January 2014 - Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - Western
We really enjoyed our cruise. The weather was perfect and the ports were awesome. The food was really good overall, there were only a few meals where i didn't have something that i didn't care for. Oh, but we were annoyed by one of the complimentary restaurants called Tsar's Palace. It had the exact same food as Azura (the other complimentary restaurant) but they had a stricter dress code for seemingly no reason. My husband and I both showed up wearing jeans and t shirts for dinner because we didn't know about the dress code and they said that I could come in and sit down and wait for him to go all the way back to our room and change. So we went to the other restaurant instead. The buffet probably had the best food and the most variety for all meals. The casino was fun, but I wish they had more than one blackjack table with a $5 minimum. There were constantly people hovering around the one $5 minimum table and it was hard to get a seat. Also, although there were lots of activites on the ship, most of the ones I wanted to do all took place at the same time. Other cruises I've done would have stuff like line dance classes in the mid morning/afternoon and not at night when the evening shows are going on. We paid extra to eat at the Teppanyaki restaurant, Chin Chin (chinese) and Moderno (Brazilian steakhouse) and all three of them were definitely worth the money. Hope this helps!