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Norwegian Jewel Spring Break Cruises Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Jewel
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

21

Very Good

20

Average

8

Poor

3

Terrible

1

Cruise type

Family Cruises

587

Senior Cruises

197

Romantic Cruises

183

First-Time Cruisers

141

Spring Break Cruises

53

53 Norwegian Jewel Spring Break Cruises Cruise Reviews


Traveller25 avatar

Traveller25

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Very ordinary cruise

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We recently did a nineteen day cruise on this ship from Singapore. We found it to have consistently poor management in all food areas and at the bars. Many staff appeared unhappy which really affected our cruise. ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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qnap

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good itinerary, dated ship

We did the 16 night cruise from Tokyo to Shanghai with an excellent itinerary. Access to public transport from all the ports was easy and readily available. Embarking and disembarking was relatively easy and all ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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2508burghers

1 Review Written

Cruise to nowhere.

This cruise was chosen as a short experience for a number of long time friends to get together for a few days, rather than just meeting for the occasional meal together, and would include the friends partners rather ...
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Sail Date November 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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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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loosethreads6

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great.

Great service. Hot food selections at the buffet were not warm. Good Friday(4/14) had very few fish meals. This is a fast, meatless day for Catholics. Theater seats uncomfortable: no leg room. Rows are two ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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sunmus

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A review by a teen, for teens.

For parents bringing their teens aged 13-17 on this boat, here's a review from the point of view of a teen. I'm a 15 year old girl writing this review because when we booked our Mexican Riviera cruise, I ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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ppalonsky

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Good Time on the Jewel

Had a really good time on the Jewel. My wife and I had the Ultimate Beverage Package and spent a lot of time at the bar in O'Sheehans. All drinks up to $15 were included and speciliaty martinis and premium brands ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Kintai

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Mexican Riviera with a teen

We were looking for a cruise that fit our Spring Break schedule, and found it in the NCL Jewel's Mexican Riviera cruise. Overall the whole cruise experience was good: We arrived pretty early at the San Pedro ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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heatherah619

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Highly recommend this cruise!

We chose this cruise because it worked out well for Spring Break. We could not be happier with the experience we had. The staff on board was one of the greatest highlights of our travel experience. We have never ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Markanddonna

12 Reviews Written

85 Helpful Votes

From Steerage to the Suite Life

We typically cruise in anything from inside to balconies, and this was our first full suite (Penthouse with large balcony). I thought it would be interesting for the readers to read a compare and contrast in the ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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marlowe

7 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Wonderful 7 Day Cruise

My husband and I decided at the last minute that we wanted to take a cruise. The most convenient port is San Pedro/ Long Beach from where we live, so we had our travel agent look it up. The most amazing ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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thethreeamigos

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Restaurant Manager, Noel Chaves, is incredible!

We chose this cruise because it fit our scheduled Spring Break. Since I am a teacher and we have a school aged child, that is the week we needed to go. We were also excited to try a Norwegian cruise because we had ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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christine.worden

1 Review Written

Cruising the Panama Canal was the highlight.

The staff were very friendly and great service with smiles. Donovan, and Cindy were outstanding waiters. Christian was our cabin maintenance and he is a happy polite and hoping he will receive a raise in ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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kauai2

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


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lundiechiro@gmail.com

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

False Advertising Splash Academy

Let me brgin by saying that I have been on mant cruises with my kids(about 20). Most of them with RC and a fee with Carnival. History has shown me that due to their stellar kids clubs, i was guerunteed some R&R. I ...
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Sail Date March 2016


hyker1 avatar

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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jtruong056

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Jewel, Mexican Riviera, March 2016

Where do I start? Wonderful cruise with good amount of activities and good dining options. Bartenders pour generously and everyone greets you with a warm smile. Shows are not to be missed, especially the ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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giantslover@prodigy.net

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

TOO MANY KIDS....

Cabin was awesome 9542 Steward Pablo was awesome Entire staff was awesome,everyone treated me well Solo cruiser. Food was good/great,but you have to shop the complimentary nightly specials as 1 night i ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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postvacationdepression

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Entertaining cruise!

I've been on the NCL Star to the Mexican Riviera once before, but I enjoyed this cruise more. The food was overall good. I only ate at Tsar's and Azura once each for dinner, nothing special. I enjoyed the food at ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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happilymarried1

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise!

We really enjoyed the NCL Jewel. This was our second NCL cruise and first on the Jewel. It was a large ship but not overly large. We never found ourselves bored or lacking activities. The food was delicious even ...
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Sail Date March 2016


otters92 avatar

otters92

4 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Overall Very Good Cruise, but with Some Dubious Experiences

About a month prior to our cruise, I read a litany of recent negative reviews of the Norwegian Jewel. They said the ship was outdated and run-down and the staff was uninspired if not uninterested. I started to ...
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Sail Date March 2016


Coachbish avatar

Coachbish

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great cruise, great escape

We used PrimeTime shuttles to get us from LAX to the Best Western Plus in San Pedro. Nice hotel, clean, friendly and a good free breakfast. The hotel recommends an Italian restaurant and will give you a coupon for ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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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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tammyjw305

6 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Spring Break cruise

We went on one of the busy Spring Break cruise weeks while our kids were on Spring Break. It was my husband and myself on our 7th NCL cruise and 7th cruise, and our sons 9 and 6, one on his 2nd NCL cruise and one on ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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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