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Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 4 yrs ago    

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What people said about this ship:

"The dining was very good with a nice variety of menu items in the main dining rooms." in 52 reviews.

"But they can do away with a few of the specialty restaurant s on board such as the Mexican restaurant." in 13 reviews.

"LOTS of people eat at Garden Cafe... high QUANTITY of food eaten." in 35 reviews.




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NCL WESTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Jewel | Sail Date: Apr 11, 2015

Probably my biggest complaint is the size of the cabin, especially the bathroom.  Neither one of us could sit on the toilet without being inches from the wall.  So we both sat angled which wasn't very comfortable.

The ship was clean and the stewards were wonderful each night doing the little towel art that puts a smile on your face.

As to food, while it was good, we both felt the food was better on Holland America.  The buns in the Tsar restaurant were fresh the rest of the pastries on board were a little dry.

As to entertainment, there was too much dancing and singing and not enough variety.  The magician was good but a little risque and this was a shown children were invited too.  He even had a child on stage and it just wasn't right.

I did appreciate the way they handled the shore excursions as it was all very organized, especially the day were off shore in Belize and took boots into Belize.

 

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bradleylowe87
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Beauty, Relaxation, and Comfort

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Jewel | Sail Date: Apr 11, 2015

First let me say I used to work on an NCL cruise ship and have experience with cruising... The Jewel was fantastic! Freestyle cruising is the absolute ONLY way to cruise... the food wasn't AMAZING but there was a lot of it and a good amount of variety... I wish there were more options at lunch and breakfast because those menus NEVER changed. 

The entertainment was FANTASTIC and the cruise director was by far the best cruise director out there... (unfortunately she announced our trip was her last as well)

The room was clean, the steward very friendly, and the ports and excursions were fun and beautiful! My partner and I enjoyed ourselves from entry to disembarking. 

Definitely recommend this cruise!!! GET OFF THE SHIP AT ALL 3 ports! SEE THE SHOWS!!!! Go Cave Tubing!!!! SNORKEL in Honduras!!!!

 

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debra711
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our cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Jewel | Sail Date: Apr 11, 2015

It was ok, they really need to come up with a way for you to communicate with your party while on the ship since most people can't use their phones. The food is ok but not great. We ate at the Teppanya restaurant it was excellent, well worth the money. The television should have the schedule of entertainment listed each night for the next day, it I so confusing trying to figure out what is happening when. The check in process was really easy and leaving the ship  was really easy. Cozmel was crowded, Belize was ok but Roatan was really pretty. We have cruised on three different companies and Norwegian and Royal Carribean are the best, skip Carnival unless you are 18 to 21 and don't want to sleep at all. 

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Delightful Cruise

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We enjoyed the ship, the wonderful service provided by the crew, the delicious meals and the the interesting destinations. In particular we loved the trip to the Mayan ruins from Belize.

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Awesome "JEWEL" cruise April 11-18, 2015

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Jewel | Sail Date: Apr 11, 2015

We had a wonderful cruise to the Caribbean...Cozumel, Belize and Roatan...great ship, great crew and great weather...what more could we ask for?!? I know...never having to disembark Crying Seriously though...from the captain to our room steward, everyone was excellent...this was our 2nd cruise on the Jewel within 4 months and we are sorry to see her leave Houston Crying

We had a Jewel of a cruise and are looking forward to sailing her again in the near future Love

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Jewel Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Jewel | Sail Date: Apr 11, 2015

Excellent staff. Always friendly, courteous, helpful & professional. Best I've ever experienced on 9 cruises. Super food, especially steaks. Great shows, especially comedian & magician. Band at pool way too loud. Embark & disembark well organized & went smoothly

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jimdejarnett
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The Best

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Jewel | Sail Date: Apr 11, 2015

I can't say enough good things about the cruise or the staff.

The Magician/Comedian/Singer (J.P.) was "THE BEST". Of course it is only my opinion. All entertainment was super and the food beyond compare.

You could not ask for a better Cruise Director.

Thanks for a great vacation break; I'll be back.

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Best cruise ship food

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Jewel | Sail Date: Apr 04, 2015

The best things were the food and the destinations.  We did not have the food package and I'm glad we didn't because the complimentary food was outstanding.  I did have the beverage package which for me, was not something I'd do again.  We booked an ocean view room so that we'd have the free ultimate beverage package but we had no view of the ocean because the windows were frosted over to cover up a view of the life boats.  We had no idea we wouldn't have an oceanview when we booked.  This was disappointing.  The ports were very nice.  We loved the fairly new port of Honduras and went to Campo del mar for the beach break.  Just lovely.  The entertainment is pretty good.  The pools are small and we never went in cause they were filled all the time but we could always find somewhere to sunbathe.  All in all it was a good cruise.

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yogitanpatel
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Family Cruise 2015

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Jewel | Sail Date: Apr 04, 2015

We had an amazing experience on our family vacation. The only thing that we would change is the variety of foods offered in the dining halls. In our group of 11, some of the members are Indian vegetarian. We asked for a special menu for them, after about 2-3 days of asking, we finally got some accommodations.

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brubs
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Good but not the greatest

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Norwegian Jewel | Sail Date: Apr 04, 2015

I've cruised other cruise lines and found this one to be ok, but not the greatest. The service was not as "perky" and friendly. Half of the crew on the floors were females, a lot more than other cruise lines. There were inconsistencies with the service each floor was getting in their staterooms. Our room never got chocolate at our bedside, no room service menus, breakfast order forms, beach towels, laundry bags, etc. Some floors got them.  I found that it wasn't "all inclusive." If you wanted to use the all adult pool/spa, you had to pay extra. Also there were a lot of restaurants but they were additional charges to eat there. My young ones wanted to meet the Nickelodeon characters and that too was an additional "special event breakfast" for extra charge. Same goes with the karaoke. Room service had a surcharge of 18% after midnight. All the drinks also had 18% surcharge/gratuity added. The photo counter charged me extra for the close-up pictures saying it cost more because they used a 15mm lens. They had some sort of Asian food at the buffet daily but it was horrible. They had an all out farewell pool party on the deck with NO food.  Perhaps if I didn't know any better I would think this cruise was fabulous but I've seen other cruise lines do things a bit different so I am biased. Just my opinion. 

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