Good Cruise Except Trujillo Banana Coast

Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Houston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 01, 2014
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

We had a nice room and a great staff.  Entertainment was lacking the first couple of days and wasn't very good overall.  There were not enough tables and it was hard to find a table at the breakfast buffet.   The new port of Trujillo was not ready for cruisers.  Very little shopping with mostly the same trinkets.   The water was murkey and the snorkeling was the worst I have seen.  The water is so shallow the cruise ship creates huge clouds of mud.  This probably contributes to the dirty water in a shallow bay.   On the tender back I heard mostly negative comments.  Nothing good to do there.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Some food good and some bad.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Not many that suited us.


1 out of 5
Lacking and 1 comedian was bad.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff was the best thing about this cruise.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Cabin small and balcony window dirty.

Ship Tip

You can take your breakfast buffet to La Cocina to eat in peace and quiet and not wait for a table. The casino is not player friendly.

3 out of 5
5 out of 5
Shopping. Most vendors will take one-third of asking price.
5 out of 5
Take the water taxi next door to San Pedro or Cay Caulker
1 out of 5
Tip - Nothing to do here. Stay on the ship!
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