Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean
Sail Date: May 14, 2006
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 11 years ago
It was overall a great trip. Personal were very friendly and helpful. Shows were good to great. Excursions were well organized. Ship was very clean. Infection control measures of the ship were outstanding. Hand sanitizers placed everywhere on board. Ship is very large, easy to get turned around. Freestyle dining was much better than set dining times especially when the excursions may have come in later than expected. Speciality resturants were difficult to obtain a reservation unless done the first night of the cruise for the entire week. Main dining rooms Azure and Zsar's Palace needed no reservation and were very good. Transport arranged through the Cruiseline from the airport to the port was a mess. Not enough buses available, Many names were not on the list for transport (0nly 2 of our 4 names were listed.) Ended up waiting 3.5 hours for more buses to come and transport us to the port. This was the last thing we wanted to do after traveling all night. Hopefully this has been worked out since we were the first cruise out of the Barcelona port this season.
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Pros: Free style dining was great, being able to go to one of the many resturants any time you want
Cons: Many of the resturants required a reservation. If this wasn't done the first night on board for all the evenings, reservations were impossible to obtain. A few of the resturants required a $10-$15 per person cover charge which goes against my grain when you are paying much for the cruise.