Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Contributor Level: Purser

2-3 cruises


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4 out of 5

Exceded our expectations. Beautiful ship,...

Sail Date: April 28, 2012

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Suite

Exceded our expectations. Beautiful ship, friendliest efficient crew ever experienced and the very bestentertainment atShow Time at night. Great food too - especially in both of the complimentary Dining Rooms. The Garden Cafe buffet was quite crowded at times, but we always found a seat. We did not experience any of the several resturants that require a fee.
The large heated salt water swimming pools were enjoyed every day. Our mini suite stateroom was very comfortable with adequate space - it would be a tight squeeze to accommodate 4 persons, as advertised.Our cabin steward was amazing - anticipated every need, fresh sheets every day, and was kept absolutely spotless.
On the down side (minor complaints): -The bathroom -there were no little lotions and soaps - just dispensers. However the bathroom was large with separated toilet/vanity and shower-tub areas. The towels and gowns luxurious and plentiful. The breads were disappointing - rather tasteless, and no multi grain to be had. Also, there were no self serve Laundromats on board - not a problem on short cruises, but on our 22 day cruise we would have appreciated one, rather than have to send it out for $24 (full bag).
I highly recommend the Norwegian Jewel. Happy Cruiser 700. May 22nd 2012.

Recommends Norwegian Jewel? Yes!

Cabin / Stateroom
Adequate. Clean sheets every day. Spotless.
Food and Dining
Very good
Best ever
Children's Programs
Kids cafe within Buffet. Programming. Separate pools.
Service and Staff
Onboard Activities
Full facilities. Excellent programs too.
Destinations and Excursions

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