Ported at Ballantyne, not Canada Place

Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to U.S. - Pacific, Northwest

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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4 Night Pacific Coastal (Los Angeles To Vancouver)
Sail Date: May 15, 2012
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago

This was our first cruise experience. Overall, it seemed like a very good value, and we would do it again.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Really liked the food. Only thing is, a little disappointed at the dessert selection for vegetarians. Also, a little disappointed there were not nachos served poolside, except for on the first day, perhaps due to weather (some wind on the 2nd and 3rd day, although a fair number of people were out by the pool).


3 out of 5
I thought the nightly shows and music acts were very entertaining. Sometimes, during the morning and afternoon, we found ourselves a bit bored with the group activities offered, so just stayed in our stateroom, or decided to eat more at the buffet.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very friendly staff. Everyone acknowledged us all the time in passing, and our housekeeping staff often greeted us by name.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great. Only negative are that CRT TVs are pretty small.

Pros: Food, balcony stateroom, game room, group activities, waterslide

Cons: We ported at Ballantynew Pier, instead of Canada Place. Orbitz said we'd port at Canada Place, Norweigen said that was never the plan, so somehow I feel misled. Also a 2 hour delay in boarding at L.A. A 45-minute wait for Taxi from Ballantybe Pier to Canada Place area.

Recommends Norwegian Jewel? Yes!

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