Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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4-6 cruises


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1 out of 5

not what I was hoping for

Sail Date: August 06, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Inside

Thought Norwegian would be a step up from others cruises.

Pros: didn't have to make beds or plan meals

Cons: WAY TOO CONGESTED! Practically sitting on someone elses lap around pool, couldn't walk freely around with so many chairs set up, cabin hallways congested with linen carts.

Recommends Norwegian Jewel? No.

Ship Quality
Garbage strewn about outside pool area, debris floating in pool. Pools themselves much too small (we prayed for rain just to clear out the overcrowding)
Food and Dining
Food was plentiful but average. Waited 1/2 hour to be seated for "speciality" restaurant even though we had reservations and then we were rushed through the meal.
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Nassau, Bahamas
Great Stirrup Cay (Cruiseline Private Island), Bahamas
Wait until reconstruction is completed before using this as a "beautiful" beach excursion. Getting off water taxi and stepping into a war zone wasn't pretty. TOO congested for a "private" beach experience.

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