Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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2-3 cruises


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1 out of 5

Did not meet expectations

Sail Date: August 20, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

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.

Pros: entertainment

Cons: Paying for the really good food on board

Recommends Norwegian Jewel? No.

Ship Quality
The carpets in both cabins we had were very dirty.
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
The friendliest people were the washy washy ladies
Children's Programs
Port Canaveral, Florida
Pontoon trip to see manatees and dolphins was ok - but overpriced.
Great Stirrup Cay (Cruiseline Private Island), Bahamas
Too crowded. Very annoying and unorganized trying to get off the ship to get on the tender to the island.

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