I will not take NCL for a cruise again! We had salmon two nights! That's it for fish!!! When we got to a port their would be 4 other ships at port, to you that means 8000 people in one very small port! could not walk, shop eat, or drink! We had a great time but NOT because NCL helped. We planned very well and made the best of what we had to work with! Best part of the cruise experience were the people you meet!!!!!!!!!!! they all were amazing and we will never for them!!!!!!!!!!
I have gone on this same itinerary on Princess cruise line. I enjoyed the shows the most. I was disappointed with the food. It was good but the main dining room charged for some of its items. The buffet wasn't open 24 hours. My room was comfortable. It was a little smaller than my Princess room. All the crew members were very polite and helpful. I enjoyed this trip but would go on Princess the next time.
This was my wife and I first cruise and all we can say is, "We are Norwegian now!!" The Jewel was amazing. The staff...incredible!! We are already making plans for our next cruise. We were disappointed that we weren't able to see the glaciers (too much ice in the passage) but we were very happy that the Captain decided to put our safety first!!
a must do cruise!!!! I am very happy that I went on this cruise to Alaska. You can see whales from the ship!!! I love Victoria Canada. In Alaska the snow top mountains are beautiful if you're in to sceneries
The views were breathtaking. The excursions we chose were amazing. The service and the food on the ship was subpar. They nickel and dime you to death with hidden fees everywhere. The service was incredibly slow even in the upgraded restaurants. Would not recommend the Norwegian Cruise Lines Jewel to anyone.
The cruise itself was great. The food was average unless in a specialty restaurant. The reason for the lower rating was there were kids everywhere. Don't get me wrong,I love kids, well ones that are being respectful that is. Kids would jam past other adults waiting for elevators, run through the already crowded buffet areas, and the worst was parents would allow their kids in the clubs after hours. For instance, there was a white out party, the youth had their own, the teens had one too then they all joined the adults in theirs. There wasn't space to dance on the floor at 11pm because of families trying to dance together. The upsetting part was no crew members would say anything to them - it was as if they encouraged the behavior by taking photos and in some cases dancing with the little ones. There is a sign that clearly stated no one under 18 in the clubs after 10:30pm but no one enforced it. Several times we just went back to the room because there wasn't space to dance or I just got sick of watching little children around adults who were drinking.
We had a nice time on this cruise. Room was nice, room attendant was absolutely wonderful. Everything was wonderful, except for, in our opinion, the complimentary restaurants. Having only one other cruise to compare to (RCI), we found there to be no comparison in food quality or service. In our opinion, the food was rather bland and the choices were minimal. Food on our RCI cruise was wonderful, offering many more choices that on this cruise were only available in the "Specialty" ($$$) restaurants. Wait service was nothing special. Most servers we encountered were not smiling and seemed a little pre-occupied or "bothered" to have to serve us. Most of the slow, unfriendly service we received was not worthy of any additional reward, however, in the cases we did tip, we were overwhelmed with kindness if we were lucky enough to have that server again. On the RCI cruise we received this super friendly service from our first meal to the last. In that case we felt our tip was appreciated and not expected.
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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