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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 17, 2011
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago

Overall, the ship was better than expected. The food was good and the options were decent. But they can do away with a few of the specialty restaurants on board such as the Mexican restaurant. Also, like a lot of other reviewers have already mentioned, they will try to get as much money out of you as possible so don't be fooled into buying a bunch of bingo cards because they're a waste of money. In terms of the itinerary, two out of the three destinations were a waste of time. There wasn't much to do at Port Canaveral aka Cocoa Beach unless you wanted to spend a few hundred dollars and go to Disney World or Universal which was an hour away. The private island, Great Stirrup Cay, wasn't much better since it felt like a fake island with all of the construction going around. And one other negative about it is that you have to wake up extra early to just get a tender ticket to hop on a boat that brings you there. As for the final destination, Nassau, this was the best destination out of the three because there were tons of stuff to do and you didn't have to spend alot of money or waste time to get to the places. But other than that, my girlfriend and I had a nice time on the ship and in the Bahamas. so maybe next time we'll just go straight to the Bahamas instead.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5


3 out of 5
Wished there were more entertainment options during the day but the comedian, David Naster, was pretty good.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Everyone was nice and friendly and helpful.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Overall, the room steward did a nice job in the room. However, the sheets didn't get replaced during our 7-night stay there so it felt kind of disgusting.

Pros: 1. Food was better than expected 2. Room steward was professional and our room was nice and neat at all times. 3. Comedian was awesomely funny!

Cons: 1. Two out of the three ports were a waste of time since there wasn't much to do. Only Nassua provided the most enjoyable time. 2. Not enough entertainment on board as we were mostly bored. 3. Bed sheets weren't changed at all.

Recommends Norwegian Jewel? Yes!

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