Disappointing

Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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9 Night Southern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 09, 2009
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 8 years ago
I have been on about 8 cruises on different cruise lines before this cruise.

The "ship" is the sum of all aspects. The physical ship was great, however I was a little disappointed in the general management of the ship. For example, disembarking at the ports and taking tours always involved a mob scene and standing in line for a long time. Most restaurants require a $10.00 per person/per meal cover charge. After paying $3,300.00 for the cruise, I was disappointed they charge $2.50 for a can of soda.

All things considered, in the future, I will go to all inclusive land resorts.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Very disappointing.

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
My roon stewards were great. As a group, the other staff I came in contact with were not very friendly.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
I decided to walk around town instead of taking a tour, and I did not feel safe.

Pros: The ship was clean and well maintained, the room steward was very good

Cons: Food was very average, (I prefer Applebee's), Freestyle cruising means standing in line and many extra charges

Recommends Norwegian Jewel? No.

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