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New Orleans to the Western 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


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


First TIme Cruisers - can't wait to get back

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KansasEMT

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

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 snobby people. I was a little hesitant about cruising. Here's my list of fears: 1. If I don't like a land vacation, I just get in the car and go home. Can't do that on a cruise. 2. ...
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Sail Date: March 2014


Two thumbs up!

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - Western

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dreamchaser99

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

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 worth it. The service on the ship was the best I've experienced in the industry thus far after 10 cruises on four different cruise lines. The NCL officers, staff, and crew were warm, ...
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Sail Date: March 2014

Traveled with children


First Norwegian cruise

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lv2cruise 4

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

I wanted to visit the Western Caribbean and saw where the Jewel sailed from New Orleans. Unfortunately, I was not familiar with the "freestyle" cruising as this was my first Norwegian cruise. The Jewel is a very pretty ship, but even though it is a smaller ship, it was still hard to locate some places you wanted to visit. Some of the staff were very helpful while others could care less if they ...
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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


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


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