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Norwegian Jewel Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Jewel
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

240

Very Good

160

Average

84

Poor

70

Terrible

31

Cruise type

Family Cruises

587

Senior Cruises

197

Romantic Cruises

183

First-Time Cruisers

141

Repositioning Cruises

87

587 Norwegian Jewel Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


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qqq266

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Just Average Overall

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Sydney (Pre-Cruise) We landed early in the morning and were in the arrival hall in under an hour. We collected a pocket WiFi that was reserved through Klook and purchased Opal cards from the WH Smith store for ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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helena and paul

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

FANTASTIC - South Pacific Island Hopper - 10 Ports of Call !

I have been cruising since I was a kid because my Mom loved crusing - so she started us off young! I took my son on his first cruise when he was 5 - and he said it was better than Disneyland! I must concur. This ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Murchmom

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary not such great port locations

My dream was to go to bora bora and with this itinerary I could see it plus other French Polynesia islands We started in Honolulu and the embarkation was the best I have ever done , fast and easy. Then we got ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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DavidKumpula

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Our Last "Big Ship" Cruise

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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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


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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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Biscoco

2 Reviews Written

Destination Great - Issues need attention

Alaska is always a great destination, even when it was cold and rainy. But my concern is that the food on NCL seems to have gone downhill rapidly since our last cruise on the Jade last September. It was bland. ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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ckhima

1 Review Written

Perfect cruise to Alaska

Norwegian cruise was a smooth sail for us all. The checkin/checkout process was very well organized compared to any other cruise we have done so far. The range of restaurants and variety of food this ship offered ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Maeshel

4 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Jewel A big disappointment.

We chose this cruise as a family cruise. My self, wife , son, 2 grandkids and my 92 tear old mother. Cabin: Our cabin was 9545 and is the worst cabin by far that I have had on any cruise. Your could here the ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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handanege61

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointment

We chose this ship because my husband and my daughters did the same trip six years ago. They were very happy about the trip. There was nothing similar. I want to start with airport to cruise ship transfer. We ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Henricooper

1 Review Written

First time cruiser

We choose this cruise to see as much of Alaska on our vacation week as possible. This northbound cruise was in each port the longest amount of time that gave us a relaxed vacation. Our daughter took this ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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buckeyetricia

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruisers - Good Experience on NCL Jewel/Haven

Unplugged, family time together, wanted to explore Alaska with the hopes of returning on our own in future. Wonderful first cruise experience. Excursions were all booked through NCL - whale watching, Mendenhall ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Alys22

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Time to switch to a new cruise line.

It's always been on our bucket list to check out Alaska. Our three previous cruises had been on NCL to the Carribean, Transatlantic, and Mediterranean, so we booked this one with NCL a year in advance. Embarkation ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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plainsstormchaser

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruise on Budget

Generally, overall, it was a very good experience. At the embarkation dock (after getting off the bus from Anchorage), we chose to keep our bags with us and took them to our cabins ourselves. There were no ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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pbenjamin

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Best. Vacation. Ever.

There were 8 people in our family group, 6 adults and two children aged 8 and 12. Previous cruise experience ranged from none to 4 cruises. None of us had been on Norwegian or the Jewel. We had 4 cabins: 11012 ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Coprolite

5 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

An Awesome Alaskan Adventure

Alaska was on our "bucket list" so we started out with a 6 day NCL Land Tour from Fairbanks, ending in Seward. That trip alone was well worth it...but on to the cruise! Embarkation from Seward was a piece of ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Hank526

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The Amazing Alaskan Cruise

We went on The N.C.L. Jewel The Cruise was from Seward, Alaska to Vancouver,British Columbia. This was a wonderful seven day Alaskan Cruise. We were located in the two bedroom family villa suite in The Haven and it ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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sergeysl

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Ok cruise but False information provided by captain and crew

we had 7 days inner passage cruise from Vancouver to Seward. It was our first cruise and we were very excited about it. We had a party of 5 people and booked two staterooms. According to our more experienced friends ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Indigofuse

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Fantastic for families with young children

We chose this cruise because of our budget, the free perks like 3rd and 4th passenger sail free, the smaller ship size, and the itinerary, specifically to see Glacier Bay and Hubbard Glacier. I highly recommend ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Allawah

8 Reviews Written

69 Helpful Votes

Onboard is way over priced.

I bought this cruise for my husbands 60th birthday to do something different as he had never been to KL, Langkawi, Penang and Phuket before. Unfortunately, it didn't leave us with too many great memories. We ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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bng73

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

A mix of good and okay

We chose this cruise based primarily on the itinerary. In summary we had a good vacation despite a few notable shortcomings with Norwegian. We found the ship to be very relaxing with a good mix of entertainment ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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herdingdogmom

6 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary and ship, but whew was it hot in Thailand and South Vietnam

We are two 50 something sisters on our first trip to Asia. The Jewel was perfect for us with many activities on board that appealed to each of us. One sister is a Vegan and we were introduced to our pre-order ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Trochetia

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Not good experience

NCL Jewel South East Asia March 2019 - 12 day cruise. We are a couple from Montreal, Canada and travelling with a 6-yr old who enjoys adventure and travel as much as we do. This is not our first cruise, but ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Bubbles13doc

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Older persons cruise 50+

We chose this cruise to coincide with school holidays as we took two of our 4 children with us aged 10 & 14. This was a bad idea as they were bored the whole trip. The kids club was mainly playing video games and ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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TheoJ

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Far to little time ashore (to do non NCL excursions)

Went on this cruise with two friends. Generally saying the ship spent far to much time navigating from one port to the other and spent ample time when it was at a location, making it not possible to make a longer ...
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Sail Date January 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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