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New York (Manhattan) to the Eastern Caribbean Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews
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second worst cruise in a total of 53
"my husband and myself booked a suite on deck 11 for this cruise.everything from day one was unsatisfactory. our room safe would not function the coffee maker was broken, when it was replaced we were given another..."Read More
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holly lodge

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second worst cruise in a total of 53

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - Eastern

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holly lodge

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

my husband and myself booked a suite on deck 11 for this cruise.everything from day one was unsatisfactory. our room safe would not function the coffee maker was broken, when it was replaced we were given another machine still containing the dregs of someone elses coffee!!!the overall look of the ship is rather jaded carpets in the public areas were torn and frayed carpets in our companions state ...
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Sail Date: February 2013

Departure Port: Riga

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony

2 Helpful Votes


12 Fabulous Days on the Jewel

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - Eastern

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scaaty

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

About us, DH is 74 and I'm 61. This was my 6th and DH's 5th cruise with NCL. We were in a SF suite, 10666. This was one of our fastest embarkations ever! We arrived at the pier just before noon and were sitting in Cagney's by 12:15! Yes we had the VIP line, but all lines were very short and moving right along! Our waitress was Lili and she and Carl (also a she, not he) became our favorites in ...
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Sail Date: February 2013

Departure Port: Riga

Cabin Type: Penthouse with Large Balcony

2 Helpful Votes


Not One of the Better Cruises We have Been On!

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - Eastern

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eric080

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Do not know where to start but we found everything but the entertainment terrible! The free style dinning let us every night with poor service; long waits before coffee and dessert. We felt that the staff already knew they were getting paid so why bother? We were not giving the opportunity to not tip them as this is automatically placed on your account each day. The population was ...
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Sail Date: February 2013

Departure Port: Riga

Cabin Type: Family Balcony


A Wonderful Trip for First time Cruising on Norwegian..

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Marty L

10+ Cruises

We were scheduled on the Norwegian Jewel Jan 20th to Feb 1st out of NYC. Because of winter weather, we decided to spend the weekend in the city, and not worry about the potential problem. We had a car service take us from New Jersey, on Friday, to the city, and then a car service to ship on Sunday, around 12:30pm. We were in an owners suite so getting on the ship was quick. We were escorted to ...
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Sail Date: January 2013

Departure Port: Riga

Cabin Type: Owner's Suite with Large Balcony

10 Helpful Votes


Sail Like a Norwegian? Nei takk (No thanks)

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - Eastern

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ZoltanNYC

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

"Location, location, location" was the inexorable lure for us to cruise on the Norwegian Jewel in late January. The idea of taking a taxi to embark only a few blocks from our Manhattan apartment, avoiding the hellish airport, and winding up on gorgeous Caribbean beaches was more than we could resist. Furthermore, Norwegian's promotion of "freestyle" cruising seemed attractive enough. We imagined ...
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Sail Date: January 2013

Departure Port: Riga

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


The Jewel Still Sparkles

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Dolphins

10+ Cruises

We arrived at the NY Terminal around noon and the embarkation was prompt and smooth. We were greeted by a friendly familiar face Concierge John D'Souza/India. We were delighted to sail once again with one of our favorite NCL Hotel Directors Hugo/Belgium. He runs a happy ship and we knew we were in good hands. After an excellent lunch, we went to our cabin which had been excellently prepared by ...
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Sail Date: January 2013

Departure Port: Riga

Cabin Type: Aft-Facing Mini-Suite with Balcony

2 Helpful Votes


First cruise was on the Jewel

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nini1922

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

My first cruise ever was on the Jewel in 2011. I have to say that after the cruise my husband and I were hooked. Every year since we have booked a cruise. We were hesitant in booking this cruise, as we had read some negative comments prior to. You really have to be a debbie downer to not enjoy this cruise. No major complaints, the ship was clean, the staff went above and beyond to make ...
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Sail Date: May 2011

Departure Port: Riga

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


NCL is slipping

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - Eastern

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dvrail

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

This 12 daycruise to the Caribbean was just a way to get away from thewinter weather of the northeast. We are experience cruisers with some 35 cruises prior to this one with Cunard, Holland America and Celebrity and several with NCL. Since NCL was the only line with cruises out of downtown Manhattan we relectantly schose them for our winter get away. Unfortunately, the manhattan Cruise Terminal ...
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Sail Date: January 2013

Departure Port: Riga

Cabin Type: Family Balcony

1 Helpful Vote


First cruise with NCL definitely not the last!!!

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - Eastern

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Joelowe2

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

Sailed on my first cruise with my brother (his first cruise too) as guests of Caesars' Entertainment. Embarkation was fast and painless thanks to VIP check-in for casino guests. As someone else noted, we were the second group to board the ship which was terrific! Vicki and her husband Howard organized and hosted a meet and greet which was a wonderful way to meet a few fellow passengers. It ...
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Sail Date: February 2012

Departure Port: Riga

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


Prefer Disney cruise over NCL Jewel

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - Eastern

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happynewyorker

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Our adventure started on Saturday, February 18, 2012. They say you can board at 11am, but the problem is that you still have people coming off the ship at that time. We (myself and Daughter 8 years old) met my parents (they paid for the trip). You go to pier 88 on top and as you walk inside they have people taking your suite cases. Then you go through a maze of lines. Since we were were in ...
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Sail Date: February 2012

Departure Port: Riga

Cabin Type: Owner's Suite with Large Balcony

Traveled with children


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