Norwegian Jewel

3.6 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Refurbished: 6 yrs ago    
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Norwegian Jewel is a large ship, carrying 2376 passengers and 1089 crew, and sails from Sydney, Australia and Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Fantasic trip!

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The Panama Canal cruise was a wonderful trip with history, engineering, beauty, culture & relaxing entertainment. My favorite part, other than new exciting ports, was that evening entertainment in the lounges started early enough in the evening with adequate seating & great music for me & my husband to enjoy. Service/cleanliness/friendliness of staff were the best! Our inner room was a little small, but we only slept there so didn't care. Five freestyle dining allowed us variety of places and times for meals with never a crowd. We plan to book another NCL trip on a smaller ship again soon. We really enjoyed the poolside buffet/grills to enjoy the nice weather.

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Not A Jewel

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Good- Specialty restaurants - Steakhouse and Le Bistro

Good- camel ride excursion in Cabo

Good- Cartegena, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlann

 

Not Good- lack of no smoking section in casino

Not good- all others ports than above

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

overall experience

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple
Both Embarkation and Disembarkation procedures are very terrible. Foods are too salty and oily. Please provide healthier foods. No much to do in daily news letters. Chinese foods Chin Chin restaurant is not professional, should hire a Chinese cook if you operate a Chinese restaurant on board. Some shows are boring as you know how many people attended the theater. Cruise itinerary over all is good.

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Fair to Good Depending

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The daylight transit of the canal was the high point of this cruise.  The cruise began poorly with very late boarding and little communication as to why.  There was not enough seating in the waiting area and very old people were standing.  Halfway thru the cruise passengers and crew began to drop from illness.  In at least 2 ports ambulances met the ship to unload passengers.  Service and food were subpar during most of the trip.  Only in the last 4 days were announcements regarding illness made and these were appeals to the crew to report illness immediately.  Passengers were on their own.  We have noticed that selling of products and promoting of shopping has reached a fever pitch.  Specialty restaurants have deteriorated in food quality as well as service.  Four of our 5 excursions were very good.  Puntarenas by boat, train and bus was horrible.  Train to nowhere and a guide who couldn't speak even rudimentary English.  My high school Spanish was better than her attempt at English.   Temperatures once we entered Mexico were cold.  Our balcony became useless the further north we went.  Seas became high and the wind blew the whole time from Chiapas north.  Don't take a Mexican Riviera cruise Jan-March.  I gave the cruise a 3 star because of the Panama Canal portion and the interesting south American countries.  The Mexican portion was bad.  Communication to passengers regarding reasons for cancellation of certain things was nil.  Exit from the boat in LA was delayed due to "congestion in the terminal" but it looked like incompetence all around.  I am sure people who boarded in LA for 2/5 cruise will have poor comments regarding boarding.  Transfer to the airport made us wish we had walked off and taken a taxi.  If you can do early walk off in the states do it.  You will be ahead of the game. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Fabulous Cruise!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

We had such a great time on this cruise!  Very relaxing!  Smooth Waters! The food was great!  All the specialty restaurants were superb!    The Panama Canal was very interesting and the narrative given was a nice added feature!  Enjoyed all the countries we visited and checked off another continent.  We love Norwegian!  Ian the Cruise Director was very entertaining and our waiter in th Tsar Palace was very good at remembering all the little things we enjoyed each night!

 

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Cruising with Norwegian

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Fantastic time. All ports visited wee interesting ad most excursions wee really good. Third time cruising on the Jewel felt like home.Happy On board entertainment was great and there was always something to do when at sea.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Panama Canal

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

What a wonderful trip! We visited so many interesting places and learned so much about them. Of course the highlight was actually cruising through the canal that we have heard so much about in the past. Truly a memorable experience!

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

great cruise as expected

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

this is our 7th norwegian cruise & i have cruised 18 times all together; i like the casual dining pattern, the entertainment was good, we traveled in the cheapest cabin & it certainly served our needs; this is not princess or celebrity--they have a

superior cruise product & their prices usually reflect this; we have cruised with both

lines; however, we find norwegian superior to carnival & royal caribbean & are already planning a 2018 transatlantic cruise

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Declining food, service and entertainment

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

we have taken several cruises with Norwegian.  Unfortunately, we found that over the years the price of service keeps going up and the quality of food, entertainment and the service keeps going down.

Wifi has become a necessity in this day and world.  The computers are extremely slow on the ship and cost is very high.  There should not be any charge for this service.  At the most there should be a limit for this usage.

In the past we would go with Norwegian without checking other cruise liners but from our recent experience we would do a comparison with other cruise liners.

the best was the service in the state room and the restaurants. The waiters always gave a warm welcome and were very friendly.

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3 out of 5

Cruise experience

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Favorite---food was excellent, staff was very friendly, cruise 

was very smooth (except Carribean Sea.  

Disembarkation was total disasters.  Bringing senior 

citizens to theater on level 7 , then expect them to go down stairs to stage for colored sticker is unreasonable.  Many are handicapped. 

Wheel chairs were not in location we were told.   Finally after being sent 

to several locations they appeared on 7. 

Handicapped seating was great except regular patrons

sat in the area. Handicapped need a different color key card and

p need to check to see if correct people are there.  

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DECK 12

Deck 12 features Bora Bora Health Spa & Beauty Salon, Body Waves Fitness Center, Sapphire Pools, the kids' pool, Topsiders Bar, The Grill, Splashdown Kids'...

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DECK 6

Deck 6 features Stardust Theatre (mid level), Jewel Club Casino, Le Bistro French Restaurant, Corona Cigar Club, Magnum's Champagne & Wine Bar, Shakers...

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DECK 7

Deck 7 features Stardust Theatre (upper level), FYZZ Lounge & Bar, Chin Chin Asian Restaurant, Java Cafe, Crystal Atrium, art and photo galleries, Galleria...

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DECK 13

Deck 13 features Spinnaker Lounge, Sky High Bar, Cagney's Steakhouse, Star Bar, the jogging track, and the sports deck.

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CruiselineQ
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

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!

clarkalley
Contributor Level: Purser

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

cduffyiii
Contributor Level: Purser

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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Price

L

Size

Aug 2005

Built

6 yrs ago

Refurbished

2376

Total Passengers

2.18

Crew to Passenger Ratio

12

Number of Decks

1188

Total Cabins

41

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