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Norwegian Jewel Fitness Cruises Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Jewel
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39 Norwegian Jewel Fitness Cruises Cruise Reviews

Playboy2you2005 avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing cruise line and passengers with excellent learning opportunities


Ship is just renovated cabin with larger shower area. Cabin is always clean! Thanks to our cabin service. Always love flexibility diner restaurants timing with so excellent services they gave to us. Entertaining ...
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Sail Date November 2018

Krishnarsr avatar


1 Review Written

Good cruise experience

NCL surely had the best entertainment on board. Thats the best part of the cruise other than of course the shore excursions which we have to book at additional cost (so not really part of cruise experience). However ...
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Sail Date July 2018

CelesW avatar


2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Very nice cruise

We went to Alaska on the Jewel. I was so impressed with how well the ship was maintained and kept clean. The staff was so nice and friendly. The officers and crew were awesome. We had the pleasure to meet the ...
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Sail Date July 2017

allisonbb avatar


1 Review Written


We choose this cruise for all the family members to get together which there were all ages. We all had a great time. The Crew was amazing. I was amazed on how helpful they were in addition to the Crew who was in ...
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Sail Date June 2017

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1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

NCL Mexican Riviera Cruise

Our dining experiences were all good and satisfactory from breakfast to dinner. We tried different restaurants and they were all excellent in food and services. All the waiters and attendants gave excellent ...
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Sail Date April 2017

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Mike D.

14 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Another very good Mexican Riviera Cruise on the Jewel

This is our third time with NCL on the Mexican Riviera. Our second cruise on the Jewel. The Jewel was refurbished since the last time we were on it although I don't remember any significant differences from ...
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Sail Date April 2017

trwmichelle avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Overall Experience

I wanted to see the Panama Canal and surrounding countries. This was my retirement present. This was a great price, and the idea of a 14 day cruise sounded wonderful. It did not disappoint. Getting to see the panama ...
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Sail Date February 2017

kauai2 avatar


7 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise, Very Few Issues

We booked two weeks before sailing and got an enclosed balcony cabin for the first time - we loved it! Ultra quiet and quite roomy. Storage space was limited, but okay for a 7 (or 10) day cruise. Our flight was ...
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Sail Date November 2016

debranear avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Enjoyable Time

This is an average cruise ship with small rooms. (Read my room review) The food was decent and complimentary Juices, lemonade and water when dining. They confiscate your wine at check in (San Pedro) as they have NO ...
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Sail Date October 2016

Kevano avatar


1 Review Written

7 Days to Puerto Vallarta

This sailing was my second cruise. I went with a friend from college, and we were both excited to see Mexico. Overall, I was generally pleased with the sailing, and the way that Norwegian handled some hiccups along ...
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Sail Date October 2016

Starsmitten avatar


1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

It would have been well worth it but for the accounting error.

I had always wanted to do the Alaska cruise and so we decided to go with NCL. This was a 7 night cruise starting from and terminating at Seattle. The embarkation was pretty smooth and the ship was sparkling, it ...
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Sail Date July 2016

ibcasper avatar


9 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Nice Ship, Well Managed

Ship was extremely well managed. Staff were friendly and helpful. Food was better than the average. Evening shows were mixed. Some very good shows and some were not so good. Ports visited were not as good as what we ...
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Sail Date February 2016

LUCKY555 avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

To Mexico in December

I try to take 2 cruise every year This was our second for 2015 on Norwegian Jewel The first one was on Princess The embarkation process was one of the fastest By 11:30 we were on board The food was ...
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Sail Date November 2015

cabushell avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Alaska 8/29/2015; Average!

This is my 4th cruise and 4th cruise line. It was my first time with NCL. We headed out on Aug 29th, 2015 doing the inside passage of Alaska on the Norwegian Jewel. The ship was very average in every way. The ...
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Sail Date August 2015

mdmcghie avatar


1 Review Written

Fully Satisfied First-Time Cruiser

I just returned from a 7-night cruise on the Norwegian Jewel with three ports of call: Cozumel, Belize, and Roatan. I traveled with my wife and her parents, siblings, and their spouses, staying in a block of rooms ...
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Sail Date February 2015

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1 Review Written

Norwegian Jewel Food Is TERRIBLE

If you like food, even a little bit, I advise against travelling on the Norwegian Jewel (and by extension, the entire Norewegian line). The food is terrible (buffet and complimentary restaurants). Many people are ...
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Sail Date June 2014

Moedeknox avatar


1 Review Written

Great trip with friends thru Panama Canal

Originally I was worried about the number of sea days debut b/c we were with friends we spent the afternoon playing cards on those days. The steward we had was excellent in taking care of our cabin. The gym could ...
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Sail Date April 2014

CajunLadie44 avatar


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

Mrdoak avatar


1 Review Written

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Nice Ship. Fantastic Crew!

This is my fourth cruise, third carrier. 50 year old couple/empty nesters. The NCL Jewel was a nice ship. Clean, tidy and well organized. Staff ratio was good , overall size of the ship and layout and flow worked. ...
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Sail Date December 2013

bluechip508 avatar


1 Review Written


NORWEGIAN JEWEL  ALASKA CRUISE  July 20-27, 2013 Just returned from a 7 day Sawyer Glacier cruise to Alaska on the Norwegian Jewel. I was traveling with 2 friends. This was one of the best cruises I have taken, ...
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Sail Date July 2013

maddogbeast avatar


2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

12 days with great CC group

Although the Gem is still my favorite the Jewel gives it stiff competition. We had sailed on the Jewel in the past and found the ship to be in great shape. We arrived at the pier around 3:00 so there was no line, ...
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Sail Date January 2013

bobsynth avatar


5 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

The price was right

This was my 13th cruise but my first time on NCL. I found the Jewel to be gaudy and not up to the aesthetics of other ships I had sailed. I also found it to be crowded. I attribute this to Norwegian's free style ...
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Sail Date January 2013

Dolphins avatar


16 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

The Jewel Still Sparkles

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2013



1 Review Written

I want a do-over --- but I wouldn't change a thing

We wanted to cruise Alaska. Shopped all sorts of options and decided to try Norwegian. Loved every single step of the way. Arrived in Seattle a day ahead. Didn't want to chance an airline gaffe. Morning of the ...
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Sail Date August 2012

Cruiseman616 avatar


3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Second Time on the Jewel

Embarkation: Arrived to the Pier 66 cruise terminal via taxi at around 11:15. After a very speedy and friendly boarding process, I was on the ship before noon. Customer service at the check in counter was very ...
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Sail Date July 2012

Norwegian Jewel Ratings

Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation4.03.9
Value For Money4.03.8
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