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Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 4 yrs ago    


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 50 reviews.

"Food in the Italian specialty restaurant was excellent." in 13 reviews.

"...+ came back from a seven day cruise to the bahamas on the ncl jewel ." in 32 reviews.




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great spring break

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

Our cruise was very nice.  Norwegian Jewel was a beautiful boat and for the most part the staff was great.  There were a few restaurants that had so-so food but the French and Tsar's palace were wonderful.  Ports were awesome, wish there was a few more hours at Roatan.  For the most part the activities were good.  Bingo was very expensive, $69 for 2 big sheets that was over in an hour!  I thought that was a little much.  They lost my bag with all my makeup and medicine in it which I will never let out of my sight again.  I would suggest some sort of claim ticket procedure but that isn't how it works right now.  I would get a motion sick patch next time also.  It wasn't rough but I was motion sick a few days, however they do hand out motion pills at the front desk.  Overall, it was very nice there were just a few things I wish I could change

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We cruised like Norwegians on the Jewel.

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

With eight cruises under our belt, this was our first on an NCL ship.  Our experience on this cruise ranks NCL as a first tier cruise line for us.  The Jewel is a large but not huge ship.  We never felt as though we had to contend with crowds of people.  Elevator service between floors was excellent.  The cafeteria was busy during meals but always accessible. The cafeteria food was better than we have experienced with other cruise lines.  The dining room food was good but more limited in scope than we experienced with other cruise lines.  The evening entertainment (comedy, acrobatics, magic) was excellent.  The crew and staff were very attentive and the service was excellent.  Don't hesitate to consider the NCL Jewel for a future cruise.

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Great Ship and Crew

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

From the time we stepped onto the ship until we left, the crew was amazing. The food was good, rooms were kept clean. 

There are a lot of activities for everyone in the family.  Never a boring minute. The shows were entertaining. Love

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Perfect Cruise!

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

This was our 5th cruise and our 2nd on the Norwegian Jewel.  The crew took awesome care of us by feeding us good food and providing a week's worth of entertainment options.  We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would certainly cruise with Norwegian again.  

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Awesome Vacation!

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

The NCL crew was outstanding. We were welcomed, pampered, and experienced high quality service in all the ships venues. Going in and out of Houston was a breeze. Thank you NCL for an awesome, relaxing, and most enjoyable vacation. We'll be back soon.

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Great time

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

The food was excellent lin both dining rooms. We especially liked O"Sheehans where we always got a window table. The Rack of Lamb and Prime Rib were especially good. We went to the Garden Buffet once, but were not impressed. Too crowded and ordinary food. Our steward was extremely helpful. He not only cleaned our room, but when we found much of our clothes wrinkled, he brought us an iron and ironing board. There is a laundry service on board, but it is expensive. The entertainment at night is first class. Also,  there is a great array of shore excursions. This was our fourth cruise and it was great.

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Norwegian lines has everything down mastered for best passenger experience

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

The crew and entertainment were tops.Best cruise of 8 that we've been on.Buffet was setup with plenty of room .Very well layed out. Many excellent food choices. The guys at entrance to buffet were great with washy washy song very day to cheer you up.again top cruise line.Don't change a thing.mvn

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If it was free why did I have to sign for everything?

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

1st nite in my room all threw the nite we heard chairs moving around and loud noises above us while we tried to sleep and this went all 7 nites.. when I tried to use me unlimited drink card i had to sign for every drink i got. the people that worked for this company was not friendly at all. they did not even get to know or name. My kid tried there 10-12 yr old care and they never did anything fun. most of the time she was with me. at two ports we had to b carted in by boat. what a wait they call by # to line up for boat but the keep calling numbers and people where waiting pass the 4th floor on 6th on the stairs to get on in a line. than they frozen my card so i could not get any drinks until i paid for my and my kids 12.95 for grad. so that is $39 a day. I told them I only pay in cash at end of cruise but i still had to put more money down and i never got it back when i got off the boat. Norwegian sucks and i will never take another one of there boats again. Carnival all the way.

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nice first timer cruise

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

Great first time experience,a little disappointed with the food,very friendly staff,my daughter had a blast,good shows.Not the best but was a good experience,a little over priced because of spring break.

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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!

You will like the fact the Jewel staff doesn't hound you for pictures like other cruise lines.

The 2 person musical duo "Cover Story" was very entertaining. The female vocalist was very good; the male musician played both piano and guitar. They did popular songs. Our 4 year old granddaughter danced to every number, to the amusement of the audience.

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