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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Sail Date: July 01, 2013
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 4 years ago
Our 9 & 7 year old had a blast, often preferring the Splash Academy youth center over time with Mom & Dad. We enjoyed the shows and the ships, but were a little disappointed with all of the additional charges. Nickelodeon Pajama Jam lasted 60 minutes and even the adults were charged $20pp. Probably would just send one adult next time.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Some memorable experiences combined with some very average ones. Highly recommend The Bistro french cafe, but we found that after the cover charges, wine and auto tip we spent more than we would at a 5-star restaurant in the city. Our italian dinner at La Trattoria in Victoria was about the same price and much finer.

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
A rock climbing wall or a more thrilling slide would be great, but overall the ship quality was fantastic.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Pros: family friendliness, Splash Academy Youth Center, tie-in with Nickelodeon, friendly service, good food.

Cons: upselling, additional charges

Recommends Norwegian Jewel? Yes!

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