Good, not Great

Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Sail Date: July 01, 2012
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Cabin Type: Balcony
Reviewed: 5 years ago
The ship seemed very average.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Most food was good\, but some (and many desserts) were not edible. The menu variety is a joke--it's the same day after day\, except for a few changes. There were several \"pay extra\" restaurants that they pushed\, so the crummy menu in the regular dining room is probably intentional to encourage passengers to pay more to dine elsewhere.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
The acts we saw were good\, though not at the level of prior cruises\, and the venues were not large enough to accommodate everyone. You either got there very early to get a seat or had to stand.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Lots of activities and fun workers.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Friendly staff\, but table service was often frustratingly slow.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship seemed small\, decor was a bit dated/cheezy. The buffet area got pretty dirty and could have used more help to maintain it.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Bed was comfy and the pull down bunk bed was nice. Built ins were well done and held all of our luggage. Again\, color scheme and decor was not great. TVs need to be updated.

Pros: efficient embark/disembark

Cons: lack of menu variety

Recommends Norwegian Jewel? No.

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