very disappointed

Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Sail Date: March 01, 2011
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago

tipping policy rediculous automatically added on to the bill regardless or satisfaction, childrens programs poor, mostly sat around and played pictionary etc, nickalodeon piece minimal, evening buffet minimal, pools filled with salt water from ocean kids had hard time swimming in pool burned eyes, boat had nothing execpt bars past 10:30pm if with kids no movies pool and hot tubs closed, back in room watching tv, tends to cater to drinkers, might as well save the money and stay home,

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
depending on restaurant the extra fees much more expensive than advertised mostly $20-25 not the 10-15 they advertise, not all servers speak good english so a few mix ups with food choices, a few nights service very slow, buffet good variey exept for late night


1 out of 5
childrens programs poor, night time entertainment not all family friendly, pools close early and kids program close early so nothing to do with kids past 10:30

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
staff friendly however not much for them to work with rooms small nick jr not part of the programming which is very deceiving, sat around and played white board games most of the time, not too exciting for money spent

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
most of the staff very pleasant

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
easy to get around boat pretty some decor outdated but very clean

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
rooms a little on the smaller size however clean

Pros: food was good ship was clean

Cons: entertainment poor, childrens programs poor, boat shuts down after 10:30exoect for bars

Recommends Norwegian Jewel? No.

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