It was excellent

Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 16, 2007
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 10 years ago

When looking at the ship from land in the midst of all 6 other cruise boats in the harbor while at Grand Cayman, it was clearly the most beautiful one out there with it's decoratively painted sides.

This wasn't just a mask for a less-than-perfect ship. The ship was always kept very clean and the service was exceptional in most cases. In fact, there were attendants standing outside almost every venue that involved actual interaction with our hands holding hand sanitizer. Our stateroom was made-up or turned-down twice a day.

The food was excellent and, well, everything was awesome. I highly recommend NCL.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Excellent options for dining. Everywhere we ate, the food was top notch. We loved the buffet!


5 out of 5
The shows were absolutely amazing. I can't believe they were able to do some of the stuff that they did with a moving ship (aerial acrobatics.... come on...). The only show that was sub-par was the magic show (kids would have loved it though).

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
They were very very friendly. Some of the poolside staff were kinda snappy when you ordered a soda using your plan instead of a alcoholic beverage. They weren't rude, but you could tell they weren't happy about it because they wouldn't make gratuities on it.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Our kayak and snorkel excursion was fun but the snokeling area wasn't really all that great. The shops and their owners were way better than in Cozumel.
3 out of 5
Meh... not much to do unless you get an excursion. The shops are minimal and the sales people were pushy and irritating. It's Mexico... what do you want?
Don't Miss: Get an excursion...

Pros: The food, the shows, the service, cleanliness

Cons: Magic show

Recommends Norwegian Jewel? Yes!

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