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Alaska Norwegian Jewel Alaska Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Jewel
Alaska
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578 Alaska Norwegian Jewel Alaska Cruise Reviews


DavidKumpula avatar

DavidKumpula

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Our Last "Big Ship" Cruise

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My wife, daughter and I have cruised three times on Norwegian, twice with Royal Caribbean and once with MSC and we looked forward to this trip to the beside the shores of Alaska and BC. The cruise overall was ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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1556Belvedere

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

" Fantastic Voyage "

I chose this Cruise along with my fellow friends. ( Choir and Ukelele Groups. ) I was able to utilize my Scooter on-board and that allowed myself to enjoy every adventure and opportunity offered. I had a ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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JimD2019

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A worthwhile Alaska cruise vacation - enjoyed it immensely!

Embarkation took a long time as it seemed all 2380 passengers arrived within a 30-minute window so the queues took well over an hour to check in. Luggage arrived to our stateroom promptly though (just after we ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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EarthaLouise

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A M A Z I N G !

I was a bit worried about a "cold weather" cruise because I'd never experienced one. Surprise! The weather did not in any way interfere with our great time and wonderful experiences. We saw the Northern Lights!!! ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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GailRopp

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Awesome

Beautiful ship, well appointed. All bars had awesome staff, especially Magnums and O’Shanahons . Specialty restaurants that we picked had wonderful food. We didn’t buy and shore excursions, (too $$$$) but, ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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CC rider one

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Bucket list vacation

The cruise was the second part of my Alaska adventure . Something I have always wanted to experience. The ports and excursions were amazing , the scenery breathtaking and we saw bears ! We had a mini suite with a ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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erodrig26

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Alaskan Cruise

This was a bucket list item in that I wanted to visit Alaska (the only state I hadn't been to) and to experience the coast of Alaska. We did the land portion of our trip first and the cruise on the way back so it ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Blondiesue12

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Alaska Cruise and Land Tour

We chose this cruise for a couple reasons. First of all we sailed on the Jewel last year from Vancouver to Tokyo, and on to Singapore where it went into dry dock for a refurbishment, and we wanted to see the ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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libtrek

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Alaska Southbound 9/16 enjoyable

This was our 6th Alaska cruise, 3rd on NCL. We flew to Anchorage on Saturday for the Monday cruise. You do need to plan $100+ to get yourself to the port. We did a taxi from Seward with another couple to save $. The ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Petersonfcu

16 Reviews Written

67 Helpful Votes

Some REALLY GOOD . . . Some REALLY BAD

My wife and I cruised on the Jewel from Anchorage to Vancouver. We have now cruised 27 times, mostly on Carnival, Princess, and Norwegian (six times). I occasionally post cruise reviews here, but only when the ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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deatmark

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful Sights, Erratic Service

Chose this cruise to celebrate our 35th Anniversary and my wife's retirement. Inside Passage itinerary was on wife's bucket list. I Chose NCL because we had our honeymoon cruise with them in the Caribbean. I chose ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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bvett

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Alaska Cruise 2019

We chose a balcony stateroom and so glad that we did. We could watch the scenery and Hubbard glacier right from our room. We also watched for wildlife and took pictures from our balcony. The service, food, ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Seeleggies

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Sweet Suite for an Alaskan Cruise

We chose this cruise as the itinerary included both Glacier Bay and Hubbard Glacier and I could not recommend it more wholeheartedly, especially if you can fit the cabin we had in your budget. This was a couple's ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Leahv

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Always dreamed of this trip

Cheaper then Disneys, but we should have paid the extra money. Customer service was lacking, acted like you bothered them to ask question. Didn't get final bill until morning of disembarking, ran put of time ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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MJ Travels

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Another great Alaskan experience

Ship: The NCL Jewel did not disappoint. From start to finish this boat looked great. Never once did I see any aging on this ship at all. It was recently refurbished within the last year and is obviously maintained ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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hiker1114

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great Alaska cruise with Glacier Bay and Hubbard Glacier--AMAZING

We elected to go northbound to also do an active land portion on our own afterward. The cruise was FANTASTIC!!! Specialty dining was great (esp. Le Bistro and Cagney's). If you plan to do speciality dining make ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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namastenana

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Alaska Cruise on NCL Jewel was perfect!

Our previous cruise was on NCL and in booking a trip to Alaska, we choose it again and were not disappointed. The NCL Jewel was updated last fall and feels like a new ship. Our mini-suite was perfect with a little ...
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Sail Date September 2019


joro272 avatar

joro272

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Well exceeded my expectations!

I just wanted to take a ship to Alaska. The Jewel fit my itinerary and took me there. I had little expectations other than to go from BC to Seward. The meals were absolutely incredible, the service and staff were ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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ddmcruiser

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Bucket list item checked

We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary this year by cruising Alaska. Only been on Carnival before, can't say I was over-impressed with Norwegian but had absolutely no complaints. Totally personal preference ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Princess Mom

1 Review Written

Fantastic ship and service

Did a lot of research before choosing this cruise for me and my teenage daughter. We knew we wanted to spend a few days in the Anchorage area before cruising. This cruise started in Seward and ended in Vancouver. It ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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1962darcy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nice state room, but had some issues.

First time in many many years to cruise with NCL. The stateroom (mid-ship mini suite with balcony) was very nice. However, in our judgment, the food was not up to par with other cruiselines. For example, there ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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TBloom4

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful

This was our first cruise. We wanted to cruise Alaska and Norwegian offered us that opportunity. The staff on this ship are exceptional hosts. We felt very welcomed and pampered. Honestly we did not know what to ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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BstnCruiser

16 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

NCL: JEWEL AS A SOLO CRUISER The Pearls were (Vlad & Anna)

Embarkation was illogical- lines going upstairs, then downstairs to immigration then lines to Border patrol. Disembarkation was poorly organized in the theater for those traveling to Seward via the Alaskan ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Roxy7414

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Low Expectations and Still Disappointed

Alaska is beautiful and I recommend any one to see it. We did a land and sea (12 day) with NCL. The sights were great but we were very disappointed with the regular tardiness on due to staff of NCL. We departed late ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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WALLISJC

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Watching the glaciers calving was awesome

Very disappointed in the entertainment except for the comedian. the food was great but the buffet was a zoo. there should have been another one for that many passengers. We went to the dining room for all our meals ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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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