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Norwegian Jewel Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Jewel
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

77

Very Good

59

Average

22

Poor

17

Terrible

7

Cruise type

17 Norwegian Jewel Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews


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love to swim

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Norweign Jewel Tahiti cruise

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We chose this cruise as friends that were travelling with us had Tahiti as a bucket list. The islands that we visited were wonderful. The ship was super clean and the food was excellent.Service was poor or lacking ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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KruiserKev

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Back to Back New Zealand / Tasmania - Disappointment

The 1st cruise sailed from Sydney on Dec 1, 2018 to Dec 13, 2018. The 2nd cruise sailed from Sydney on Dec 13, 2018 to December 20, 2018. We chose these cruises because we liked the itineraries. We purchased a ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Mel2262

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Don't Bother.

From the time we lined up to get on the ship for over 2 hours we knew we were in trouble. Then they took our passports everyone was freaking out not to be returned till end of cruise. We splurged and got a mini ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Noregrebals

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not Really Worth It

I choose this cruise because it worked best for the time frame we had. I also selected it because I believe cruising in one direction in Alasaka is a better way to go. The Jewel is old and needs updates. The food is ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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colo_aragon

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Horrible food...Alaska was awesome

NCL has the poorest food quality I have seen. I think a school cafeteria has way better food. Finding the parking and the dock in Seattle is a nightmare. Park somewhere and take an Uber or Lyft to the dock. ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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hyker1

9 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Done With NCL

My husband and I are frequent cruisers, and our first cruise experiences were with NCL. We always had a great time, but felt as though they liked to "nickel and dime" passengers a bit too much with promotions. ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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mjkuehn95

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Service really does make all the difference.

This was our first trip on Norwegian and we were very excited to try a new line. We have cruised before on Carnival multiple times and always in suites. We were cruising with 9 people in two suites on the ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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davetheshave

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A Very Ordinary Time, Sadly

Let me start by stating that I am skeptical of reviews and never have reviewed before. That being said, I felt the need to rant a little about this trip. Lots of ordinary, a few bad things, but nothing exciting or ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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abs2009

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


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quachie7100

1 Review Written

Definitely not the Jewel out of many cruises with NCL

From the time we checked in to the time we were on the ship the whole time, the experience on NCL this time around has deteriorated for sure. When we first sailed with them, the whole process was great, the ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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JCoughlin

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


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kmes1955

1 Review Written

Very Disappointed!!

Having cruised on Carnival and Royal Caribbean in the past, we thought we would give Norwegian a try. We booked a seven night cruise out of New Orleans in a "mini suite". They should put the word "mini" in capital ...
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Sail Date February 2014


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chrilar

1 Review Written

NCL= Never Cruise this Line Again!!

Oh, what high hopes we had for Norwegian. We perceived it as a luxury liner, a step above the rest. Boy, were we wrong. First, the things we liked - embarkation/debarkation was very fast and efficient. This was ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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FLATLINE13

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

NCL not so Grand

Background Info: My wife and I are fifty and took this cruise out of Manhattan for our Anniversary. We are middle (maybe upper middle) class family and have traveled. We have stayed in motels/hotels/resorts/very ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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fortyniner1340

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Norwegian Jewel... a disappointing experience

Our cruise to Canada and New England aboard Norwegian Jewel was below our expectations. We had cruised on Norwegian previously to Mexico and had a good experience once we adjusted to "free-styling". We are ...
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Sail Date September 2010


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dscheffer

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Pick a different cruise line

My husband picked this trip for our 25th Wedding Anniversary, so this was suppose to be a trip of a lifetime. Before I tell the negative let me give you the positive. This was a two week trip the first week on land ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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kenandmaureen

8 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

First part of the 40 nighter was poor!

This is the third review i've been asked to do for this cruise which we booked as a 40 nighter but the cruise was back to back to back so this review is for the first 18 days Sydney to Singapore which was poor. The ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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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