November 2014 - Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - Western
I would like to say this cruise was "The Ugly, The Bad, The Good and The Excellent."
"The Ugly": a. stateroom was tiny and toilet was in a closet smaller than Airplane bathrooms!!
b. announcer in the casino had a heavily-accented screeching voice. (I asked the
2 mgrs to please get her to stop screaming, but to no avail. They were not at
"The Bad": a. Food wasn't consistently good. At breakfast "traditional buttermilk pancakes"
consisted of 2 quarter-sized "pancakes" with a cherry on top. Grilled mahi-
mahi was 2 fish-stick like pieces of fish on a huge bed of greens. Fries
always came in a 2-cup size.
b. Although I use a walker, no one offered to help me get my food in the Garden
c. The staff in the shops next to the Tsar's Palace were very snooty and
seemed only interested in visiting/flirting with each other and not helping
the potential customers.
"The Good": a. Otherwise, very friendly staff. Kudos to Mary Jane in the Garden Cafe,
Kendele in Asura, our room steward (4588), Cherry in Tsar's Palace,
and Alexandra on the cruise staff.
b. Baked breads and muffins were very light and fresh.
"Tne Excellent": The Cirque performances. MARVELOUS!!