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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to Alaska

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Jewel
Alaska
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

25

Very Good

17

Average

8

Poor

7

Terrible

3

Cruise type

Family Cruises

189

Senior Cruises

60

Romantic Cruises

59

First-Time Cruisers

42

Entertainment Cruises

32

60 Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to Alaska


1556Belvedere avatar

1556Belvedere

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

" Fantastic Voyage "

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I chose this Cruise along with my fellow friends. ( Choir and Ukelele Groups. ) I was able to utilize my Scooter on-board and that allowed myself to enjoy every adventure and opportunity offered. I had a ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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EarthaLouise

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A M A Z I N G !

I was a bit worried about a "cold weather" cruise because I'd never experienced one. Surprise! The weather did not in any way interfere with our great time and wonderful experiences. We saw the Northern Lights!!! ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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GailRopp

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Awesome

Beautiful ship, well appointed. All bars had awesome staff, especially Magnums and O’Shanahons . Specialty restaurants that we picked had wonderful food. We didn’t buy and shore excursions, (too $$$$) but, ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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deatmark

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful Sights, Erratic Service

Chose this cruise to celebrate our 35th Anniversary and my wife's retirement. Inside Passage itinerary was on wife's bucket list. I Chose NCL because we had our honeymoon cruise with them in the Caribbean. I chose ...
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Sail Date September 2019


Biscoco avatar

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


Maeshel avatar

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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lee8553

3 Reviews Written

40 Helpful Votes

Not a great start, but it all came good.

This cruise was on my bucket list, with Panama canal, & a friend was interested enough to come with me. We arrived in Vancouver the evening before embarkation & overnighted in an airport hotel, as it was Canada ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Murdawg

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Cruise

We chose the Jewel to Alaska for several reasons. Entertainment, good food, Alaskan ports to visit, and the NCL family. Entertainment on the ship is always available. Our favorite venue is the Stardust ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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NSnJW

4 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Loved the Jewel

I did a B2B 6/17 to 7/1/19 because it was cheaper than one week if you consider how much more it was for the one way airfare to Vancouver and from Seward over the roundtrip to Vancouver. I don't know how much ...
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Sail Date June 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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tdwieman

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Excellent First Cruise!

We went on this first cruise for our 30th anniversary. I chose this Norwegian cruise after reviewing choices from our travel agent. I based my choice on the itinerary of the trip, online reviews (including Cruise ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Bettona

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Mostly excellent cruise

My husband and I, an elderly couple, took the Norwegian Jewel Alaska cruise August 13-20, departing from Seward and arriving in Vancouver, B.C. ; this was our fourth cruise with Norwegian and first on the Jewel. ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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patzlotnik

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Alaska Dreaming

We chose this cruise ship because it was casual and required not set seating times to dine.We did not want to dress up and wanted the flexibility to eat when and where we wanted to. The specialty restaurants were ...
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Sail Date September 2018


sidlang 2006 avatar

sidlang 2006

1 Review Written

Superior treatment

Friends recommended Norwegian and the Jewel cruises to Alaska from VanCouver. This was our first cruise in over 35 years my have things improved! We were in a penthouse suite 9000 in the very front of the ship. ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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DonnaFreedman

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Outstanding Time

NCL knows how to treat their customers. The entire staff was wonderful and tried to please us in every way. The entertainment was outstanding! The food was the best. So many selections that I liked in the dining ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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dcencula

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Upsell Upsell Upsell!

If you want to relax and get away from your regular life...don't cruise Norwegian! From the moment you board the ship you are up-sold constantly. We bought the beverage package yet coffee and water were not ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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CruisingTexan

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Go for the Ports... not the Jewel

We chose this cruise mainly for NCL's Freestyle cruising, so we could eat when we wanted, drink when we wanted and just have a good time. Embarkation - sheer mess. Half our fault, half the cruise port. Taxis ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Flipper2005

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Last cruise for a long time!

Like most people Alaska cruise is on your bucket list. We have been on 4 cruises with RC, the first 2 were good, then they got progressively worse. Good friends are NCL regulars so we went with them this time. The ...
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Sail Date June 2018


Phil.V avatar

Phil.V

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Exceeded expectations

This was a bucket list cruise for my wife and I. Our excitement was in seeing the landscape, glaciers and cultures in the communities where we stopped along the way. We were more than thrilled by all of these ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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ksucat66

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

No phone, no food, some pets

A cruise to Alaska was on our bucket list. We celebrated our 42nd wedding anniversary. Scenery was FANTASTIC. Our best excursion was a catamaran to Dawes Glacier by Allen Marine - a priceless experience. The ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Barryben

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Alaska at its best.

We chose this cruise as it was longer than the seven night cruise that we had done before and included three extra ports. We flew into Seattle the night before from Australia. As platinum latitudes members ...
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Sail Date September 2017


gwaters avatar

gwaters

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Never but cruise insurance

Alaska destination offered online. Was talked into buying insurance. Had a small medical problem. They charged huge amount of money for consult and 10 pills. They said they did not know how to get our money back. ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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dishpanhandz

1 Review Written

Alaska cruise aboard Norwegian Jewel

Norwegian was recommended to me by a friend who had sailed with them over 6 years ago. This was my first cruise ever. Alaska is incredible. Highly recommend getting a cabin with a balcony. The cruise ship was ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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robertd2

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cruise not up to standard for NCL

I chose this cruise to take my Grand Children on our yearly Grand Children vacation during the Labor Day week. We have done this cruise before with other Grand Children ages 6 - 12. The only real positive ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Fortressgirl

9 Reviews Written

39 Helpful Votes

Stress Free - Lots to do and See

We are frequent cruisers (more than 50), so many of our cruises are last minute and just getaway vacations. This was the case on the Jewel. That said, it was our first cruise on this ship and we were pleasantly ...
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Sail Date August 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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