April 2016 - 7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Jewel
Not for kids under 3
The staff was friendly and responsive, embarkation/disembarkation was a breeze, and the onboard entertainment was fun as usual.
The food, however, was just OK. Not as good as I became accustomed too on other NCL cruises. Also, wait times seemed significantly longer in the main dining room, even during non-peak hours.
My biggest complaint is with regard to onboard amenities for small children. Children under 3 cannot be dropped off at the Splash Academy, and the under-3 "Guppies" play room was essentially a windowless storage closet which could not comfortably fit more than two families. The children's "pool" is so small, it likewise could only accommodate a few families at a time. By the last two days at sea, my 2 1/2 year old had terrible cabin fever.
that said, if your children are over 3 years old, my almost-5 year old daughter had a blast the few times we dropped her off at the Splash Academy.