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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Alaska Sawyer Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 17, 2014
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9126
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

This was the first cruise we have ever taken so I have no other experiences to measure it by.  However, I don't see how much more could have been improved for our trip.  From the people who checked us in to the hidden people who work behind the scienes this cruise operated like they have made a hundred of them  before.  This was the maiden voyage for this year and after a 10 day layoff there seemed to be a lag of getting underway.  One criticism I have is that teh ship is designed to encourage passengers to buy drinks and if you trying to push fluids their "free:" bars are located only in dining areas.  Glasses  in the buffet (as well as other area) are 6 oz juice tumblers.,  We try to drink 20 oz at meals and water between.   $4 bottles of water add up and are awkward to carry around.  We came home dehidrated.  We also would have liked the buffets to elevate their game by providing simple well prepared vegetables and fresh meats.  Sauces are messages to the passenger that this is a "left over" we want to disguise. Our room was big and clean and our cabin boy was always happy eveb with the long hours he worked.. A happy weak for us with no regrets.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Doesn't match up the the skill of the rest of the ship

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

N/A

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Well maintained

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

A really good choice for our first cruise.

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
An interesting town with lolts of history.
3 out of 5
State capitol isn't nearly so impressive as you might expect
5 out of 5
Take lots of pictures, it is the most beautiful of the trip
1 out of 5
Didn't get to do much in Skagway because we had to fight with 8000 visitors...
5 out of 5
We were the only ship in town and gave us total access to a beautiful town.
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