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New Orleans to the Caribbean Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews

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Shake, Rattle and Throw (up)

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - Western

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cruizinma

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

The ship rocked and shook continuously. If the constant rocking and chugging does not make you sick, then the constant singing in the inferior buffet dining about "washy, washy, washy" will make most definitely nauseate you. This was my 10th cruise; second on NCL. The first time was 20 years ago on a different ship which at the time was probably new and simply re-christened as the Jewel. We had ...
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Sail Date: November 2014

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony

Traveled with children


NOISE, NOISE, NOISE!!!!

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - Southern

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jillh1

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

This was our first cruise and nothing like expected. It was all so noisy with Americans hootin' and hollerin' from morning to night. When the compere says "who's going to beach tomorrow?" is it really necessary for the deafening OOO OOO's. The pool disco was trying to make itself heard in England, we sat on a deck above but still couldn't make ourselves heard. The shows at night were full of self ...
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Sail Date: April 2014


Better then January cruise... but not great...

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - Western

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ivy andev12212010

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

My Mother & I took this identical cruise in January of this year and were very disappointed. So when the opportunity presented itself to take it again (with my husband) decided to try again. For the most part I was pleased. The staff was way friendlier then in January. We purchased the Ultimate Dining Package again and were not disappointed. We ate in Cagney's, Teppanyaki (2), Le Bistro (2) & La ...
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Sail Date: April 2014


First cruise with Norwegian and hopefully not the last!

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - Western

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croozergrl

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

This was our first cruise with Norwegian and our third overall....the first two being with Carnival. I have to admit I was skeptical after reading the boards...so many negative comments...I was seriously worried that we'd made a mistake sailing on the Jewel. We were pleasantly surprised and I am glad to report that you should ignore all of the negative remarks about NCL and Jewel. We drove to ...
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Sail Date: April 2014


Slightly disappointed.....

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - Western

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TinainGA

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

We were first time cruisers and we decided to choose NCL. We cruised to the Western Caribbean. Our ports were: - Cozumel, Mexico - Roatan, Honduras - Belize - Costa Maya, Mexico Embarkation was fairly easy although the wait time was over 30 minutes. Once on the ship, it was easy to navigate to our floor/cabin. Our room was an inside cabin and it was small but clean. We never had any issues ...
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Sail Date: April 2014


NCL Jewel

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - Western

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Checkmate1955

10+ Cruises

Age 2020s

This was out 6th cruise with NCL... We enjoyed the cruise and like cruising with NCL but had two bad experiences this time that will keep us from cruising with NCL until we have cruised with RCL a couple of times... Overall we have been on 11 cruises and the main reason we have cruised with NCL and Carnival is that we can drive to New Orleans in 5 hours.... Overall the cruise was good but our ...
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Sail Date: April 2014


Awesome Family Cruise

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - Western

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Indianatraveler5

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

My husband and I decided to surprise our kids with a family vacation a few days before Spring Break. My kids are 13 & 14. Due to our crazy schedules, we felt we needed some quality family time. We have been on 4 cruises as a family and 3 have been on NCL. Our first was on Disney when the kids were young. Freestyle dining works out great for my family. We took Amtrak from IL to New Orleans. Once ...
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Sail Date: March 2014

Traveled with children


Just so~so on this Jewel cruise

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - Western

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takingthefam2cruz

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

I have been on the NCL Jewel 2 years ago to Alaska and that trip was great, this trip was just so~so. First, embarkation was slow~ the slowest ever on the 8 NCL cruises that I have been on. Once on board every thing seemed to run smoothly with the muster drill and getting signed in for Kids Club ( 8 year old), making a few dinner reservations and getting all of our luggage. Just for the record, I ...
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Sail Date: March 2014

Traveled with children


Norwegian Jewel, a cruise for foodies.

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - Western

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richardhenry111

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

My wife and I just returned from a 7 day cruise on the Jewel. What a great experience! First let me say that we have sailed on Carnival and Royal many times, but this was our first experience with Norwegian. I will begin by saying that unlike some who post, I have never been on a cruise I hated. In my mind even a not so great trip is still better than a week at work. With that said, I will outline ...
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Sail Date: March 2014


All in All I would highly recommend NCL for any cruise

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - Western

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spdland

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Just completed the Jewel Cruise and have read many reviews of the cruise and ship. The bottom line is to each their own. Things that people complain about are a matter of personal taste. For instance.. dining freestyle, my wife and I love the freestyle since we like to eat when WE want to eat and not be tied to a time. I agree that the dining food is not the best but we enjoyed the buffet and the ...
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Sail Date: March 2014


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