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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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7 Night Alaska Sawyer Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 16, 2012
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago
The ship was very modern and very clean. The staff was friendly and very helpful. However, it seemed that I was being nickeled-and-dimed for everything along the way. The use of the fitness room was included in the fare, but if you wanted to use the steam room, sauna, showers and indoor hot tub, that was an extra $146 per person. Iced tea was included, but soda had to be purchased either by the drink or unlimited for the week of $47. The so called health seminars that were offered by the fitness staff turned out to be infomercials. You were constantly trying to be sold something or so it seemed.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
The food was ok. I was expecting a much grander dining experience. It seems that a fair amount of their offerings were pre-prepared. The NY Strip Steak was a very thin, tasteless, boneless piece of meat. The hash browns were food service prep little circles and the pancakes were a bit rubbery (like the ones I get at McDonalds when I am in a rush)

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Pros: The Alaska Coast

Cons: The Food On The Ship, The "Seminars" Disguised As Infomercials, Some of the Overpriced Tour Excurations

Recommends Norwegian Jewel? Yes!

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