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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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9 Night Southern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 28, 2008
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 9 years ago

We had a great time visiting Tortola, Antigua, Barbados, and St Lucia. We skipped the expensive excursions offered by the cruise and instead went with the locals, which turned to be a great experience. Just ask to be dropped off at the closest beach with the locals and within 5-10 minutes you are in heaven!
The only exception was Samana in Dominican Republic, which ranked the most overpriced cab ride and the least tourist friendly port. The cruise was in a very good condition, clean and lovely.
Our BEST family experience was the private Wii rooms including Karaoke. The shows were also great. I wish there were less of the Caribbean live music and more of Jazz. The buffet food was very good and included daily Indian, Chinese, and Tai food.
The main restaurant were slow, loud and the service was way lower than our past cruise trips. I wonder if that is way to get people use the specialty restaurants which require a cover charge.
Finally we loved the Kids club. Our five years old had a great time, found lots of friends through the club and allowed us to have a relaxing time.
We most definitely recommend this cruise ship and the southern Caribbean itinerary.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
5 out of 5
Marigot Bay in St. Lucia is one of the most beautiful places we have been too.
5 out of 5
If you love snorkeling you must visit Folkstone Beach.
5 out of 5

Pros: freestyle, trip itinerary, food

Cons: main restaurants service

Recommends Norwegian Jewel? Yes!

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