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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

9

Poor

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Terrible

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26 New Orleans to the Western Caribbean Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews


ivy andev12212010 avatar

ivy andev12212010

5 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

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

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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


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


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


dreamchaser99 avatar

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


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


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


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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


smithton1953 avatar

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


orca2 avatar

orca2

1 Review Written

Pleased overall

Although we have done 14 cruises, this was our first with ncl. We found the ship to be the cleanest we have been on. The staff was the friendliest we have ever encountered. The food, however, was far below our ...
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Sail Date January 2014


rsavage7 avatar

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


positivecruiser avatar

positivecruiser

2 Reviews Written

The destinations were great

I went with a group of 130 ppl. The food has definitely changed with most of the cruise lines from what others said in the ports from the other ships. This was my 10th cruise but my first on Norwegian. The food was ...
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Sail Date January 2014


cruisinderek avatar

cruisinderek

1 Review Written

Nice Cruise but where is the WOW!!!

A little background, This is my 3rd cruise and I totally love cruising. I have been on Princess, CCL, and now NCL. We are in our late 30's and mid 40's. Like to think of myself as a very simple guy. Hotel: We got a ...
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Sail Date January 2014


woocruiser3 avatar

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


philamike avatar

philamike

10 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Swing and a miss...

This was my 23rd cruise overall, and my eighth cruise on Norwegian. I booked with the Aquafest LGBT group’s annual Halloween sailing, and our group made up almost 500 of the Jewel’s 2100 passengers. I’ve ...
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Sail Date October 2013


det810 avatar

det810

1 Review Written

Cruising on the Jewel

We've just returned from our Western Caribbean cruise on the Norwegian Jewel... here are our highlights (and lowlights!) Ship: The ship was really nice and we were happy with the amount of activities that were ...
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Sail Date December 2013


SD333 avatar

SD333

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

2013 Christmas Cruise

Our 3rd consecutive Christmas cruise, we thought we would be kicking it up a notch going from our previous cruises on the Carnival Conquest to a more $$$ trip on the the NCL Jewel. We were disappointed in finding ...
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Sail Date December 2013


Riverrat 1 avatar

Riverrat 1

2 Reviews Written

We love NCL

This was our first back to back cruise and our first Western Carib cruise but our 5th and 6th NCL cruise. We had a balcony cabin. We arrived one day early in New Orleans and stayed at Staybridge about 4 blocks from ...
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Sail Date October 2013


Wedgie Wedgie avatar

Wedgie Wedgie

1 Review Written

The Jewel Rocks!

Our Jewel sailing last week exceeded expectations in both the culinary experiences and the service throughout the ship. This was our fifth NCL sailing so we knew what to expect coming in- and the Jewel excelled! We ...
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Sail Date December 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


harrison72601 avatar

harrison72601

1 Review Written

Escaped the winter storm just in time

Overall we had a good time. The ship looked in pretty good shape, clean. The staff, for the most part, were pleasant and in good spirit. Plenty of smiles and greetings. Heard housekeeping staff singing while they ...
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Sail Date December 2013


texasreb avatar

texasreb

14 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

An improvement over earlier NCL cruise

Just completed Dec 8 cruise. A better ship and crew than in February. Which was the worst. This ship has been spruced up, but still shows its age. Yet it does present itself well. Cabin steward was not up to the ...
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Sail Date December 2013


CUontheC avatar

CUontheC

10 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Jewel November 2013

I am very new to cruising..the last time I was on a cruise was about 20 years ago and it was a Royal Caribbean ship and it was a 3 night cruise. This past week we sailed on the Jewel and I would like to tell you ...
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Sail Date November 2013


TriKnight avatar

TriKnight

4 Reviews Written

We always enjoy cruising . . .

. . . on a ship, that is! First off, I think a cruise is always the most relaxing of vacations, and have to have one every year. This was the one and only for us in 2013. However, we picked NCL only because we ...
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Sail Date October 2013


Arizona avatar

Arizona

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

After 22 Years We Were Pleasantly Surprised...

My wife and I took the Jewel on the seven night cruise out of the port of New Orleans. It has been about 22 years since we had been on NCL and we selected this cruise because of the ports of call – beaches and not ...
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Sail Date October 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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