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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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Norwegian Jewel

5 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail Date: April 12, 2009

Ship: Norwegian Jewel

Cabin Type: Suite

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Review Summary

The ship was clean and well-maintained. I liked the idea that hand sanitizers were available all over the ship to help prevent the spreading of germs.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food on the lunch and breakfast buffet was great; however, the main dining room could use some improvement. The specialty restaurants are good (with the exception of Mama's Italian Kitchen) but those are all extra.


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
we had a mini-suite on Deck 11--very nice.

Ports Of Call

George Town, Grand Cayman

1 out of 5
Do NOT take the beach excursion. The resort is old and run-down and you have to pay extra for beach umbrellas. The transportation to and from the beach was horrible (old school buses w/o air conditioning) and not enough of them.
Don't Miss: I think you'd have to find that on your own. People who did the sting ray tour which was supposed to be a must see were also disappointed.

Pros: free-styling dining

Cons: having to pay extra for everything, including soft drinks!

Recommends Norwegian Jewel? No.

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