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Mexican Riviera Norwegian Jewel Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Jewel
Mexican Riviera
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222 Mexican Riviera Norwegian Jewel Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews


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msCaveCreek

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Glad we went, but not up to par

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The cruise on the Norwegian Jewel wasn't bad, but I have had better cruise experiences on other cruise line's ships. Second time cruising with Norwegian and have found that their food is mediocre in every venue, ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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football99mom

1 Review Written

First Cruise! We are hooked.

My husband, two teen boys (ages 16 and 13), and my mother booked two rooms (connecting mid-ship mini suites) on the Norwegian Jewel during the kids' spring break. We wanted to drive to the port, so we chose a ship ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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arizonaperson

14 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

NCL Virgin

NCL Jewel-April 23-30, 2017 Sunday to Sunday itinerary (San Pedro, CA-Sea day-Sea day-Puerto Vallarta-Mazatlan- Cabo-Sea day) This was my first NCL cruise. Flew into LAX on day of cruise a Sunday. 30 ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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js-g

3 Reviews Written

62 Helpful Votes

Mexican Riviera - LOVED the Jewel!!

We flew into LAX from Edinburgh the day before the cruise. We stayed at the Crown Plaza in San Pedro the night before the cruise. The hotel was fine for a night but would not want to base myself there if spending ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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jeeptrick

1 Review Written

Mexican Cruise was a Jewel

This was our third cruise, We have been choosing different cruise lines to compare whiich is best for us. The Royal Carib and Princess were first. We rated this vacation as 5/5. We liked the ship, the food, the ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Carts

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Nice ship but too much hustling

Having traveled on Celebrity Cruises for our first cruise last September, we thought we'd try Norwegian. Our expectations were only partially met and the shore excursion to Puerta Vallarta was a scam. We had a ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Sun Lover 48

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

My First Norwegian Cruise

Norwegian's " freestyle" cruising is in our opinion the best way to enjoy the Mexican Riviera. You don't have to plan your time around structured dining times. Eat when you want, where you want and enjoy their non ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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CorazonSarne

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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kab66

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First cruise

Background information This was my first cruise and spent hours reading and agonizing my choice I booked then found web site after web site reviews. I will say one thing don't go on a review alone as ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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M.velasquez6

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise to Date and Worse Customer Service!!!

This cruise was for a family reunion trip and was chosen by the whole group. We chose to sail out of California because this way the family could save on airline expenses. The ship at first glance was nice, but ...
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Sail Date March 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


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sunlover1060

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Happy Birthday, Granddaughter's First Cruise

We booked this cruise way in advance to celebrate our granddaughters (GD) 11th birthday. We flew to LAX on the morning of embarkation as we are only a two hour flight away. From LAX we boarded the NCL transfer ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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bjsalveter

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

GREAT AS USUAL!

This was our 6th cruise with Norwegian. The Jewel is our favorite ship. Everything accessible and has an open lay-out. There are 2 pools to accommodate everyone. But no matter which ship or which destination, the ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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brennan656

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Mexican Riviera Freestyle

After numerous Caribbean cruises my wife and I decided to try a cruise on the Mexican Riviera. I am happy to report we loved the Jewel and all of the ports. I will say that we had perfect weather all week, ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Reno22

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Time on Norwegian

Having sailed on Royal Caribbean for 32 cruises it was time to try something new. Truth be said my girlfriend & I had a great experience on the Norwegian Jewel. The staff, food, entertainment, stateroom were quite ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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FrequentAZCruiser

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

"I was amazed"

I had purchased two Cruise Rewards on a prior Norwegian cruise and I had to use them before they expired. Well I was amazed that this cruise line had really changed a lot. I had a few issues on my prior cruise ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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New cruiser8

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Our first cruise and it exceeded our expectations

We selected this cruise because it was part of a tour package that peaked our interest. We started our vacation with a two night stay in Las Vegas.We then traveled via a tour bus through Death Valley to Los Angeles. ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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bearriver123

1 Review Written

Mexico Cruise

I chose this cruise because i wanted to go to Mexico and you were one of 3 cruise lines that went there. I was very very very very disappointed. I thought the entertainment at best was average. Not one performer ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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chinamantd

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Mexican Riviera April 9-16, 2017

Ease of access to POLA and we really like NCL. Had a great beverage and 3 specialty dining package that was included in our fare. Food was really good and the entertainment was great!! We ate the Le Bistro, ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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chessking1193

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Is the first time always the best?

I wasn't sure what to expect, but the actual experience was better than I could have imagined. The ship, The Norwegen Jewel, is a beautiful vessel. It has 13 levels but passengers only have access to the ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Marco59

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise on NCL Thus Far

We were in Cabin 11531 Class MB Mini Suite right below the pool area. Worst location ever, constant running children and noise that we could barely tolerate. NCL even had the gall to tell we were upgraded to a ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Sueclutton

3 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

We chose this cruise because we liked the itinerary and wanted to try NCL, having cruised with Royal Caribbean and Celebrity and loved it, we thought we should try a different cruise line to compare. Overall we felt ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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wlpphd

3 Reviews Written

A Nice Ship

We chose this cruise line because it left from our local cruise port in San Pedro Ca. Very few cruise lines now leave from California in the Los Angeles area. The itinerary is one we have done before. It is nice but ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Cruiseman559

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very mixed reviews!

My wife and I have been on numerous cruises (4th with Norwegian) I must say that I was very disappointed in this one. Embarkation too a LONG time. There were very long lines and they didn't have enough people to ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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norcalnick

6 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

Mexican Riviera 4/2 - 4/9

This was our second tour of duty on the Jewel, first time was on an Alaskan cruise in July 2016. I like the Jewel as it's easy to navigate and doesn't have endless corridors like those mega ships. Embarkation ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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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