Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

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3 out of 5

Enjoyed the Canal

Sail Date: May 01, 2014

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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.

Pros: Time away from Work!

Cons: Some of the Ports

Recommends Norwegian Jewel? No.

Ship Quality
Always saw crew members cleaning and working. Standard cruise ship to us.
Food and Dining
Food was usually very hot (temperature)\, nothing special though. Did not do specialty dining.
Cabin / Stateroom
Comfortable bed\, but ship in need of refurbishing
Service and Staff
Staff was very friendly and took time to just talk with us.
Always something to do\, with lots of variety of things.

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