Below average cruise

Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Houston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 01, 2014
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 8512
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

Did not like freestyle cruising.  We did not like having to wait for dinner in line each night.   The waiters did not seem to know what they were doing.  Did not have the choice of substituting a vegetable.  The food was of poor quality.   They seemed to be pushing the specialty restaurants.  We have been on twenty cruises with different cruise lines and at least  on one of the nights we were served lobster tail and filet mignon.   On this  ship prime rib  and shrimp were served the last night.  We were told that if we wanted seafood, we would have to go to the buffet the night that it was offered.  Also, the waiters would come around with different types of condiments on the other ships.  With this ship you had to ask for everything or it came already on it, such as a baked potato with a little dab of sour cream and that's all you got.  The cabin was adequate and the entertainment was excellent.  The cruise terminal was like we use to experience years ago, long lines, and for  future reference the cruise line does not accept AARP.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Went to trivia and the crew person was wonderful


5 out of 5
Had great entertainment each night.

Children's Programs

N/A no children

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Very clean at all times

Ship Tip

Buffet was always crowded. Difficulty in finding seats. We had to have someone in our party look for a table and sit there so the others go get their food. It seemed so disorganized. Overall, it appeared that the waiters were not trained well.

5 out of 5
Johnson space center was an excellent visit
5 out of 5
Good shopping and enjoyed senor frogs
5 out of 5
Loved the tour and enjoyed the mayan ruins immensly
3 out of 5
Good for shopping but needs more
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