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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 18, 2012
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago

We loved it. There were activities planned for every age group. The food was decent, but if you are not flexible in trying new things, you may find yourself eating the same foods over and over again, unless you upgrade to other dining options. We loved all the food and found no need to. My son absolutely loved the Kids Club. I felt comfortable while he was there and they offered a phone to contact me in case he needed me at any time. The entertainment was of good quality and a decent variety. There could have been better excursions that were less expensive than amusement parks in Florida. We just shopped and went to a local restaurant. Great Stirrup Cay was a great day to truly relax and enjoy the beach for FREE!!! Our Dolphin Encouter in Nassau was well worth it and the serenity of the included beach day and lack of crowding there was an added bonus for the price.

The cons. Not much, just merely technical. Some things that were recommended for over 18 should have been at parents discretion. There were great, new movies played on the TV, but we wish we had known when some of them were playing; we could have scheduled kids naps around them. There were typographical errors on almost every document created daily on the ship. For an international travel company, this seemed to be something that one would not anticipate seeing on a daily basis, but it was and we turned it into a game after the character breakfast where star was written as strar on the menu. We only wish that we could have had longer times at the port which other ships did that were at port at the same time. Disembarkation also seemed chaotic and unprepared.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
God bless those dancers and acrobats when that ships was rocking like crazy!!!

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Again, Abra Cadabra was the best caregiver a mom could ask for. I hope that she is recognized for her excellent service. We feel blessed to have met her. she has left us with a lasting impression. We only wish we shared our address with her to keep in contact.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Abra Cadabra was the best caregiver a mom could ask for. I hope that she is recognized for her excellent service. We feel blessed to have met her. Teesh, our waiter that we loved all week was fantastic. Ocean was kind at the kids club. Richard, the cruise director, was funny and we think they could make a lot of money off of creating a bobble head doll of him. George, the assistant cruise director, had a dry humor that was funny and he did a great job of commanding the crowd.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
For a family friendly ship, you only had a tub if you had a large stateroom. although this is normal, it is not easy to shower small children.

Pros: Freestyle Dining, Kids Club

Cons: Rough Seas

Recommends Norwegian Jewel? Yes!

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