August 2016 - 7 Night Alaska Sawyer Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Jewel
Alaska or Bust
Really enjoyed the cruise as a whole. The itinerary was fantastic and our excursions were wonderful. The food was good and the open dining was good for breakfast and lunch, but preferred a more quiet setting for dinner in the included specialty restaurants. Thought the prices in the specialty dining areas and drinks were higher than on other cruise lines. The Jewel did not have some of the more modern in-room features for checking onboard account or making reservations. The staff were fairly new in the dining areas. We encountered daily challenges with the toilet in our rooms not functioning because someone kept depositing things not intended for use in them. Getting onboard and off went very well.
Take time to go to Mendenhall Glacier and walk to the waterfall. Bring a towel and challenge yourself to put your foot/feet or walk in the water (feels like an ice bath) to the sand bar for great pictures.