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New Orleans to the Western Caribbean Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Jewel
Western Caribbean
New Orleans

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Very Good

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Average

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Poor

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Terrible

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54 New Orleans to the Western Caribbean Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews


croozergrl avatar

croozergrl

3 Reviews Written

First cruise with Norwegian and hopefully not the last!

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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


KansasEMT avatar

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


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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


richardhenry111 avatar

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


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


lv2cruise 4 avatar

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


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


CajunLadie44 avatar

CajunLadie44

3 Reviews Written

Laid Back Beauty

We headed out in February for a beautiful cruise on the Jewel for 7 relaxing days. Beyond a shadow of a doubt we were treated with some of the BEST service from the staff on this cruise. The food was outstanding! ...
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Sail Date February 2014


comet6270 avatar

comet6270

2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruisers: Beautiful Anniversary Week

We chose this vacation as a 35th wedding anniversary special celebration. It was just the two of us and we booked a mini suite w/balcony on Deck 11, aft-facing. We loved it. One of the nicest parts of our week was ...
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Sail Date February 2014


crmc avatar

crmc

2 Reviews Written

Lots to like

We sailed the Jewel the week after our first Carnival cruise on the Elation. Our only other Norwegian experience was an Alaskan cruise at least 10 years ago. We've also been on Royal Caribbean several times in ...
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Sail Date January 2014


Pocket1 avatar

Pocket1

2 Reviews Written

Best Cruise Ever!!!! - NCL Jewel

This was our second time cruising with NCL and our third cruise and so far this was the best. From the service to the entertainment - we enjoyed every aspect of this cruise. The food in the main dining rooms and ...
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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


positivecruiser avatar

positivecruiser

2 Reviews Written

January get away

This was my 10th cruise, the first with Norwegian. It was a very good trip in my opinion. The cabin was 9626 and we had a great steward but she was about to go home on vacation and returning to a different ship. The ...
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Sail Date January 2013


Tigerman67 avatar

Tigerman67

2 Reviews Written

A pleasent cruise through the Western Caribbean

I really enjoyed this relaxing cruise that had some fun stops. Itinerary, which was New Orleans, at sea, Cozumel, Belize, Roatan, Costa Maya, at sea, New Orleans. Just the right mix of sea days for relaxing and ...
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Sail Date January 2014


cod avatar

cod

6 Reviews Written

Magnifico!!

We had a wonderful time. NCL keeps getting better and better in our opinion. This was our first Jewel (class) cruise. If I were 'forced' to complain, complaints would be minor. We are pretty 'normal', 'average' ...
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Sail Date January 2014


KEB59 avatar

KEB59

1 Review Written

NCL Jewel Cruise is a GEM!

This ship and crew provided us with an OUTSTANDING cruise to the Western Caribbean during late January '14. As a result, we've already started planning our next getaway with NCL! Our aft balcony cabin on deck 10 ...
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Sail Date January 2014


tawcat avatar

tawcat

12 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Totally Awesome

Not going to dwell on the common stuff. We have sailed out of New Orleans many times on different lines, as well as NCL. This cruise they seemed to have it together. Embarkation and disembarkation was a snap. ...
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Sail Date January 2014


karenmjones75 avatar

karenmjones75

1 Review Written

Honeymoon and First Cruise Ever

This was the best vacation/cruise I have ever experienced. I was very nervous at first having never cruised before. Didn't know what to expect or if I would even enjoy it for that matter. We traveled with 6 other ...
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Sail Date January 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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