Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
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Norwegian Jewel
Sail Date: October 27, 2013
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 5070
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 4 years ago

All NCL is interested in is $$$$$. They showed no concern for their passengers, just how to suck out additional $$$$$.

The "Service Charge" at the Spa is now 18% instead of  15%: At the "Specialty Restaurant" they request a "Tip" for the "Wait Staff" and another "Tip" for the "Cooks".

On our seven day cruise there was one production show, one good comedian, one piano player, and one so-so magician/comedian. The shows were very short. Of the TV channels sometimes available over half were either ship safety or ship advertisements.

The cabin (Deck five w/window) was small but servicable. The sagging mattress prevented turning over - there was no padding left in the middle.

The food in the main restaurants was OK, the service was well below average. It seems that the push was on for the specialty Restaurants ($$$$$).

Certain "Public" areas of the ship were closed to regular passengers, that is, reserved for a large (40 to 50 %) group.

As indicated in the title, we rate this cruise as #25 of our 25 cruises, if possible I would rate it even lower.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


1 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5

Ship Tip

For shore excursions BUY LOCAL but allow extra time. Remember the ship doesn't wait!

5 out of 5
A bit of confusion as some terminals did not work.
5 out of 5
Taxis give good local tours - Set price before getting into cab!
5 out of 5
Very good local taxi tour - set price first!
We enjoyed local van tour of whole island
5 out of 5
Go thru compound, take taxi to Mahahual, enjoy beach, bars & restaurants
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