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

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Jewel
Western Caribbean
New Orleans

Traveler rating

Excellent

15

Very Good

9

Average

2

Poor

4

Cruise type

Family Cruises

30

Romantic Cruises

9

Gay & Lesbian Cruises

6

First-Time Cruisers

6

Cruises for the Disabled

5

30 Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Western Caribbean from New Orleans


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asdfghjkl55

1 Review Written

Not really great for family..

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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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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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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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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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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


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albeachrealtor

5 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Just about perfect

My husband and I took our fist trip alone with out our son (who is nearly 3) in February. We went for the 2 bedroom penthouse suite and were glad we did just because it was nice to have 2 bathrooms, the more ...
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Sail Date February 2014


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caribdiver

11 Reviews Written

NCL Jewel: A Good Value

1. Background: we are late-fifties, with 30 cruises on many cruise lines and 11 cruises on NCL. 2. Review: Overall a good value based on low price, great itinerary, decent service, decent food, decent ...
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Sail Date February 2014


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kmes1955

1 Review Written

Very Disappointed!!

Having cruised on Carnival and Royal Caribbean in the past, we thought we would give Norwegian a try. We booked a seven night cruise out of New Orleans in a "mini suite". They should put the word "mini" in capital ...
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Sail Date February 2014


faders avatar

faders

3 Reviews Written

Two thumbs up for ncl

First things first, this was our first ncl cruise and the first time in new orleans. Also, there were 4 in our group all over 50 years of age. We have been loyal to royal in the past so we were a bit nervous of what ...
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Sail Date February 2014


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smithton1953

1 Review Written

Dining Experience Much Less Than Expected

Bottom line: The dinner dining experience in both of the two main dining rooms was the worst we have had on any cruise. This was our eighth cruise, our second on Norwegian. Our first cruise several years ago on ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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sadou

2 Reviews Written

You get what you paid for

We left New Orleans on Feb 2nd 2014 in the total fog. We did enjoy the city as it gave it a mysterious ambiance especially when you think about the cemetaries and legends that are vehiculed about it. Embarkation ...
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Sail Date February 2014


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rsavage7

1 Review Written

Mediocre Food, Hit and Miss Service, Smallest Bathrooms at sea.

This was our sixth cruise but our first on Norwegian. We were excited to try out this cruise line as all of our other experiences had been on Carnival. Boarding the ship was relatively smooth and much like ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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spillz

1 Review Written

We had a wonderful time!

We are a family of four from Saskatchewan Canada. Kids ages are 2 weeks shy of 3 years old (we'll get into this issue later) and 5 1/2. We sailed on the January 5th sailing of the Norwegian Jewel. -Embarkation was ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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Itraveldou

1 Review Written

Ok, but won't sail with NCL again

Our family has sailed three times, two with Carnival and this one. Therefore, we can only compare to Carnival, but here is what we discovered. Getting on and off the Jewell was very easy, but that could be due to a ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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woocruiser3

3 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

A sloppy 2nd to DCL!

NCL vs. DCL vs. RCCL There's a big difference between the D and the N! For comparisons sake we'll toss in the comparison the RCCL too! We are die hard DCL fans having sailed DCL five times including a 14-night ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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aubrey.tycer@gmail.com

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Cruise

Just returned home from seven days on the NCL Jewel. Have been on one other Carnaval cruise. In short, out experience on this cruise was wonderful. Service was great. Someone to help you anytime for whatever you ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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anacruise

1 Review Written

Better then expected!

We went on the NCL Jewel and my family was really pleased. We booked the ocean view. So when I came inside, our cabin came with a free wine bottle! Later that day, a worker knocked the door and gave us free ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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ampfadvisor

1 Review Written

Great time. Exceeded our expectations.

This was our first cruise on Norwegian, and we were pleasantly surprised. From our check-in, to embarkation, to retuning back to New Orleans, everything was great. We travelled in what NCL calls a mini-suite, and it ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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xriva

9 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Almost Christmas on the Jewel

My wife and I are usually cruising over Christmas, but my Mom asked us to be home this year, so we moved our cruise up a week. This was our fifth holiday cruise and sixth cruise on Norwegian. The Jewel was our ...
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Sail Date December 2006


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!cocruising!

9 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Silver Cruise! 11/17/2013

My husband and I did this for our 25th wedding anniversary. We had booked a long time ago and by the time cruise came around price had dropped and they bumped us from our BA balcony to a Mini suite. Cabin might have ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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!cocruising!

9 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Silver Cruise! 11/17/2013

My husband and I did this for our 25th wedding anniversary. We had booked a long time ago and by the time cruise came around price had dropped and they bumped us from our BA balcony to a Mini suite. Cabin might have ...
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Sail Date November 2013


webrose98 avatar

webrose98

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First Cruise Great Experience

This was my and my college aged sons first cruise. After reading many reviews I was somewhat nervous as what to expect and experience. Let me say we had a wonderful week and will be returning on another Norwegian ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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caribdiver

11 Reviews Written

Dec 1 and Dec 8 Back to Back Cruises

First some background (for perspective): We are late-50's, semi-retired, frequent cruisers. We have cruise on many different cruise lines and this was our 8th and 9th cruises on NCL.Here is the Good, the Bad, the ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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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