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Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 4 yrs ago    

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"I would like to see more changes in the menu in the dining rooms from night to night." in 46 reviews.

"The specialty restaurants were not worth the extra fee." in 12 reviews.

"...is my that should have one buffet freestyle( like the garden cafe ), 2 or 3 places that have assigned seating for and and..." in 29 reviews.




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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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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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Arthuramelia
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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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Slum Areas

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

If I had wanted to take a tour of poverty stricken areas I would have stayed home. I wouldn't recommend this cruise to anyone. The cruise may have been in the Caribbean, but it certainly wasn't what I was expecting. No crystal clear water, no white sandy beaches ...just shanties and dirty streets. WOW! What a disappointment. You should advertise the cruise as a tour of third world countries ...It ain't what I thought I was paying for. This was my last Norwegian cruise.

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rmarie20
Purser

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Great way to vacation!!!

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

There's so much to do on the Norwegian Jewel, too much to list all.  The shows were the most amazing we have ever seen and we have been cruising since 1999!   The "specialty restaurants" are up to par with exclusive restaurants on land.  The personnel are extremely attentive.  All of the personnel work very hard to make your cruise enjoyable.  The one disappointing factor was the commode not working properly, but the problem was resolved in less than 15 minutes. 

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mwkellys
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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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paynemartz1
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Bar servers.

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

Understaffed and unengaged! The entertainment "Cirque de Bijou" and cruise director Silas were top notch. I do not think children under 18 04 21 should be allowed in Spinaker Lounge after 10p.

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fun123
Deck Hand

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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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