Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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5 out of 5

Great Time

Sail Date: April 14, 2013

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Oceanview

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
Ship Quality
Pool area could be bigger
Food and Dining
great food
Cabin / Stateroom
rooms are a bit small, may upgrade next time
Service and Staff
some bartenders were cranky but not unbearable
very organized
Children's Programs
kids had a blast
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
very organized and well run
New York, New York
get there early and you will breeze through security and check in
Port Canaveral, Florida
as easy as it gets
Great Stirrup Cay (Cruiseline Private Island), Bahamas
Tenders hold 450 people so you are on the island in no time
Nassau, Bahamas
Take a water taxi over to Atlantis, you'll get there quicker...


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

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