Good value for the money

Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 14, 2012
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 5 years ago
My husband and I were traveling with our 18 month old. We didn't come across one staff member that wasn't friendly and willing to do what they could to help.We feel that it was a great ship for families, however, there wasn't anything geared towards our daughter's age. They had an "Under 2 Zoo" which was a joke- half a set of mega blocks, two ripped tents, and a fisher-price toy. The room was literally a closet. They also would not let babies in swim diapers go in the pool which was a major surprise to us and huge disappoint as our daughter loves to swim. The pillows were hard as bricks. The tendering system getting off the boat was complete chaos. The lines ran the length of the ship, people were yelling at each other, and no staff members were to be found.
However, we do feel that with older kids this would be a great value for the money. The ship was very clean. The food was ok. We will return to NCL... just with kids out of diapers and our own pillows.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food was ok.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Not enough activities for younger kids. Adult activities were ok. Shows were good. The hypnotist was excellent!

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
There looked like there were great activities for kids over 2... unfortunately, our daughter was not allowed to participate in any of them because she was only 18 months. Very disappointing because she would have enjoyed a lot of them.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Topnotch service throughout.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was very clean and an easy layout.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
My husband and I have both cruised before staying in interior rooms and didn't think twice about booking one, however with a family, you need a larger room. The interior room is VERY TINY. It was well kept though and well decorated. Just bring your own pillows. They were hard as bricks.

Pros: Service was excellent. All staff very friendly.

Cons: Not enough activities for under 2.

Recommends Norwegian Jewel? Yes!

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