Enjoyed the Canal

Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Sail Date: May 01, 2014
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago
Will say that overall we enjoyed the trip and found the crew to be very friendly. We should also note that we had recently sailed on the Jewel just a few months earlier. We found the food to be good-not great but just good. The ship is in definite need of refurbishing. Our bed was suprisingly more comfortable than the previous trip. Ports were ok-problems with tour groups-once they had you on the bus you were captive-they brought you to friend's shops and overall left you with very little free time. We did discuss this with Ship. Main goal of the cruise was to do the Panama Canal and this was the best part. We were lucky to have our balcony on the side moving thru the canal with other ships. We did not leave the balcony the whole time and just ordered room service.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food was usually very hot (temperature)\, nothing special though. Did not do specialty dining.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Always something to do\, with lots of variety of things.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff was very friendly and took time to just talk with us.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Always saw crew members cleaning and working. Standard cruise ship to us.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Comfortable bed\, but ship in need of refurbishing

Pros: Time away from Work!

Cons: Some of the Ports

Recommends Norwegian Jewel? No.

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