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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Sail Date: September 01, 2012
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago

This is a beautiful ship, we very much enjoyed out time on the cruise. Alaska is an amazing place and the excursions offered allowed us to see and do a nice variety of things. Although we enjoyed our trip, we felt the dining experience was below par unless we were willing to pay cover charges to dine in the specialty restaurants. We are not fans of \"Freestyle\" cruising.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
The food in the main (complimentary) dining rooms was poor as was the service. The buffet food was no better and the seating very limited. From talking to friends we made on the ship\, if you pay for the restaurants the food was much better and service excellent. I'm just sorry the cruise line doesn't respect their passengers on a limited budget by serving better quality food without the extra cost.


5 out of 5
There was a nice variety of entertainment througout the ship. Dance lessons\, seminars\, live music and great shows in the main showroom. The circus show Bijou was absolutely incredible!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Overall the staff on the ship were friendly and helpful. Our cabin steward was awesome and made the trip special.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
This is a nice size ship\, not too far to walk anywhere. Very well maintained and very clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had an outside cabin with a window which we considered of nice size. Very comfortable and convenient to the public areas.

Pros: Lovely ship\, friendly staff\, incredible ports in Alaska.

Cons: Poor food and service in main dining rooms and buffet.

Recommends Norwegian Jewel? No.

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