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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 14, 2013
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 5 years ago

We sailed on the Norwegian Jewel on April 14th 2103 from NYC. The check in and security process were a breeze (get there early) and we were on board and exploring the ship a little after noon. The trip down the Hudson and out to sea was amazing. Our second day at sea was rough but we got through it. The rest of the trip was smooth sailing with perfect weather. The excursions went off without a hitch and the re boarding was simple. The food and drink were amazing but the only negative was some (not all) of the bartenders were a little rude but if you have a crew of over and 1000 and one or 2 are unpleasant that's pretty good. The shows and activities on board were fun and organized. The only negative about the vessel itself was the pool area size and the availability of towels. If you weren't out on deck by 8:30/ 9am good luck with a lounge chair and towels...Other than that I would give this trip a 9.5 on a scale of 1-10

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
great food

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
very organized

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
kids had a blast

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
some bartenders were cranky but not unbearable

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Pool area could be bigger

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
rooms are a bit small, may upgrade next time

Ship Tip

Make early reservations for the specialty dining and go to the far back of the ship on deck 12 for the shortest buffet and bar lines

5 out of 5
get there early and you will breeze through security and check in
5 out of 5
as easy as it gets
5 out of 5
Tenders hold 450 people so you are on the island in no time
5 out of 5
Take a water taxi over to Atlantis, you'll get there quicker...
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