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Norwegian Jewel Group and Theme Cruises Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Jewel
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32 Norwegian Jewel Group and Theme Cruises Cruise Reviews

harvestor avatar


1 Review Written

re far east experience


Good food staff very attentive & friendly and well trained on the boat Let down by shore excursion fiasco! Also the embarkation person to allocate our cabin forgot his glasses & logged us into the wrong ...
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Sail Date January 2019

wdnolasco avatar


2 Reviews Written

Australia to Singapore

We are cruising for several years now with Norwegian and we are pleased with their service and free style cruise is what we liked most. My wife have never been to Australia, Indonesia and Singapore so I decided to ...
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Sail Date February 2019

cruisingrps avatar


1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

You can't beat the Norwegian Jewel cruise from Vancouver to Hawaii!

First time to Vancouver, on Norwegian, and to Hawaii for our 25th wedding anniversary. I highly recommend this cruise and itinerary; It was a grand slam for those following October baseball right now. Embarkation a ...
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Sail Date October 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

Dancinbear9 avatar


1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

The food was sub par

We chose this ship because of previous Norwegian cruise line experience and that it was leaving out of Seattle. However, we felt the Jewel fell short in the dining experience. The food at the Buffet and the dessert ...
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Sail Date May 2017

Rocketman000 avatar


4 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

I have NO complaints and LOTS of compliments

Just came off the Vancouver/Alaska/Seattle , 8 days cruise. The staff were ALL very friendly, and the ship was very comfortable and clean. We enjoyed all the shows, and the entertainment ( except the comedian ) he ...
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Sail Date May 2017

parden58 avatar


1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Everyone on board were coughing thier lungs out by the time we landed at Seattle

We have sailed NCL before (not the Jewell) and they were decent trips, but this old piece of scrap metal built in aug 2005 is in very poor condition, all the floors need to be change, the stateroom carpets are ...
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Sail Date May 2017

presporak avatar


2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes


Partly because of price but not significance difference. Organization of boarding procedure in Miami - extremely poor - substandard. Service and employees - very good. Excursion vere very poorly organized ...
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Sail Date January 2017

JRC2523 avatar


1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal Cruise 6-20 Jan 2017

My wife and I had never been to the Panama Canal and some of the other ports. This was a bucket list trip. We went with a group of 54. Norwegian's subcontractor for port transfers SMS Shore Operations did a ...
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Sail Date January 2017

Cruzerx2 avatar


1 Review Written

Norwegian Cruise Line :-(

My husband and I recently cruised to Alaska with some best friends who were first time cruisers as well as 40 plus others. Prior to leaving one of the items we discussed was what great service and food we had on ...
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Sail Date June 2013

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1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Don't think you are going to write home about the food....

This was the second cruise I have been on... and I really DON'T think I will do another.... bottom line very expensive, food is MARGINAL (and yes we paid the "better dinning package" and the Drink package ) ...
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Sail Date September 2016

abs2009 avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Questionable Charges

Left LA round trip Mexico (a cruise that we've done 24 times prior) with stops in Cabo, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta. I enjoy this itinerary because it is relaxing and after traveling there so many times, I know ...
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Sail Date December 2015

JCoughlin avatar


1 Review Written

Mexican Riviera

My Wife and I departed for our cruise on the Norwegian Jewel on 10/11, returning on 10/18 to the Mexican Rivera. We had initially paid over $1,800 for the (2) of us, and found that tickets were going for $350pp 2 ...
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Sail Date October 2015

Moet818 avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Love U sSome Norwegian!

Norwegian Jewel was our first cruise. From the very start the staff was very friendly and courteous. Our porter for the 7 day cruise was Emerson. He was Awesome! He was always smiling and willing to help us in any ...
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Sail Date October 2015

OceanDreaming2 avatar


9 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

10 Wonderful Days on the Jewel

My husband and I are avid cruisers. We have been on Princess, Carnival, Celebrity and Norwegian. This 10 day Alaska adventure was our 23rd NCL cruise. It was our 4th Alaska cruise on NCL but it was the first time ...
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Sail Date September 2015

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Cruiser 10

1 Review Written

Some Things Better, Some Not

Having sailed on Princess, Celebrity and Holland America this cruise line was not all bad. The staff from Officers to Room Stewards were very friendly and always said hello. Our Room Steward introduced himself and ...
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Sail Date August 2015

MytoyaNcalifornia avatar


2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Loving NCL !!!

My husband and I have been on 12 cruises but February 2015 we took our first NCL cruise out or Houston on the Norwegian Jewel. We had an amazing time. Everything was so organized. They got us on and off the ship in ...
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Sail Date February 2015

GildaK avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Our First Cruise

This was the first cruise my husband and I have ever taken. The cruise was arranged through Country Family Reunion and Larry's Country Diner and therefore they chose the cruise line. I had read numerous reviews of ...
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Sail Date July 2014

albeachrealtor avatar


5 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Just about perfect

My husband and I took our fist trip alone with out our son (who is nearly 3) in February. We went for the 2 bedroom penthouse suite and were glad we did just because it was nice to have 2 bathrooms, the more ...
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Sail Date February 2014

positivecruiser avatar


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

philamike avatar


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

gapotter avatar


1 Review Written

NCL Jewel did not sparkle for us!

We've sailed on Holland America, Princess, and Celebrity before so we were looking forward to our first NCL cruise aboard the Jewel. The New Orleans Cruise Port is adjacent to the old Riverwalk and Convention ...
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Sail Date October 2013

TriKnight avatar


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

abby1340 avatar


1 Review Written

Jewel to AK June 2013

Ship: Despite being an older ship, the Jewel is gorgeous. Everything I came across was in working order. They layout was easy to navigate with plenty of activities to keep busy and places to walk and explore. ...
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Sail Date June 2013

twosonsatpsu avatar


1 Review Written

Senior Church Group outing

We joined a group of 42 others on this cruise. We travelled to NYC by tour bus, and were directed to a parking space outside the Terminal. Our luggage was removed from under the bus, and we were informed that the ...
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Sail Date January 2013

Norwegian Jewel Ratings

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