Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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Experience
2-3 cruises

Review
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3 out of 5

Just got back!

Sail Date: July 31, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Balcony

beautiful ship

Pros: the night entertainment was amazing, especially le cirque bisou and the nickolodeon staff

Cons: the majority of the kids' club staff had no business handling kids. explanation is below.

Recommends Norwegian Jewel? Yes!

Children's Programs
We have a MAJOR complaint about the kids' club staff for the 2-5 year olds. the majority of the staff never smiled (with the exception of 1 or 2 of them), they never gave us the warm and welcoming feeling that parents should get when dropping their kids off to be cared for by someone else. in particular, ALABAMA was TERRIBLE. her attitude was poor and the way she spoke to us was downright rude. she has no business caring for kids.
Cabin / Stateroom
rooms were great. however, the drainage in the showers didn't work so well.
Service and Staff
the general cruise staff was great..... Tom our stateroom attendant was awesome. i loved Kristy in the spa.
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
I would have liked to see more of a rotation in food choices at the buffet, especially at breakfast.
Entertainment
we loved le cirque bisou and the nickolodeon shows
Port Canaveral, Florida
we opted not to do Port Canaveral, but we arranged to go to Magic Kingdom instead. it was a great day.
Don't Miss: Disney
Nassau, Bahamas
we went to the Atlantis. awesome. we looked at the Atlantis excursion through NCL, but at the time they were sold out and we couldn't be guaranteed tickets. we also didn't want to be bothered with the 1st-come-1st-serve tickets at the Atlantis, so we just booked a room for the day through the Atlantis. it is marginally cheaper this way but at least we were guaranteed entry that day.
Don't Miss: the Atlantis.
Great Stirrup Cay (Cruiseline Private Island), Bahamas
It was ok. 3000 people off-loaded onto a small beach isn't really very relaxing or private, but the kids had fun. i just wish there was more shade options as it was sweltering hot.


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