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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

1 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 09, 2008
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 10 years ago

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Food and Dining

1 out of 5
I felt sick after nearly every free meal. The steakhouse and sushi restaurant's which had cover charges were great. However the restaurants without a cover charge were sub-par. The one time I ordered room service and got pizza it was under cooked and tasteless.


1 out of 5
Late night activities were lacking. The only option was pretty much the Spinikar Lounge and it wasn't all that great. The DJ played the same songs night after night. Beer tasting was disappointing since all of the beers were common beers found in the U.S. not any exotic beers only found in the Caribbean.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Staff very friendly but could get confused at times/confuse guests. At the steakhouse the one waiter made it seem like we had to order one of the specialty waters and didn't offer us tap water. Staff was very friendly and helpful but could be extremely slow at times. A few of them memorized our drink orders by the end of the trip which was nice.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Size of the ship was nice. Layout was poor. I had to either walk through a restaurant and interrupt other people's meals to get to my room or walk all the way around to the other side of the ship which was a huge hassle.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Size was decent, not too cramped. Mattresses were fairly comfortable.
5 out of 5
Mr. Sanchos Beach Resort was really nice. $60 to rent a Jet Ski for half an hour. Lots of great drinks and the best guacamole I have ever had. Very friendly staff. Senior Frogs was a lot of fun as well.
Don't Miss: Mr. Sanchos/Senior Frogs
1 out of 5
Very expensive exchange rate right now. $40 for 2 burgers and 3 beers at Margaritaville. Didn't stay very long, everything was much cheaper in Cozumel

Pros: Getting Off The Boat

Cons: Quality Of Food/Lack of Activiites/Drink Prices

Recommends Norwegian Jewel? No.

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