I wish I lived on the Jewel!
Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean
Sail Date: August 12, 2007
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 10 years ago
The name Jewel was well chosen for this ship. It was beautiful! The decor was very well done. The ship was quiet, there was not a ton of smoke coming from the smoke stack. It was also very stable, the cruise was rather smooth.
I took an excursion at every port. All of them were great, except one. The one that was not great was good. I do suggest researching the Catholic holidays before booking your cruise. If you are interested in visiting the Vatican make sure it is not a holiday because it will be closed. The excursions appear expensive but it is the safest way to see the cities and get back to the ship on time. The guides lived in the cities we visited and took great pride in them. They were very knowledgeable, entertaining and made sure that all were present and accounted for.
I will most definitely cruise with NCL again. It was money well spent and I had a great time.
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Don't Miss: The Leaning Tower
Don't Miss: The church where Grace Kelley and the Prince were married.
Don't Miss: St. Peter's Square
Don't Miss: The ruins of Pompeii
Pros: The service was excellent!
Cons: The long walk from the food serving area to a table left the food cold sometimes, but that's no big deal.