Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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3 out of 5

Cruise was fair, not great.

Sail Date: February 18, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/young children

Room Type: Inside

I for one like to know in advance what I will be paying for a vacation. You pay one price and everything should be included, with the exception of alcohol and gambling. I have a family of 4, I think it is terrible business to hit people up on a cruise for everything under the sun. We needed to check our emails and we were charged, I played an air hockey game with my son and I was charged, I even had to ask the housekeeper for bar soap for my bathroom. I thought that was a disgrace. There was nothing complimentary offered at all, everything was a surcharge. I have a son 12 and a daughter 6 and they were even charged $12 per day for being on the ship, a bit much. We are very neat and organized and I feel for the money charged we could go on vacation elsewhere and get a better deal for our money.

Pros: Availability to dine whenever.

Cons: Nickel and dimed over everything. Charge one flat rate and be done with it!

Recommends Norwegian Jewel? No.

Cabin / Stateroom
No amenities, bar bones, small TV from the 80's (where is the flat screen). Had to keep asking for bar soap, drain in shower was clogged, which is quite disgusting.
Service and Staff
OK, but not great.
Be careful, some are free and some are not.
Children's Programs
Decent, but not great.
Ship Quality
Very clean, this is very important for me.
Food and Dining
Great food, healthy choices, I was a fan.

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