkation was complete chaos and very disorganized. Long lines and half-way into our wait, quite a number of agents just "disappeared" making the wait even longer. No system at all. Maybe ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Inside


Great Panama Canal cruise!

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Panama Canal & Central America

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catlib55

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 embarked on the cruise in Miami, FL. We are wintering in Apollo Beach, FL, near Tampa, so we and the other couple cruising with us rented a car and drove to Miami the day before the ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


14 day cruise with friends

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Panama Canal & Central America

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debbyjg

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 so perfessional and fun to be around. We did an excursion at every port using both private and ship excursions. We got to see so many differen and wonderful place, people, ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


A wonderful experience

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Panama Canal & Central America

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darrmarr

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 good. NCL has some opportunities available to improve on management of large numbers of people (embarkation and tender days were not the best for managing the flow of people). The shows ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Inside


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