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Miami to the Western Caribbean Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews

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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


Newbie to NCL

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - Western

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LonesomeTraveller

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

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 told me that I was wrong with this information made me feel like a common criminal. The lady ever wrung her hands hoping to either confiscate the adult beverage or collect $30 from me ...
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Sail Date: February 2010


My first cruise ever was definitely one I'll never forget!

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - Western

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imadisneyfan

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

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 us to a shopping plaza near the seaport and we walked around for a while and then had lunch. She dropped us off at the seaport just as it was being to rain. We left our luggage with the ...
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Sail Date: January 2010

Cabin Type: Inside


A good cruise but NCL continues to underwhelm

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - Western

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Shep_Proudfoot

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

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 Beacon in South Beach independently. Top location but the room very small (about the size of an NCL mini suite, yes even the bathroom) and expensive for what it was. Decent staff and ...
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Sail Date: January 2010

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


Learning Experience

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - Western

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Luckyw

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 vacation". Instead, it turned out to be somewhat disappointing. So, without further delay, here is my experience. I boarded the ship without a hitch. Everything went smoothly. After ...
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Sail Date: January 2010


Free Style Not For Me

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - Western

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redhairdlady57

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 stewards never introduced themselves. With the "freestyle" dining, you never have the same Waite staff twice, so they don't get to know you and you don't get to know them. In the past when I ...
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Sail Date: December 2009

Cabin Type: Family Inside


NCL = Never Care Line

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CaptainKirk

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

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, best ship, best service and nicest crew. During the last 3 years I raved about the Jewel and told everyone taking a cruise to try NCL. That has changed after my cruise on the ...
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Sail Date: December 2009

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


A different review

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - Western

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rodrabe

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

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. Ruins was good at casta mayra. I heard the beach party was good also. Shopping is good. Wish we could have stayed an extra day. You know if they are going to cancel the private island ...
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Sail Date: December 2009

Cabin Type: Obstructed Oceanview

Traveled with children


Shockingly Bad Service

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - Western

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lasantamaria

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

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 ship. The staterooms were nicely appointed. The overall ship ambiance was great; the ship is well maintained. It didn't really seem crowded except for the pool area which we thought was ...
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Sail Date: December 2009

Cabin Type: Obstructed Oceanview

Traveled with children


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