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A jewel of a cruise!

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discoverer57
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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. That was the fastest screening, registration and embarkation I've ever seen! We had an interior stateroom, impeccably clean, but I was a little bit disappointed by the furniture. The ...
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Sail Date: February 2010

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


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BearMdCruiser
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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, after the cruise, that Iberia loses 17 pieces of luggage for every 1000 passengers. Now, onto the cruise. We embarked in Barcelona, 2 passengers in our 30s, with little trouble. Prior ...
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Sail Date: August 2007

Cabin Type: Oceanview Picture Window


Norwegian Jewel - Western Mediterranean

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dentistmEL
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

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, and then Paris to Barcelona on Air France. No problems with any of flights, however, we were exhausted since we flew overnight and there was a six hour time difference. We finally ...
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Sail Date: August 2007


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Haddock
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

This was our first experience on cruising and we just loved it. The ship was great and the "freestyle" is definitely our type. Not having to follow strict schedules and dress codes during vacation is very important for us and this was exactly what we got aboard of the Norwegian Jewel. A very relaxed and joyful atmosphere aboard helped us very much to relax and really enjoy our cruise. We booked a ...
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Sail Date: August 2007

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


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bandit0000
First Time Cruiser

A little background information; This was our 15th. cruise, 5th with NCL, 3rd on the Jewel. I sailed with my partner & we are in our 30's, from the UK. We flew in on the day of the cruise as it was only a 2hr flight. We arrived at Barcelona airport at 10am & after retrieving luggage & taking a taxi (28 euros) we arrived at the cruise terminal. There were no lines at all, so we registered our ...
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Sail Date: August 2007

Cabin Type: Inside


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mmt
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

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 traveller. My husband and I are in our mid-30s, and travel overseas often. However, this was our first cruise so I did not know what to expect. Visions of missing the boat, lost luggage ...
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Sail Date: August 2007

Cabin Type: Inside


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cmel
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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 cost and itinerary. We had never been to Europe and this was a great way for us to see so many places and not have to drag 3 kids thru tiny hotels in Italy. Barcelona was place on ...
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Sail Date: July 2007

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony

Traveled with children


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*twinkle*
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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 to go back through security, as if we were checking in for a flight back out of Barcelona (crazy I know). This was very frustrating, as we (and many others) were just desperate to get ...
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Sail Date: July 2007

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside

Traveled with children


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LSUNizz
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

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 another couple and made all of our cruise and flight plans through a travel agency. I arranged most of the shore excursions on my own. I have gone through our trip from the flights all the ...
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Sail Date: June 2007


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Cruiser#5
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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 received our Airline Tickets which included both boarding passes to Amsterdam and to Barcelona. We flew to Amsterdam with no issues, when we arrived in Amsterdam that's where our problem ...
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Sail Date: October 2006

Cabin Type: Owner's Suite with Large Balcony


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