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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Alaska Sawyer Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 09, 2014
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 8579
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

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. 

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


3 out of 5
some nights great - some nights ok

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
my only comment is why the tackly Las Vegas colors (carpets, etc)?

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
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!

Ship Tip

Tsar's Palace best food and ambiance

5 out of 5
3 out of 5
book an excursion - cute town but.....
5 out of 5
Fantastic! One of my two favorite days

Cruise Sawyer Glacier

5 out of 5
Beautiful! Second of my two favorite days
5 out of 5
Train was fun but a bit long - try something more athletic

Victoria, British Columbia Did not visit port

Butchart Gardens is breath-taking
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