Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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5 out of 5

We had a great time!

Sail Date: February 04, 2012

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Oceanview

We just got home from a 7 day cruise on NCL Jewel. It is a beautiful ship, well laid-out and easy to navigate. The entertainment was varied and really good, The shows included a magician-comedian who was really funny. There was a hypnotist who did a show for everyone one night and a late night show in a lounge, which was hysterical. This same hypnotist also gave a seminar and group hypnosis on weight loss. There was a Circque de Soleil type show, etc.
There were more activities on this cruise than I have experienced on any previous cruise , and I have been on many. The Cruise director and his staff were wonderful and the participation of the passengers was exceptional. We had so many things to do, one night we couldn't figure out how to have dinner! We met many fellow passengers because the atmosphere was so conducive to mixing. In crowded venues, people would invite you to sit with them , and we would do the same. This is rather unusual in my experience.
The food was good, and the buffet area was designed for easy access and no waiting even at the busiest times. The restaurants were beautiful , well run and the food and service were very good.
This was a great trip, and we can't wait to sail with NCL again.

Pros: Activities

Cons: Nassau

Recommends Norwegian Jewel? Yes!

Ship Quality
Lovely ship. We had an obstructed view cabin, which had a a big window and wasn't all that obstructed. There was an enormous amount of storage , lots of hangars. Our cabin had an overhead bunk, twin beds that could be a king, and a trundle, so four could fit. It was pretty spacious for the catagory. The beds were comfortable.
Food and Dining
A great variety of food in the Buffet area, with many stations. There was a huge salad area, pasta station , an Indian and Asian food station, a grill area with the usual hamburgers, etc. and always grilled chicken, etc. Of couse, dessert station,and made to order crepe station. Ice cream machines were a big hit.
Restaurants had a variety of options, both exotic and offerings of steak , chicken, fish and pasta every night. So, no one should be hungry. And then there was the chocolate buffet....
Cabin / Stateroom
See above. And our cabin steward was so great , we wanted to keep him.
Service and Staff
This includes everyone we came in contact with, the staff was wonderful, from the officers to every catagory of staff.
Superb! Inclusive , friendly ,upbeat. The crew in charge of keeping us entertained became like family after a short time.

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