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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe
Sail Date: June 15, 2009
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
Review SummaryThis 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!!
Ports of Call
Don't Miss: Must see something once (1 hour should do it). I had one slaw with apple in it that was good.
Don't Miss: The food and pub was wonderful - wish I could remember their name (beer "???coq")
Don't Miss: tour bus pub
Don't Miss: Boat Tour
Don't Miss: Entering and Leaving the port - it's BEAUTIFUL!!!
Pros: Room, smooth ride