Alaska in September

Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


Contributor Level: Second Mate
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 24

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Alaska & Sawyer Glacier (Seattle To Vancouver)
Sail Date: September 14, 2013
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: 9170
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 4 years ago
We finally took our Alaskan cruise and it was ... pretty good. Not wonderful, not horrible, just okay. In retrospect, I wish someone had told us that Alaska began its rainy, foggy season in the fall. Extremely temperate weather with a heavy coat needed only once or twice, but definitely rain gear was imperative. We also hit a major storm with 10 - 12 foot swells, causing us to change our route and miss the last of 4 ports. It happens. The excursions were plentiful and ours (we are older) were perfectly suited to us. I talked to other younger passengers who did the zip lines, etc, and they were pleased.

The cruise line was excellent - we were on the Norwegian Jewel. Good food, great service, and a lot of friendly fellow travelers. In the beginning, we ran late due to a connection in Salt Lake that had a mechanical problem. The cruise line sent a bus for us (and 9 others) when we arrived in Seattle and got us to the ship on time. Thanks, Norwegian!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Children's Programs

didn't experience

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

We ate the breakfast buffet on deck 12 every day - excellent food and no wait! It was freestyle (your own time) in the dining room, so similar to waiting at a restaurant. On the evenings we ate in the dining room, we went early and never waited in line.

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Victoria, British Columbia Did not visit port

Had to skip due to heavy seas
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