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New Orleans Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Jewel
Destination
New Orleans

Traveler rating

Excellent

63

Very Good

26

Average

13

Poor

10

Terrible

5

Cruise type

118 New Orleans Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews


cruizinma avatar

cruizinma

1 Review Written

Shake, Rattle and Throw (up)

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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 ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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asdfghjkl55

1 Review Written

Not really great for family..

Norwegian Jewel wasn't the best, and especially was not what I expected. The nicest thing about it in my opinion, was the Embarkation, which didn't even take long at all! Other than that, the rest of the experience ...
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Sail Date March 2014


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plectonema

1 Review Written

First cruise experience

We had a group of 4 cruised with NCL Jewel before Xmas last year. Since this is our first time, there is no reference to compare with. We live only one hour away from NOLA, lucky for us we don't need a hotel. ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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jillh1

1 Review Written

NOISE, NOISE, NOISE!!!!

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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marelind

4 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

PanCan, Emphasis on Disabled Travel

We are a early 60's couple who booked the Panama Canal cruise for the third time. This time my mother, who just turned 90, came with us, wanting to see the new locks on the Canal. We love this itinerary because the ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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worldsnoop

1 Review Written

Lines.

We thought it would be a great idea to try a mainstream cruise line after hearing good things about NCL from others. We usually choose Windstar or Star Clippers or other small ship, but I've been on a dozen cruises, ...
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Sail Date March 2014


YuKnowJack avatar

YuKnowJack

1 Review Written

Cruising on the Norwegian Jewel

We recently went on a cruise on the Norwegian Jewel. We emarked at new Orleans, Went to Cartagena Columbia, Huatulco mexico, Puerto Vallarta Mexico, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. And disembarked in San Diego California. ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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kcfoxy

5 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Lifetime Memories With Panama Canal Centennial Transit & Repositioning

This is my 6th cruise and 4th with NCL. We have sailed the beautiful Jewel-class Jewel before, and like the mid-sized ships with about 2,200 pax. Embarkation was easy, the lines moving smoothly beginning about 11 ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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Misty5757

8 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Very relaxing leisurely cruise with many sea days

We took this Panama Canal repositioning cruise from New Orleans to San Francisco. It was very relaxing and we loved the ports we stopped at. There were only 4 ports on this 15 day cruise--1 day was the Panama ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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Moedeknox

1 Review Written

Great trip with friends thru Panama Canal

Originally I was worried about the number of sea days debut b/c we were with friends we spent the afternoon playing cards on those days. The steward we had was excellent in taking care of our cabin. The gym could ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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cnlindgren

1 Review Written

Nice crew, poor ship

My wife and I looked forward to cruising the Panama Canal. We chose the NCL Jewel because my wife had never been to New Orleans and we figured we could kill two birds by sailing from there. We also wanted to try ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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ivy andev12212010

5 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

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

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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croozergrl

3 Reviews Written

First cruise with Norwegian and hopefully not the last!

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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TinainGA

1 Review Written

Slightly disappointed.....

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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KansasEMT

1 Review Written

First TIme Cruisers - can't wait to get back

A little about us: We are new empty-nesters out celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and our first vacation as a couple (a.k.a. no kids). Turns out, we are also snobs - food snobs, vacation snobs, just plain old ...
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Sail Date March 2014


Checkmate1955 avatar

Checkmate1955

2 Reviews Written

NCL Jewel

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... ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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dreamchaser99

3 Reviews Written

Two thumbs up!

Our experience on the Norwegian Jewel was fantastic. I am raving about freestyle cruising and absolutely love the concept. We did spend an extra 20 bucks each one night for the Teppanyaki restaurant and it was well ...
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Sail Date March 2014


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GrandmaRolls

6 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

We love cruising!

Embarkation was fairly easy, as embarkation goes. We were told we couldn't get into our cabin yet, but could drop our luggage down the corrider. Before we got to that location, an anouncement came over the PA that ...
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Sail Date March 2014


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Indianatraveler5

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Awesome Family Cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2014


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Magus35

1 Review Written

Great Cruiseline

My girlfriend and I sailed on the Norwegian Jewel from New Orleans for our 7 day Western Caribbean Cruise. We embarked March 23rd and disembarked March 30th. Our Ports of Calls were Cozumel, Belize City, Roatan, ...
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Sail Date March 2014


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bamacruisersDJJ

2 Reviews Written

A Fabulous Time, Out Standing Top-Notch Crew!

We (two adults and our eleven year old son, plus we brought a couple and their son along too) traveled by limo to get to the port which made it all easy and stress free. Checking in and getting ready to board was ...
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Sail Date March 2014


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takingthefam2cruz

4 Reviews Written

Just so~so on this Jewel cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2014


sanroque avatar

sanroque

2 Reviews Written

Ok Cruise

This is our second time on the Jewel. First time cruising for my family was from New York in 2011. This one went from New Orleans. We arrived in New Orleans and had a blast touring the city. My wife is Filipino and ...
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Sail Date March 2014


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gardianof5

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

First time on Norwegian...had a great time

I usually cruise on Carnival but we decided to try Norwegian. There are pros and cons but I think overall I enjoyed Carnival the best. Room: Very clean and comfortable beds Staff: Very friendly and go out of their ...
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Sail Date March 2014


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richardhenry111

1 Review Written

Norwegian Jewel, a cruise for foodies.

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2014


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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