Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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3 out of 5

NCL Review

Sail Date: April 07, 2013

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

Overall we had fun. Some distractions took away from the overall experience. The cruise line canceled our credit... twice... because the name on the credit card did not match the name on the passport, even though they cleared the credit card on boarding. We lost the use of one engine all the way to the Bahamas and had to change the itinerary to effect boat repairs. The stateroom was much smaller than expected. The balcony was nice. There seemed to be a surcharge on almost everything except the basic food and lodging and entertainment. i.e. there were no inclusions. The Sandals package we took in the Bahamas was excellent except the pickup was late and confused. The stop in Grand Stirrup Cay was hot and dirty... not good. Florida was also not at all what we expected, not close to anything. Disembarking was slow and poorly organized with nowhere to meet your ride. We will try another line next time.
Ship Quality
One engine for two days. Dirty balcony
Food and Dining
Wide range of choices... except very little Carribean food.
Cabin / Stateroom
Small, small, small
Service and Staff
Very courteous and attentive
Children's Programs
Onboard Activities
Not my thing
Destinations and Excursions
Could do better
New York, New York
Easy to reach. Poor pickup accommodations
Port Canaveral, Florida
Middle of nowhere
Great Stirrup Cay (Cruiseline Private Island), Bahamas
Hot and dirty
Nassau, Bahamas
Went to Sandals and liked it



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