Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

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4-6 cruises


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2 out of 5

"Sales" Knows what they're Doing!

Sail Date: June 15, 2009

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

This could have been a WONDERFUL cruise, but the "entertainment" was too obscure - ONLY in overcrowded theater and not well communicated!! Calling the bands "musicians" was a stretch of a good imagination!! There were SOME good entertainers that I found on the 11th day of 12 - too late to enjoy them. FreeStyle Cruising is a cover-up for cost cutting and crappy food. The ship is too big for any handicap people - you must walk a mile to get anywhere and all the places end up identical to each other. Cruise director needs to get an ear for sound and a new suit that fits. Food was cheap, greasy, and poor quality. Kids should not be allowed on cruise ships - unsupervised children could have led to major catastrophes.

Going to St. Petersburg, Russia was a major selling point, but turned out to be a disappointment not worth two days. I would prefer an extra one in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, or even Tallinn!!

Pros: Room, smooth ride


Recommends Norwegian Jewel? No.

Tallinn, Estonia
Shopping good, not pushy. Food and Pubs' beer excellent!!
Don't Miss: The food and pub was wonderful - wish I could remember their name (beer "???coq")
Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany
Didn't spend the money to go INTO Berlin, but the local city was nice.
Stockholm, Sweden
Too beautiful, couldn't see enough. This is where we would have liked to spend the majority of the trip!!!! The Swede's respect their land and air. Bicycles, walking, layout of city, waterways, people.
Don't Miss: Entering and Leaving the port - it's BEAUTIFUL!!!
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Beautiful architecture that gets boring after you've seen one. Understanding their history is not justification for keeping the city in this over-dramatized condition.
Don't Miss: Must see something once (1 hour should do it). I had one slaw with apple in it that was good.
Helsinki, Finland
Not enough time. Would have liked to try the bus pub that goes around the town at 2pm, but it would have cut too close. Great entertainers in the park there - they should have been the ship's musicians/entertainers.
Don't Miss: tour bus pub
Copenhagen, Denmark
Excursion no-showed, but just as well - went on tour in boat. It's a beautiful city!
Don't Miss: Boat Tour

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