Great cruise - recommend The Jewel

Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Norwegian Jewel

7 Night Western Caribbean (Houston Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 06, 2014

Ship: Norwegian Jewel

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Review summary

This was out first cruise and had an amazing time.  It was do much fun with lots of variety in activities, shore excursions, etc... The food in the boat was amazing and didn't have to purchase any meals on board.  There were many options whether buffet of fine dining that were included in the cost.  Staff was great, cleaned stateroom often even multiple times in a day.  Ports were great (recommend Jeep tour in Cozummel, Cave tiding in Belize, and Zip Lining in Roatan).  I'd avoid the beach in Roatan unless you take a boat out - very busy with people consistently trying to sell you stuff or massages.  But highly recommend and will definitely take a cruise again.  Groups on board were mainly older but options for younger ages and families too.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our cabin view was obstructed by lifeboats though. However, great service on turning over our rooms and bringing supplies as needed.

Ship tip

Bring bottled water on to the ship as they cost about $5 a bottle on board. Mainly stuck with ice teas or hot teas. They did serve juice in the AM and you can get water from the machines in the buffet or table side.

Ports of call

Houston, Texas

1 out of 5
Have to take taxi to port, not great with public transportation. Dirty city, lots of factories.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5

Belize City, Belize

5 out of 5
Tender Boat process interesting. Have to get up early to get ticket to leave ship. Wouldn't give out in advance.

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
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