Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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4 out of 5

First time cruisers

Sail Date: August 09, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

Great time had by all!  Staff on the ship was fabulous; very accommodating and friendly!  Our favorite bartender (Francia on the back deck) always remembered our names & drink preferences!  Food was excellent in main dining rooms and good at the buffets.  There was always something to do and we appreciated being able to choose when, how & where we dined, drank and relaxed. 

If you are wanting see Alaska in depth this cruise is not for you - it's more of a 'drive-by' as the in port times are minimal.  However, for first timers, like us, it was fine.  Be sure to book adventurous excursions to get the most out of every port. 

Ship Quality
my only comment is why the tackly Las Vegas colors (carpets, etc)?
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
some nights great - some nights ok
Children's Programs N/A
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Cabin / Stateroom
It was much bigger than expected! Hubby is 6'4" and he was comfortable. No window was strange but you're in the room to sleep & shower not entertain!
Seattle, Washington
Ketchikan, Alaska
book an excursion - cute town but.....
Juneau, Alaska
Fantastic! One of my two favorite days
Cruise Sawyer Glacier
Beautiful! Second of my two favorite days
Skagway, Alaska
Train was fun but a bit long - try something more athletic
Victoria, British Columbia Butchart Gardens is breath-taking


Tsar's Palace best food and ambiance

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