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Vancouver Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Jewel
Destination
Vancouver

Traveler rating

Excellent

68

Very Good

47

Average

22

Poor

16

Terrible

12

Cruise type

166 Vancouver Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews


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VictoriaBC cruiser

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

First time to Hawaii

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We were on the NCL-Getaway previously and we enjoyed that cruise enough to give the Jewel a try. We were excited to go to Hawaii, especially during the months of October and November. The ship had approx 2400 ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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dardekaye

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Jewel disaster

The employees were great. The food was always cold and the same except in the upgrade restaurants. At one port there were no shuttles or buses and we were not told so if you couldn’t walk dir 30 min in 90 degree ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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trivimp

7 Reviews Written

46 Helpful Votes

Jewel on the Pacific Coast

100% enjoyed this cruise, which was a repositioning cruise at the end of the Alaska season. I booked it as a whim, but it ended up being one of my favorite experiences to date. The Jewel is just the right size ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Sthoedel

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Outstanding west coast trip with great food and entertainment

I chose this cruise partly because it conveniently started in my home town, Vancouver, and ended up in my bud's town, LA. We try to take a trip every year someplace together, and I had never been on a cruise before. ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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robbinsca

7 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Best of four times on Jewel

The Jewel, four times aboard her now and this was the best trip yet. That isn’t saying much since I am attracted by her itineraries more so than by what it delivers. That being said, it really was the best of the ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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DavidKumpula

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Our Last "Big Ship" Cruise

My wife, daughter and I have cruised three times on Norwegian, twice with Royal Caribbean and once with MSC and we looked forward to this trip to the beside the shores of Alaska and BC. The cruise overall was ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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JimD2019

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A worthwhile Alaska cruise vacation - enjoyed it immensely!

Embarkation took a long time as it seemed all 2380 passengers arrived within a 30-minute window so the queues took well over an hour to check in. Luggage arrived to our stateroom promptly though (just after we ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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1556Belvedere

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

" Fantastic Voyage "

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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Blondiesue12

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Alaska Cruise and Land Tour

We chose this cruise for a couple reasons. First of all we sailed on the Jewel last year from Vancouver to Tokyo, and on to Singapore where it went into dry dock for a refurbishment, and we wanted to see the ...
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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


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Seeleggies

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Sweet Suite for an Alaskan Cruise

We chose this cruise as the itinerary included both Glacier Bay and Hubbard Glacier and I could not recommend it more wholeheartedly, especially if you can fit the cabin we had in your budget. This was a couple's ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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hiker1114

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great Alaska cruise with Glacier Bay and Hubbard Glacier--AMAZING

We elected to go northbound to also do an active land portion on our own afterward. The cruise was FANTASTIC!!! Specialty dining was great (esp. Le Bistro and Cagney's). If you plan to do speciality dining make ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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joro272

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Well exceeded my expectations!

I just wanted to take a ship to Alaska. The Jewel fit my itinerary and took me there. I had little expectations other than to go from BC to Seward. The meals were absolutely incredible, the service and staff were ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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TBloom4

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful

This was our first cruise. We wanted to cruise Alaska and Norwegian offered us that opportunity. The staff on this ship are exceptional hosts. We felt very welcomed and pampered. Honestly we did not know what to ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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BstnCruiser

16 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

NCL: JEWEL AS A SOLO CRUISER The Pearls were (Vlad & Anna)

Embarkation was illogical- lines going upstairs, then downstairs to immigration then lines to Border patrol. Disembarkation was poorly organized in the theater for those traveling to Seward via the Alaskan ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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WALLISJC

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Watching the glaciers calving was awesome

Very disappointed in the entertainment except for the comedian. the food was great but the buffet was a zoo. there should have been another one for that many passengers. We went to the dining room for all our meals ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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AmFish

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

No complaints. Really.

How often can you say that you had a vacation with almost no complaints? This was my first cruise, as well as my first time in Alaska. I couldn't have imagined a better experience! My friend and I arrived in ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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STARBOARB

1 Review Written

Fun time on our Alaska cruise!

Always wanted to travel to Alaska and thought a cruise would be a great way to go. Our travel agent recommended NCL and we had heard good things about the cruise line. All in all we had a great time but it was a ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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ckhima

1 Review Written

Perfect cruise to Alaska

Norwegian cruise was a smooth sail for us all. The checkin/checkout process was very well organized compared to any other cruise we have done so far. The range of restaurants and variety of food this ship offered ...
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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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AlfonzoGotford

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Bad service, Bad food, Clean cabin.

We took the Alaskan cruise out of Vancouver on the Jewel. Sales was great, but customer service after we paid for the trip was difficult to reach. Air arrangements were made by NCL, and we had to contact NCL to find ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Henricooper

1 Review Written

First time cruiser

We choose this cruise to see as much of Alaska on our vacation week as possible. This northbound cruise was in each port the longest amount of time that gave us a relaxed vacation. Our daughter took this ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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petalmom

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Second NCL cruise

We chose this cruse for the dates and itinerary. We celebrated a thirtieth anniversary onboard the ship. Our previous NCL experience was the Escape in the Haven suites. On this cruise we had two rooms, one inside ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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singingbell

1 Review Written

The Good, the Bad, and the Not so Joyful

* Excellent: the itinerary (Alaska Inside Passage 7-days northbound from Vancouver), including Glacier Bay which was a highlight; the food at Czar's Palace and Azura; the service at Azura was outstanding; the focus ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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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