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Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Jewel
Western Mediterranean
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35 Europe - Western Mediterranean Norwegian Jewel Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise Reviews


discoverer57 avatar

discoverer57

2 Reviews Written

A jewel of a cruise!

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Norwegian Jewel, Feb 21-28 2009. My ninth cruise, third with NCL. It took something like 15-20 minutes from the time we took our luggage out of the car at the Miami Cruise Terminal until we got to our stateroom. ...
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Sail Date February 2010


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polecat1

1 Review Written

Norwegian Jewel - Western Mediterranean

I recently returned from from a 12 day cruise of the Western Med aboard the NORWEGIAN JEWEL. I was very disappointed with the food on the ship, as it was the worst of all my cruising so far. If you wanted a very ...
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Sail Date September 2006


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DragonflyCruiser

1 Review Written

Norwegian Jewel - Western Mediterranean

NCL Jewel 9/15-27/2006 We arrived in Istanbul 2 days prior to sailing. We stayed in the lovely Sari Konak and enjoyed the breakfast spread that was included with the room. The inn was well maintained, clean , ...
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Sail Date September 2006


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mygirlscats

3 Reviews Written

Norwegian Jewel - Western Mediterranean

Overall, our cruise was uneven. It's hard to write a balanced review when there was so much gap between the highs and the lows, but I'll give it a shot! Embarkation from Barcelona was smooth, but the lines were ...
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Sail Date August 2006


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myusernamehasgone

1 Review Written

Norwegian Jewel - Western Mediterranean

Norwegian Jewel We have just got back from a 2 week back to back cruise on the Norweigian Jewel and just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed it. Embarkation This was so easy. We flew into Barcelona ...
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Sail Date August 2006


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philhar

5 Reviews Written

Norwegian Jewel - Western Mediterranean

We were a party of 6 including 3 children 16,14 and 4 and a grandmother!  Travelling from UK. We arrived having booked our own flights.  I had asked NCL UK if it was possible to book a transfer through them from ...
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Sail Date August 2006


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Bostontraveler

1 Review Written

Norwegian Jewel - Western Mediterranean

This was my fifth cruise and fifth cruiseline. Overall, my husband and I had a wonderful time, but I have to say that this was not my favorite ship or favorite cruiseline. The ship -- In my opinion, the ship is ...
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Sail Date July 2006


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Mstaczek97

3 Reviews Written

Norwegian Jewel - Western Mediterranean

My husband and myself just got home from the NCL Jewel (7.30.06). What a GREAT cruise!! This would be the 6th cruise for me (3rd for husband) and we both agree that this was the best cruise ever!!! We used NCL air. ...
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Sail Date July 2006


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Jhlewis10

1 Review Written

Norwegian Jewel - Western Mediterranean

First of all this is my first cruise, so I have nothing to compare to. I do travel a lot, and eat in good restaurants. Embarking, was smooth and easy. Our cabin 8109 was larger than I expected. It was a handicap ...
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Sail Date July 2006


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neilrr

21 Reviews Written

45 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Jewel - Western Mediterranean

My partner and I are cruisers as we live in S. Florida. This was our 10th cruise and our first on Norwegian - The Jewel. The flight from Miami was good but upon arrival to Madrid (to connect to Barcelona) the ...
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Sail Date July 2006


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captainron

7 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Norwegian Jewel - Western Mediterranean

BACKGROUND: This is my 4th review for Cruise Critic, having reviewed Norwegian Star, Diamond Princess, and Carnival Glory. This was our 8th cruise together for my dear wife and I. My former cruise experience was as ...
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Sail Date June 2006


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Cruiser#5

1 Review Written

Norwegian Jewel - Western Mediterranean

We booked Air, Hotel and Cruise thru NCL from our TA. We splurged and went for the owners Our flight was from Toronto to Amsterdam and then Amsterdam to Barcelona. 6:00 p.m: We arrived at Toronto airport and ...
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Sail Date October 2006


mira avatar

mira

1 Review Written

Norwegian Jewel - Western Mediterranean

My husband and I chose a cruise for our honeymoon, and it was a dream of ours to cruise the Med. It was an amazing experience being on an inaugural cruise in the Mediterranean on our honeymoon! There were some ...
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Sail Date August 2005


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dentistmEL

4 Reviews Written

Norwegian Jewel - Western Mediterranean

Background information: This was my seventh cruise, third one with norwegian cruise lines. I cruised with my husband, mom and dad, and my sister and her fiance. Embarkation: We flew from Boston to NYC, NYC to Paris, ...
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Sail Date August 2007


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mmt

1 Review Written

Norwegian Jewel - Western Mediterranean

Best advise I can give to anyone planning their first or umpteenth cruise is to research, research, research. I feel it has helped tremendously on having a better experience for any trip to any novice or frequent ...
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Sail Date August 2007


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BearMdCruiser

1 Review Written

Norwegian Jewel - Western Mediterranean

First, let me start by saying that you should not fly Iberia to get to Barcelona. I flew from Dulles/Madrid/Barcelona, and I am still waiting for my luggage 72 hours later; unfortunately, I found out to my dismay, ...
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Sail Date August 2007


Jason avatar

Jason

4 Reviews Written

Norwegian Jewel - Western Mediterranean

My wife and I were treated by my grandmother on our first cruise. We were in a group of 8. We were excited it was to be to Europe which was also a first for us. I was more excited for the actual cruising experience ...
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Sail Date July 2006


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redlef

5 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Jewel - Western Mediterranean

This is an exceptionally long review. To make it easier to digest, I have broken it up into 4 pieces that are included in the appropriate Message Boards: Jewel July 2 Barcelona  Getting there. On the Cruise ...
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Sail Date July 2006


Mona avatar

Mona

1 Review Written

Norwegian Jewel - Western Mediterranean

We took the Western Med cruise from Barcelona at the end of June, 2006. The Norwegian Jewel is a new ship, less than a year old, and is a wonderful ship in excellent condition. It is also a huge ship, carrying over ...
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Sail Date June 2006


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cmel

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Jewel - Western Mediterranean

Just returned from a wonderful 7-day Western Med. cruise on the NCL Jewel. July 13-22, 2007. We are a family of 5. Parents ages late 40's with 3 teens, 2 girls 17 and 15, boy 12y.o. We chose the Jewel because of ...
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Sail Date July 2007


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LSUNizz

2 Reviews Written

Norwegian Jewel - Western Mediterranean

Preface My wife and I are both in our late 20's / early 30's and we have been on around 10 cruises together. This was our first trip to the Mediterranean and my wife's first trip to Europe. We traveled with ...
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Sail Date June 2007


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M.Cruiser

1 Review Written

Norwegian Jewel - Western Mediterranean

We were lucky enough to be on the 13 night inaugural voyage of the Norwegian Jewel around the Mediterranean. An easy, swift and orderly embarkation procedure at Dover was soon to be followed by the materialisation ...
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Sail Date August 2006


adaisy12 avatar

adaisy12

1 Review Written

Norwegian Jewel - Western Mediterranean

This was our 4th NCL cruise and we have been pleased with all of them. We booked it for the price and destination. Since price was a consideration, we booked an inside cabin and rarely spent much time there. The ...
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Sail Date September 2006


Ed avatar

Ed

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Norwegian Jewel - Western Mediterranean

Norwegian Cruise Line European Cruise, RCL Jewel- Barcelona to Barcelona - 8/13/06 - 8/21/06 Overview - wonderful trip, 5 ½ stars, highly recommend Weather was beautiful during the entire trip: High 84, low 60, ...
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Sail Date August 2006


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*twinkle*

4 Reviews Written

Norwegian Jewel - Western Mediterranean

OK, so here is my review of the beautiful Norwegian Jewel. Cruised 22nd July 2007. We flew with British Airways, and arrived at Terminal A. Unfortunately, our luggage was on the carousel in Terminal B, so we had ...
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Sail Date July 2007


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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