October 2013 - Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - Western
All NCL is interested in is $$$$$. They showed no concern for their passengers, just how to suck out additional $$$$$.
The "Service Charge" at the Spa is now 18% instead of 15%: At the "Specialty Restaurant" they request a "Tip" for the "Wait Staff" and another "Tip" for the "Cooks".
On our seven day cruise there was one production show, one good comedian, one piano player, and one so-so magician/comedian. The shows were very short. Of the TV channels sometimes available over half were either ship safety or ship advertisements.
The cabin (Deck five w/window) was small but servicable. The sagging mattress prevented turning over - there was no padding left in the middle.
The food in the main restaurants was OK, the service was well below average. It seems that the push was on for the specialty Restaurants ($$$$$).
Certain "Public" areas of the ship were closed to regular passengers, that is, reserved for a large (40 to 50 %) group.
As indicated in the title, we rate this cruise as #25 of our 25 cruises, if possible I would rate it even lower.