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Norwegian Jewel is a large ship, carrying 2376 passengers and 1089 crew, and sails from San Pedro (Los Angeles), California and Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia.

Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 5 yrs ago    

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What people said about this ship:

"Dropped off our bags and went to the dining room for lunch, figuring the buffet might be crowded." in 62 reviews.

"Did not like the push to pay the extra money for the specialty restaurant." in 16 reviews.

"My biggest problem with the Jewel was the Garden Cafe." in 41 reviews.


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no gold

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had trouble getting my husband's gold status.  Kept getting different answers and no one seemed concerned about it.  Took us six attempts to finally get a card that had it on(I had one and husband has traveled with me).  If this is the service that gold members get, don't know if we want to do trip to get to next level.

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Mexican Rivera via Norwegian Jewel

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It was amazing! The state room was a perfect size, I expected smaller. We didn't spend alot of time in our stateroom since there was so much to do on the ship.  Every night the ship would leave a daily schedule for the next day activities, and shows, so you can plan your day. There never was a null moment.

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The ship was great, the art auctions were terrible

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I had a great time on the Jewel, the food was great, the entertainment incredible. The bad part for me was the Park West Art Auctions. Jessica and the auctioneer were both rude and not helpful. I wrote to Park West but they never replied. I will never attend an auction by then again.

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Mexico trip

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  Good Day Dear Steven, It was a nice short refreshing trip. This was our third trip to Mexico though shortest one. The passengers were all ages and this mix was also nice and more lively. NCL Jewel 12th floor dining area is better organized in six different isles (not like Holland America where you make long line to be served). The chef prepared more vegetable dishes and were very tasty. The room was small; not easy to walk around. Every now and then there was big noises which I did complained to NCL. When one day was left in cruising then they offered to change the stateroom and offered  a free dinner for two which I refused. Otherwise we had good time. There is a NCL Star cruise is coming in October for 20 days for Asia and Middle East.Can you send some details about cost? Attached also find the final statement from NCL. Are we supposed to receive $50 from your company? Have a great day. There is no place to attach the statement. Send me an email address so I can forward it to you.  

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Fits our style.

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Schedule was full of activities and devoid of requirements. Specialty restaurants were small enough to be cozy and big enough to allow for reasonable reservation times. Service was always cheerful and available. Suite was very comfortable. Will stick to our Norwegian only plan.

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First time on NCL

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My adult children and I had a great cruise on NCL Jewel to the Mexican Riviera. I had just sailed on Princess on the same route with my girlfriend so it was fun to compare. Iliked the food a bit better on Princess and I liked that they kept the portions small. I did not like the a la carte dining. I opted for the 3 specialty restaurant package at $70 per person. We ate twice at Le Bistro because it was by far the classiest. Cagneys was our other choice and had filet mignon and lobster which was great. Confusing liquor policy but I got three bottles on board with a corckage fee of $15 each. I like Princess' policy better with one free bottle per adult. 

I HATED Princess' giant outdoor video screen at the pool that seemed always at ear splitting decibels. If I want to zone out and watch TV all day I'll staty at home. The giant screen could be a deal breaker which my prevent me from ever going on Princess(or any other ship with these obnoxious screens) again.

NCL seems a great deal at first but they do tend to charge for a lot of extras. A great cruise none the less

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Fun trip

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It was a fun trip. The crew is very friendly and accommodating. I wish there were more activities  that were exclusively just for the 20-30's crowd. I expecially enjoyed the magician. He's hilarious!!!

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Good food ,good entertainment, great staff

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My wife and  were very happy with our trip.The weather was great , the ports were beautiful, the food was good, the entertainment was good, and we were treated very well. On past cruises we have had problems with the food being cold or luke warm. Our food on Norwegian was always warm. The only negative thing was during the day during at sea days, there was not a lot for us to do. We are not drinkers or gamblers. On other cruise lines they have crafts for my wife and movies for us to go to. I think Norwegian should include these as we get tired of looking for whales! Not everyone enjoys bingo and trivia games. At night there was a lot to do that we really enjoyed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Great Value

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My wife and I thought this was a very enjoyable cruise, well worth the price.  The ultimate beverage package saved us some money but be aware that it does not include bottled water or any of the drinks (alcoholic and non alcoholic) from the mini fridge in your stateroom.  The service onboard was spotty, some great experiences and some bad experiences.  Food quality was good but not great.  We did some specialty dining but found the service and food quality not that much better than the main dining and probably not worth the added cost.  Others must have felt the same way because the specialty dining was not well attended.  There were a lot of things and a wide variety of things to do while onboard the ship.  We did not purchase any of the available onboard shore excursions and instead we just went ashore and took advantage of tours available at the dock.  We had great experiences, met some great friends, and saved a bunch of money by doing this.

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Some changes

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We appreciated the streamlined embarking procedures and wondered how the disembarking ones could be improved.  Far too much time in line trying to get through, including a long hurry-up-and-wait time on the ship's deck before being allowed to proceed down the Z-way.

We had the dining package which worked out nicely since we didn't have to pay any extra charges at the now-ala carte restaurants.  However, I can't see how this change is going to net  NCL any additional monies.  The excellent Italian restaurant was empty. 

Really appreciated the no-smoking policy!

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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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