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New Orleans to the Western Caribbean Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Jewel
Western Caribbean
New Orleans

Traveler rating

Excellent

54

Very Good

26

Average

9

Poor

8

Terrible

4

Cruise type

102 New Orleans to the Western Caribbean 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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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


TinainGA avatar

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


Magus35 avatar

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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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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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


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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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lv2cruise 4

1 Review Written

First Norwegian cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2014


KIMSDAD avatar

KIMSDAD

1 Review Written

WHAT SHIP WERE THEY ON ????

I realize that every one has a different opinion as to where or not food is good, entertainment is good, the staff is friendly, the pool area is too crowded or the ship is in poor condition BUT when I read some of ...
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Sail Date February 2014


Blue mtn lady avatar

Blue mtn lady

1 Review Written

Best Cruise Yet (only been on 3 but its top)

My husband and I left out of New Orleans aboard the Jewel for Cozumel, Belize City, Roatan and Costa Maya (Mahahual Mex.). We almost didn't make it thanks to the never ending snow storms this year. It was an ...
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Sail Date February 2014


spdland avatar

spdland

1 Review Written

All in All I would highly recommend NCL for any cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2014


LegisLady avatar

LegisLady

1 Review Written

Fun, fun, fun on our first cruise!

This was our first cruise ever and we had a great time! I understand from seasoned travelers that the dreadful lines at embarkation were unusual, due to the Mardi Gras traffic/parades/crowds, so I'll not comment ...
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Sail Date March 2014


Mrs L avatar

Mrs L

1 Review Written

Nice Experience, Wonderful Itinerary

We sailed on the Jewel the week of 2/23/14. This was our first cruise on Norwegian. Overall, we had a great experience. There is a lot to say but I'm going to organize my feedback by category for simplicity. ...
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Sail Date February 2014


GetReal2 avatar

GetReal2

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Thumbs Up to NCL Jewel

The wife and I are in our early 50's and reside in the New Orleans metro area. We have taken two previous cruises with HAL to Alaska. This was our first time cruising out of New Orleans, and with NCL. We were ...
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Sail Date February 2014


kmes1955 avatar

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


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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