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Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 4 yrs ago    

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What people said about this ship:

"The entire process took about 45 minutes : the dining room staff saying they could n't do anything, sending us..." in 46 reviews.

"...NCL `` nickled and dimed us to death '' with the specialty restaurant s and having to pay for many extras." in 12 reviews.

"I wanted a relaxing experience where I could come and go as I pleased and the NCL Jewel delievered." in 29 reviews.




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Great ship/Great Staff

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Jewel | Sail Date: Feb 21, 2015

Impressive staff onboard the NCL Jewel.  Cleanliness is of the utmost importance.  The crew makes this ship shine!  Wonderful to see everyone smiling!  And so many dining and drinking options, which one to choose?!

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JEWEL VOYAGE

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Jewel | Sail Date: Feb 20, 2015

THE FOOOD WAS EXCELLENT.

SERVICE WAS SUPERIOR

TWO PORTS INE, BUT HONDURAS WAS FOR THE PITS--HARBOR IS CHOPPEAND A FEW STRUCTURES WERE BUILT TO SELL THINGS.  NEW HARBOR BEING BUILT TO REPLACE THIS ONE-UNTIL THEN NO RETURN!

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Jewel Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Jewel | Sail Date: Feb 20, 2015

The cruise was fun. Had nice excursion offers. The Delta flight back from Houston to Minneapolis on Feb 28 was awful. Our party of 4 checked in 4-4.5 hours before flight time. Were told that the gate would assign seats. We approached the gate and they told us to come back an hour before the flight. We did and the only seats that were left were the back row. So even though we had checked in BEFORE everyone else on that plane, we were forced to sit in the back row with our faces right in line with the toilet. NOT NICE. I talked to 5 different Delta people and NONE of them could tell my WHY THIS HAPPENED. But I was told that she hoped it doesn't ever happen again - no clue as to how we can prevent it however. Go Delta!

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Wonderful Family Vacation

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Jewel | Sail Date: Feb 14, 2015

My wife and five children enjoyed our cruise experience on the Norwegian Jewel very much!  The ship was clean and the staff was friendly and helpful.  We loved the activities for the kids and the nightly entertainment was very good.  Our experiences in Cozumel, Belize, and Roatan were extremely fun and memorable.  We loved something at each place!

Our only complaint is that the food was just average.  They could definitely improve there.

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Outstanding Anniversary Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Jewel | Sail Date: Feb 14, 2015

My wife and I celebrated our 20th anniversary on The Norwegian Jewel.  The trip was outstanding.  We loved the different stops and enjoyed Roatan the most.  We will definitely be back for a second visit.  The cruise staff was spectacular and treated our anniversary with the celebration that it deserved.

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Review on my last cruise on NCL Jewel 2/14/15 7 night Western Caribbean Houston roundtrip

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Jewel | Sail Date: Feb 14, 2015

We had an awesome cruise experience last trip as we were updated to Platinum latitude level on this ship we received lots of awards and won drawings in the latitude member party.  We received 3 champaign, 3 wine, 3 free special restaurant dinners, one NCL big album book, neck lace, free laundry, and etc.  We enjoyed our every dinner with bottle of wine or champaign to celebrate our Valentine's day and Chinese New Year holidays on ship day and night.  Thank you so much.  

However, reverting on booking of the cruise, on Norweigian website it was listed everybody would receive $25 per cabin on board credit (for inside cabin).  After on board, I checked the statement it was not posted.  I was told since my booking was by travel agent I needed to talk to my travel agent after return.  So Brian Dick:  Could you please kindly see to it if we can get this back?  Thanks so much.  :) :)

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Overall was good cruise.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Jewel | Sail Date: Feb 14, 2015

Wife & I have been on 30+ cruises including 4 other Norwegian cruises. Embark/Debark - Very good. ROOM: Had standard balcony, near front of ship. Small room, but adequate. Best bathroom layout. Ample shelf/drawer/closet storage. SHIP LAYOUT: Confusing. FOOD: Disapointed. Main Dinning in the Tsar's Main - Poor choice of items to chose from. No shrimp cocktail or lobster unless you go to the expensive pay to eat restaurants. The least amount of fish available of any ship I've been on. Service slow to adequate. Friday night had the prime rib, a little tough. The Azura Main Dinning experience was terrible. Very noisy, poor lighting (somewhat dark). Ordered steak which turned out to be sliced roast beef. Very slow service, waiters seemed confused as what to do. Only ate there the first night. GARDEN CAFE BUFF: Had 5 stand alone oblong islands with food on both sides. Found myself going back & forth  and back & forth to the islands to see whats available. Very little fish available. Cruise-ocean-fish --- duh? Since Head Chef was from India, had lot of curry dishes on one of the islands. Seems to have reserved the best food for the pay to eat restaurants. Deserts were better than average. Had good ice cream, very few cookies available, you had to hunt to find them. Hint - Look on the sandwich stand in another room.  Best meat was their hamburger patty. ENTERTAINMENT: Enjoyable. PORTS: Very enjoyable. Easy on/off ship.

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wAIT TILL YOU GET TO A PORT TO USE THE INTERNET

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Jewel | Sail Date: Feb 14, 2015

 "The internet service on the ship is expansive ,slow and there security is very old. in this day and age the it they use is just not up to date in any way shape or form. for example going to my bank was a 18 minute task which cost $14 because most bank online systems will let the jewel's server open until it check to be sure there is no malware, new servers have this covered, so don't pay the $55 for 100 minutes on board its a ripe off and they no it wait till you go ashore and pay a couple of buck at the inter net café if you real have to go on line

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Great cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Jewel | Sail Date: Feb 07, 2015

We have been on 16 cruises and this one ranks way up there. The food was really good , plenty of restaurants. the only complaint about norwegian is the inside cabins are too small

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Easy Trip!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Jewel | Sail Date: Feb 07, 2015

Wink  Room was clean on the surface, but the carpet really needed a super cleaning.  Our room staff person was super.  Totally accommodated our needs.  Food was adequate.  Not super like bigger cruises, but good.  Swimming pools and hot tubs were altogether.....no separation from adult, family and kid sections...so was noisy but doable.  Great entertainment.  Fun clubs, music and activities.  Super easy to get in and out of Houston Bay harbor.  much easier than Galveston.  Thanks.

 

 

 

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If no tables at the garden cafe, walk to the Aft of deck 12 and take your food into Cucina. Was empty for the most part!

The room service is included in the ship fare. We enjoyed coffee sent to the room each morning. They also had large screen viewing of NFL football game playoffs.

There is a refrigerator in the room and there is also a coffee pot so you can make coffee before you have to dress and go down to the breakfast!! That is a great plus compared to other cruises I have been on!

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