July 2016 - Norwegian Jewel to Alaska - Inside Passage
We had a nice time on this cruise. Room was nice, room attendant was absolutely wonderful. Everything was wonderful, except for, in our opinion, the complimentary restaurants. Having only one other cruise to compare to (RCI), we found there to be no comparison in food quality or service. In our opinion, the food was rather bland and the choices were minimal. Food on our RCI cruise was wonderful, offering many more choices that on this cruise were only available in the "Specialty" ($$$) restaurants. Wait service was nothing special. Most servers we encountered were not smiling and seemed a little pre-occupied or "bothered" to have to serve us. Most of the slow, unfriendly service we received was not worthy of any additional reward, however, in the cases we did tip, we were overwhelmed with kindness if we were lucky enough to have that server again. On the RCI cruise we received this super friendly service from our first meal to the last. In that case we felt our tip was appreciated and not expected.