Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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5 out of 5

itinerary delivers exciting ports

Sail Date: May 07, 2007

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The ship handles a huge crowd of over 2300 people very easily. Main positive in crowd control are lots of fast moving elevators. Yes, there were lines , but they moved quickly, and you didn't need to have a strategy to avoid congestion or long lines. We noticed that past reviewerscomplained about specialty restaurant reservations being hard to obtain. NCL has now established a policy that reservations can only be accepted 48 hrs in advance, so there is more openings thru a cruise. We had no problems getting reservations at Cagneys steak house for the last night of the cruise. Our balcony cabin was clean, comfortable and very quiet.

Pros: The Itinerary is fantastic. Cairo is the highlight. followed by Athens, Ephesus, Istanbul, Crete and 4 other unique Greek Islands.

Cons: I am somewhat physically limited on walking. There is defiintely room for improvement to meet the US standards set out in the disability act of 1990.

Recommends Norwegian Jewel? Yes!

Corfu, Greece
Mykonos, Greece
We had dinner at a restaurant named Alegro in the downtown area. It was very good and overloooked the harbor. They have a nice small seafood plater of local seafood.
Santorini, Greece
Fira, the capital city is impressive, Oia is pretty, but seemed to be a tourist trap
Don't Miss: Taste and purchase the sesame seed coated candy is fantastic.
Izmir, Turkey
Tour to Ephesus , the old city and to the home of Mary are both very impressive.
Don't Miss: The ruins at Ephesus.are outstanding.
Alexandria (Cairo), Egypt
The two day overnight is a must. Very efficient ,wonderful tour. See comments above on activities and entertainment.
Don't Miss: Pyramids and Sphinx
Istanbul, Turkey
Blue Mosque, Spice market, Grand Bazaar, are all very unique. We did not see Topkapi palace, and we regret that.
Santorini, Greece
Fira, the capital city is impressive, Oia is pretty, but seemed to be a tourist trap
Don't Miss: Taste and purchase the sesame seed coated candy is fantastic.
Istanbul, Turkey
Blue Mosque, Spice market, Grand Bazaar, are all very unique. We did not see Topkapi palace, and we regret that.
Iraklion (Heraklion), Crete
Minoan palace is very interesting. Great opportunity to buy Cretan olive oil.-- the best olive oil in the world.
Izmir, Turkey
Tour to Ephesus , the old city and to the home of Mary are both very impressive.
Don't Miss: The ruins at Ephesus.are outstanding.
Iraklion (Heraklion), Crete
Minoan palace is very interesting. Great opportunity to buy Cretan olive oil.-- the best olive oil in the world.
Mykonos, Greece
We had dinner at a restaurant named Alegro in the downtown area. It was very good and overloooked the harbor. They have a nice small seafood plater of local seafood.
Alexandria (Cairo), Egypt
The two day overnight is a must. Very efficient ,wonderful tour. See comments above on activities and entertainment.
Don't Miss: Pyramids and Sphinx
Corfu, Greece


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