Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

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1 out of 5

Free Style Dining IS NOT good!

Sail Date: October 18, 2008

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

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.

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.

Recommends Norwegian Jewel? No.

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Sydney, Nova Scotia
Not much going on here. Perhaps it was because we stopped in on a Sunday.
Quebec City, Quebec
Don't miss visiting the Isle of Orleans.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Peggy's Cove was great.
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Great little town and an island that is beatiful.
Don't Miss: Anne of Green Gables House - for those who've read the books.

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