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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Western Caribbean from Miami

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Jewel
Western Caribbean
Miami

Traveler rating

Excellent

20

Very Good

7

Average

2

Poor

1

Terrible

1

Cruise type

Family Cruises

32

Romantic Cruises

9

Holiday Cruises

8

Spring Break Cruises

6

Senior Cruises

4

32 Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Western Caribbean from Miami


tlpenney avatar

tlpenney

1 Review Written

Norwegian Jewel - Western Caribbean

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We had an awesome cruise! NCL are the best and their employees are fabulous. We went as a group; myself, wife 2 year old son, inlaws. We stayed in adjoining mini suites and loved it. Our room ...
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Sail Date April 2010


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starfirelb

5 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Our first Norwegian Cruise

This was our first cruise with Norwegian having cruise with Carnival twice. And our first 7 day cruise. Embarkation: Embarkation went well. Not to many problems. It was a little warm inside but luckily by the time ...
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Sail Date April 2010


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jbrinkerhoff

1 Review Written

Something for everyone in the family....

Our kids (16, 13, and 11) as well as my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this trip. There were plenty of teens due to Spring Break and many couples in our age category. The NCL employees were incredibly wonderful, ...
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Sail Date April 2010


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macmikey

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

First time NCL and the Jewel

It's been awhile since I blogged, so I thought this trip we just finished might be a good place to start back up again. Cruise. Yep, I went on a cruise. Those who know me may be thinking 'what? He went on a ...
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Sail Date March 2010


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poodletabbyparrot123

5 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Just came home -- Not Happy with Cruise

This is the first time that I have written a review. I have been on about 18 cruises. This was my first experience with NCL. I will share some pros and cons. Pros: Stateroom: We had a nice balcony with great ...
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Sail Date March 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


misand avatar

misand

11 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

A Jewel for Us.

We had a wonderful time on the Jewel. We have been on 6 prior cruises; this was our second on NCL. We flew into Tampa and drove down to Miami. The drive took about 4 hours. It was an easy drive and we saw quite a ...
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Sail Date March 2010


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scottfay

1 Review Written

No rating

Still searching ...

Background Information - We are in our 30's and traveled with our family of four (two elementary aged children) as well as my husband's parents. This was my 6th cruise, but my first NCL freestyle cruise. I have ...
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Sail Date March 2010


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Warmer Climes

5 Reviews Written

Another great family cruise

We sailed on the Jewel on February 22 and would give the cruise a B+. It was our sixth cruise and fourth on NCL, and there were four of us including our 24 y.o. son and 11 y.o. daughter. We stayed the night before ...
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Sail Date February 2010


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anchor38

1 Review Written

Chilly but Fun

Our trip began with an overnight in KC at Embassy Suites and SWA flight to FFL. $35 taxi ride to Hardrock Hotel and Super Shuttle $32 each plus 20% tax next day to Port of Miami. The only warm day was at Roatan. ...
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Sail Date March 2010


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flossU2

2 Reviews Written

Our family cruise on the Jewel

We left Indianapolis on AirTrans for Ft. Lauderdale Florida on the 20th of February 2010. Upon arrival we had already confirmed with SAS transportation to take us to our hotel in Miami. I cannot recommend this ...
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Sail Date February 2010


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Latrobe

5 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Neither snow nor sleet...nor Super Bowls could stop us.

NORWEGIAN JEWEL, February 7-14, 2010. How many realized it was Super Bowl weekend in Miami when they booked this cruise? Not until we learned the very mediocre Ft. Lauderdale Airport Cruise Port Hotel was charging ...
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Sail Date February 2010


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SolidGoldCruiser

1 Review Written

Two Jewels For Us - One Of Them Was

Background and Travel to Port We are two young seniors who were looking forward to enjoying our 12th cruise with NCL. We live on the southern coast of Virginia, a region that rarely gets snow (ahem!!); however, to ...
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Sail Date January 2010


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krennen

4 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great cruise

Just back from the Jewel sailing Jan 24-31. This was our 7th cruise but first with NCL. We had a inside cabin with 3 adults—not any extra space but we just slept there anyway! The cabin was the smallest of any of ...
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Sail Date January 2010


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the_drifter_00

1 Review Written

Norweign Jewel is not as bad as some critics say it is!

Well back to work after getting back from my 7 day cruise on the NCL Jewel. Prior to taking cruise I searched the Internet for reviews of the ship and see what people had to say. Now that I have experienced Free ...
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Sail Date January 2010


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margo51

1 Review Written

Fantastic week on the Jewel January 17-24, 2010

We flew into FLL on 1/17 and took the SAS shuttle to Port of Miami. Embarkation was relatively quick and very easy. Rooms were ready in the early afternoon. Our room was spotless, as was the rest of the ship. ...
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Sail Date January 2010


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gailg123

1 Review Written

NCL Rocks - Freestyle is the only way to go

I would absolutely go on a cruise with NCL again. It was an amazing experience and I loved it. We were aboard the Norwegian Jewel, which was spectacular. Here are my observationa: Public Rooms - None of them are ...
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Sail Date December 2009


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Jatimer

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Awesome Cruise

We did a western Caribbean sailing from Miami on Jan 3, 2010. There were 7 of us altogether in 2 cabins. My wife and self and three kids (12, 10, 7) as well as my parents. For us it was our first cruise, my parents ...
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Sail Date January 2010


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arabrab

2 Reviews Written

NCL Jewel -- The Carry On, Polar Fleece Cruise

Review -- Norwegian Jewel, Western Caribbean January 10-17, 2009 with husband and teenage daughter. This was a first for us in several ways -- first time on NCL, first time doing a cruise with only carry-on luggage, ...
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Sail Date January 2010


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tbear2762

1 Review Written

Freestyle is not for me

Background Information Let me start with a little bit of background information. This was my fourth cruise and my first cruise on NCL. My first cruise was in 99 on the SS Oceanic aka The Big Red Boat. If you ever ...
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Sail Date December 2009


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oceansideny

1 Review Written

Rethink Freestyle if you are with a large group

First time doing a freestyle cruise. Liked the flexibility, but we agreed that for a large group (8 in my family, 8 in friends) it was difficult to coordinate dinner and show. It is much easier when you know the ...
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Sail Date December 2009


musicman85 avatar

musicman85

1 Review Written

Started The Year Off With A Bang!

This was my third cruise with Norwegian and was really excited. I traveled with my family: mom, dad, and sister this time to the Western Caribbean. The Norwegian Jewel is such a fabulous ship. It's bright, vibrant, ...
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Sail Date December 2009


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monkey bars

4 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Much Needed Family Time

We primarily sail Royal Caribbean and Disney but have sailed four times on NCL and once each on Princess and Carnival. We have had mixed reviews on NCL's "freestyle dining" option and casual form of cruising during ...
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Sail Date December 2009


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mrstrod

5 Reviews Written

Norwegian Jewel not such a sparkeling experience!

Norwegian Jewel 11/29/2009 - 12/06/2009 Embarkation: Since we drove in the night before we arrived at the Port of Miami at around 10:00 am. We were about the 10th passengers on the line for check-in and ...
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Sail Date November 2009


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terp2053

13 Reviews Written

71 Helpful Votes

NCL Late Sign-up Bargain Cruise

In mid-November we had a week vacation lined up with nothing planned. We live in FL, so booking late and leaving on a holiday weekend did not create any transportation issues. The cost of a balcony cruise on this ...
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Sail Date November 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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