Not what I expected

Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 27, 2011
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago

As this was my first cruise and it was during Hurricane Irene, the first 2 days were very rocky. They emptied the pools (for safety reasons) and when the seas calmed down, EVERYONE wanted to go in the pools which made it very crowded. There definitely is not enough pools for the amount of people onboard the ship.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Specialty restaurants were very good, however, my granddaughter found a hair in her food which was a bit disturbing. The restaurant gave us credit for her dinner.


5 out of 5
The shows that were performed by Fire and Ice were excellent.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
The kids program was excellent. The staff was great with the kids. We especially liked Super.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The ship staff was excellent. Our stateroom attendees (Rodney and Cherry) were awesome. They knew us by name from the very first day of the cruise.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
It was little confusing trying to find some of the restaurants.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Was a little disappointed with the Kennedy Space Center.
5 out of 5
We did the Sea Lion Encounter. It was awesome.

Pros: The entertainment

Cons: Not enough pools

Recommends Norwegian Jewel? Yes!

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