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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
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: September 06, 2014
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9598
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

Overall the cruise was good.  Did not like the push to pay the extra money for the specialty restaurant.  I did not visit them.  I did not like the fact that the dress code was not enforced in the main dining rooms.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Buffet food was good not great

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Pay for bingo and deal or no deal.

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Balcony is the only way to go when cruising Alaska.

Ship Tip

Find out early if you are going to have to be shuttled into a port. In Juneau we did not know this and we waited 2hrs to leave ship. They ask all leaving ship to wait in a public area to hear the announcements. We'll if you get a high ticket number you have a long wait. Do something fun

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Beautiful
5 out of 5
Rented a car and drove to Whitehorse . Awesome fall colors
5 out of 5
IMAX. Use harbor taxi for a tour
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