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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 07, 2013
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 10658
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 5 years ago
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.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Wide range of choices... except very little Carribean food.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Not my thing


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very courteous and attentive

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
One engine for two days. Dirty balcony

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Small, small, small

Ship Tip


5 out of 5
Easy to reach. Poor pickup accommodations
1 out of 5
Middle of nowhere
5 out of 5
Went to Sandals and liked it
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