Changing Norwegian

Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern


Contributor Level: Cruise Director
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
Verified Review
12 Night Southern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 20, 2013
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 5006
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 4 years ago
This was our 12th Norwegian cruise in 10 years and we are aware of changes, some good and some bad. Like all lines, they are trying to balance budget and value, just like us. Little things do make a difference. We noticed a change in the room service breakfast menu, no more hot food, (except for coffee), just juice, rolls and cereal. We only used to use this on early excursion days to get us going and missed the eggs and bacon, etc. Up in the Garden Cafe, no trays and they have gone to melamine plates which turned out to be a blessing. Less food carried to tables, less wasted. On the one rough sea day, this alone saved a fortune. For platinum members, your free dinner in a specialty restaurants is now limited to the less expensive ones,(no Cagney's or Tepenyaki). By the way, the new restaurant, Moderno, is great. Just go really hungry as the meat is never ending. A carnivore's dream. The shows were spectacular. Even liked things we normally don't get excited about...except for the hypnotist. The cruise director, Jamie, was very good, one of our favorites. And don't miss the last night's variety show for "The Fountains" alone. You'll see.

All in all, it was a great trip....good ports, good food, good people. We felt the value was there and the comfort except for the smallest bathroom on NCL. Our fault, we chose deck 5 way up front where the bow narrows and we laughed about it....a lot, as we are not small people.

We ran into old friends and made new ones, Savio and Siva, you know who you are. We are still big NCL fans and will return.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ship Tip

Try Moderno.

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Was this review helpful? 7

Leave a Comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.

Other Reviews Of This Sailing





*Cruiseline.com is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. Cruiseline.com does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. Cruiseline.com is not responsible for content on external web sites.

Back to Top