No fly cruise makes it convenient!
Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 5 years ago
OUr first cruise\, other than 1 overnighter\, so it was a trial\, and it passed. NOthing is perfect\, but we enjoyed it\, the several days at sea made it easy to enjoy the boat and it's amenities and learn the ways of the ship. Leaving out of NYC and not having to fly made it so convenient\, especially the last day. Cannot imagine having to get off the ship\, then go to the airport and fly home...how exhausting!! The food I would say is only fair to good\, since there are so many of the extra charge restaurants on board\, so if you don't like the basic restaurants and buffet\, you spend more $. Have heard about all those \"midnight buffets\" on cruises\, but they didn't have them\, and a few times my son had to order room service at night because he missed dinner playing at the kids' club. The kids had a great time...13 and 10\, so they can be hard to please!
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Pros: ability to relax\, while kids were entertained in kids' clubs
Cons: too many \"nominal fee\" extras\, like the many \"specialty\" restaurants\, the soda costs\, game charges.