Free Style Dining IS NOT good!
Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York
Sail Date: October 18, 2008
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago
All was good except for the unacceptable waiting to be seated in a dining room for the evening meal. Either we stood in line 30 to 40 minutes prior to the opening of the dining room to ensure we would be seated during the 1st full seating of passengers OR we stood in line 10 minutes just to get a "beeper" that would call us when a table was available - usually another 30 to 40 minutes later.
Unless "assigned seating" for the evening meal is reinstated for at least one dining room - we will not cruise with Norwegian Cruise Lines again. This was our 2nd try at "Freestyle Dining," and it will be our LAST.
Ports of Call
Don't Miss: Anne of Green Gables House - for those who've read the books.
Pros: Once we got into the dining rooms, the food and service was good.
Cons: There was almost always a 30 to 45 minute wait to be seated in either dining room for the evening meal.