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Seward Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Jewel
Destination
Seward

Traveler rating

Excellent

34

Very Good

31

Average

16

Poor

10

Terrible

3

Cruise type

31 Seward Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews


GailRopp avatar

GailRopp

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Awesome

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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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libtrek

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Alaska Southbound 9/16 enjoyable

This was our 6th Alaska cruise, 3rd on NCL. We flew to Anchorage on Saturday for the Monday cruise. You do need to plan $100+ to get yourself to the port. We did a taxi from Seward with another couple to save $. The ...
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Sail Date September 2019


West Coast Gal avatar

West Coast Gal

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nicest Service Ever

Start with Embarkation - the Easiest ever and the most friendly! The ship was just remodeled 4th qrt 2018 and is quite beautiful. We dined in Modernaro the brazilian steakhouse, 2 nights in Cagney's the regular ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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DBarnes

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

12 Day Denali by Rail Exploer-Southbound

We have sailed with NCL in the past and we picked this cruise because we liked the itinerary of the land and cruise. The land part was very fast paced with early days and a lot of time on buses. We liked that we ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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jmh3791

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great way to see Alaska!

Overall, was very happy with our (my dad and I) cruise and this ship. - We enjoyed the ship over all. It was easy to get around and the signage was very helpful. It was always clean. It had just been ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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plainsstormchaser

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruise on Budget

Generally, overall, it was a very good experience. At the embarkation dock (after getting off the bus from Anchorage), we chose to keep our bags with us and took them to our cabins ourselves. There were no ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Indigofuse

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Fantastic for families with young children

We chose this cruise because of our budget, the free perks like 3rd and 4th passenger sail free, the smaller ship size, and the itinerary, specifically to see Glacier Bay and Hubbard Glacier. I highly recommend ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Galina322

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

LAND TOUR COMBINED WITH CRUISE

I booked this cruise with land tour. Overall I was very pleased with the service. Flights to Alaska and back to New York: avoid United Airlines and Chicago airports at any cost!!! Better overpay the tickets, ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Scott6428

12 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Everything I expected.

The Jewel is an older NCL ship and was a little worn but mostly looked great. I'm told she's due for a dry dock soon by the crew. The beds were comfortable and the cabin always clean. Typical shows, I liked the ...
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Sail Date September 2018


LMC28 avatar

LMC28

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Beautiful cruise, kind staff, older rooms, smoke problem

I loved the Alaskan Inside Passage cruise south. there was so many things to see on sea days and also in each port. The excursions seemingly were more expensive than I would have thought but I am a first time ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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carrotbug

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Alaska - a beer and a hike in every port

As newly retired folks we were able to jump on the Norwegian Jewel at the last minute for a cruise from Seward, Alaska to Vancouver, BC. Alaska was a "bucket list" destination for us and did not disappoint. We ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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laurapierce

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Check off my bucket list

Took the Jewel for a 7 day Alaskan cruise. The ship and cabin were very clean. There were multiple activities to partake in, but many did require additional money, such as bingo. The entertainment was good. The ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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HNLmom

1 Review Written

First Cruise -- Things to Think About

We did a 5 day Land Tour before arriving in Seward on the Southbound cruise. We are a middle-aged couple and went with another couple. Loved our mini-suite mid-ship room. Spacious, well kept and very attentive ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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RobinCruising

1 Review Written

Love the freestyle option and storage space in cabin.

This cruise had a different start and end point which gave us the opportunity to spend a few days in two great cities: Anchorage, Vancouver BC. Since we like outdoor adventure, we enjoyed Norwegian's freestyle ...
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Sail Date July 2018


CindyU avatar

CindyU

1 Review Written

Our 2-bedroom suite was well worth the additional cost

This was the first cruise for my husband and I and our three adult children. We decided to do a cruise because it was our first trip to Alaska and a cruise seemed a good way to get an overview. We chose the ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Krishnarsr

1 Review Written

Good cruise experience

NCL surely had the best entertainment on board. Thats the best part of the cruise other than of course the shore excursions which we have to book at additional cost (so not really part of cruise experience). However ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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bandblowery

1 Review Written

First time on a Norwegian Cruse

It came with our Gate One travel package. We booked our Alaska vacation land and sea cruse with Gate One. We very much enjoyed seeing Denali park and Anchorage, AK. prior to our cruise. We boarded the Norwegian ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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MAC3844

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fantastic To See Alaska - Weather Great

We chose this cruise through American Airlines Vacations. We chose an aft facing mini-suite on the advice of a friend. He was correct; it was great. Embarkation was crazy and far too slow. We found the dining only ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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tadumas1

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First cruise and Alaska did not disappoint!

We selected the cruise for the time available and for the destination. We spent three days in Seward prior to embarking. We took the train from Anchorage to Seward after a quick evening in Anchorage. We highly ...
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Sail Date July 2018


WilliamA avatar

WilliamA

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The Alaskan Jewel

My wife had received a casino at sea entitlement and we were looking forward to an Alaskan Cruise. The ship was excellent but showed a need for yard work on the hull and balcony stanchions. The cabin was in ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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CruisingtheBays

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Jewel of Alaska

Like many people, Alaska was on my "bucket list". We've always and only sailed with NCL. Originally we were booked on the Sun, but our ship was changed to the Jewel. We were happy with this and even more pleased ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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CarolatSea

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Finally Got to Alaska!

We did the land tour from Anchorage to Denali before the sea cruise and had a good experience with seeing the landscape and wildlife of inland Alaska. Our tour guide Keri Lynn grew up in Alaska and shared many ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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mtevault

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nice cruise with a few issues

My wife got the cruise for us as an anniversary gift, we also were loosely connected with a group which got us a few extra perks which were nice. We were able to fly to Anchorage a day early so we had time to ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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degarmos

1 Review Written

Alaska was fantastic!

We chose this cruise because of the last minute deal that made it affordable to visit Alaska. The Jewel is a nice ship, well kept with all the normal amenities. The room was fine, we had an oceanview stateroom ...
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Sail Date June 2018


Rich and Robin avatar

Rich and Robin

1 Review Written

We had a great time!

We chose this Alaskan Cruise because it was on our bucket list. We stayed in a balcony room on the 9th floor, room 9086. Our room was cared for my Marilyn, a very courteous and caring person who is from the ...
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Sail Date August 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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