Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4-6 cruises


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2 out of 5

Norwegian out of Houston Thanksgiving week

Sail Date: November 22, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Inside

Embarkation was easy and friendly staff.

Food in regular dining was below par from other cruise lines.  O'sheehans was good pub food.

Cagneys steak house was pretty good, but for 30 additional dollars it should be.

Cruise staff was excellent with one exception.

There was a problem that was poorly addressed by the front desk staff for the length of the cruise.  Sounds system in the Atrium vibrates the floors of our 2 rooms in 9103 and 9105.  Was impossible to sleep first night.  There was only 2 nights when they turned down the sound low enough for us to sleep.  We had to complain every other night.  There was noone in the Atrium midnight all week to benefit from the video with the sound that played on a loop.  I know because I was down there almost every night to complain.  They "sent" chocolate covered strawberries as an apology which was never followed through on as well.

Cruise director and his staff were excellent.

Ports were good with the exception of Roatan being pretty sketchy for shopping past the taxi area.  Belize and Cozumel were good.

The inability to correct a problem that impacted almost every night of the cruise is enough for me to not recommend this cruise line to anyone.

Ship Quality
nothing special. Holland America and Royal Caribbean are decorated much better.
Food and Dining
This is probably the worst of all the lines i have been on as far as food quality
Service and Staff
Cruise director and staff were excellent. Front desk, not so much. Cabin steward was good.
Children's Programs
Destinations and Excursions
Cabin / Stateroom
sounds system vibrated the floor below all night. felt like you had a sub woofer in your room. Tiny room.
Houston, Texas
Cozumel, Mexico
Paradise beach was fun and relatively cheap. Just catch a taxi and save your money from the ship excursions.
Belize City, Belize
Goff cay snorkeling. Was a great day. Bring some cash.
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras


Cagneys Steak house was good. Avoid 9th floor mid ship cabins. Noise was intolerable from sound system below; specifically 9103 and 9105

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