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Miami to the Western Caribbean Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Jewel
Western Caribbean
Miami

Traveler rating

Excellent

83

Very Good

34

Average

19

Poor

5

Terrible

2

Cruise type

19 Miami to the Western Caribbean Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews


hatt60ftcc avatar

hatt60ftcc

2 Reviews Written

Our first cruise and it was fun

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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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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


swit57 avatar

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


Luckyw avatar

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


rodrabe avatar

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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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


CaptainKirk avatar

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


Steph27 avatar

Steph27

6 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good, not great

My mother, my brother and his friend and I cruised on the 5 night Christmas cruise. I have been on 5 cruises (Celebrity to Russia and Baltic, Caribbean, Western Med and Oceania to South America, plus a river cruise ...
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Sail Date December 2008


opshannon avatar

opshannon

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Freestyle is really all about the food

This was our first Freestyle cruise with NCL (my wife and I had sailed NCL back in the mid-90s). We were a group of 11 including 3 children (8,6,3). We drove to Miami and apparently arrived about the same time as ...
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Sail Date November 2008


Dee avatar

Dee

2 Reviews Written

Very okay - Freestyle is stressful

We just got back from our first cruise with NCL and will probably be our last. This was only our 3rd time cruising but we will definitely go back to "normal" cruising. The ship was very nice, clean and room decor ...
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Sail Date November 2008


bunny96 avatar

bunny96

1 Review Written

freestyle??????

First I want to say that we have cruised seven times in the past, once prior with Norwegian and absolutely loved every moment of cruising. This time we cruised with a group of 8 people, two couples both with teenage ...
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Sail Date March 2008


pgsche1 avatar

pgsche1

1 Review Written

Norwegian Jewel - Western Caribbean

DH and I flew out of St. Louis to Miami for our week long cruise on the Norwegian Jewel. We are a couple in our 40's with no children and cruising is our favorite vacation. We decided to give NCL another try after a ...
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Sail Date April 2006


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cruisingbooboo

3 Reviews Written

Norwegian Jewel - Western Caribbean

We had a nice trip on the cruise. I don' think "freestyle" is as easy as NCL wants you to think it is. Thank you to "travelhound" for tipping us off on day two to book all our dinner reservations for the week then ...
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Sail Date February 2006


Patrick IL. avatar

Patrick IL.

2 Reviews Written

Norwegian Jewel - Western Caribbean

This being our second cruise we tried not to compare lines, we were on Celebrity Millie last year. Embarkation -- This was a slow process, we were let in and moved to long rows of seats, they would call one row ...
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Sail Date February 2006


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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