Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

2-3 cruises


Helpful Votes

1 out of 5

Never again

Sail Date: August 20, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Inside

The staterooms were roomy and clean. The beds were extremely comfortable. The staff was very friendly. Most of the food had a weird taste. Their were not enough activities to keep everyone busy. The complimentary rum and punch for missing a port had little to no rum in it.

Pros: not having to drive anywhere

Cons: not enough to do

Recommends Norwegian Jewel? No.

My 18 year old was bored. If it wasn't for the basketball court, my 13 year old would have been bored. The comedian, Steven Scott was excellent. The rest of the entertainment was disappointing.
Food and Dining
Food had a funny taste. Cheese for nachos was watery and cold. Tables were cleared off but not wiped. Steak in restaurant was chewy but steak cooked on grill poolside was excellent. Seemed to be the same food or leftovers recycled.
Ship Quality
We saw an employee cleaning the silver area along the bottom of the stairs and an hour later another employee was given the same job while the hand rails were sticky. Arms on chairs were sticky too.
Cabin / Stateroom
Clean and roomy. I slept better in the bed on the ship than I ever have in a hotel.
Service and Staff
Staff was always cheerful.
Great Stirrup Cay (Cruiseline Private Island), Bahamas
We should have rented a raft on the ship because they ran out of them. Too many people in the same small area. Jelly fish everywhere.
Port Canaveral, Florida
We went to Cocoa Beach by the pier. The pier was a disgrace but we really enjoyed riding the waves. We rented boogie boards. I'm glad that we did not book our transportation through the cruise because it would have cost much more.

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