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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

1 out of 5
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7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 20, 2011
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago

The cruise was disappointing because we could not go to Nassau due to the hurricane. It would have been nice to have an alternate port, say Bermuda, rather than be on the sea for 3-1/2 days :( We could have done without the stop at Port Canaveral. I felt bad for the folks who spent big bucks on trips to the Orlando theme parks for just a 1/2 day visit.
The quality of the food in the regular restaurants was just ok. The really high quality food in the specialty restaurants was an added expense.
The pool area was way too crowded; as was Great Stirrup Cay.
There were very few places to find peace and quiet.
I would not choose NCL for my next cruise.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
The friendliest people were the washy washy ladies

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The carpets in both cabins we had were very dirty.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Pontoon trip to see manatees and dolphins was ok - but overpriced.
1 out of 5
Too crowded. Very annoying and unorganized trying to get off the ship to get on the tender to the island.

Pros: entertainment

Cons: Paying for the really good food on board

Recommends Norwegian Jewel? No.

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