Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Third Mate

1 cruise (first)


Helpful Votes

4 out of 5

Not perfect but No Regrets

Sail Date: May 17, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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.

Cruise Photos

Ship Quality
Well maintained
Food and Dining
Doesn't match up the the skill of the rest of the ship
Service and Staff
Children's Programs N/A
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Too many ships in small ports at the same time
Cabin / Stateroom
Seattle, Washington
Ketchikan, Alaska
An interesting town with lolts of history.
Juneau, Alaska
State capitol isn't nearly so impressive as you might expect
Cruise Sawyer Glacier
Take lots of pictures, it is the most beautiful of the trip
Skagway, Alaska
Didn't get to do much in Skagway because we had to fight with 8000 visitors...
Victoria, British Columbia
We were the only ship in town and gave us total access to a beautiful town.


A really good choice for our first cruise.

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