Nice Cruise; Balcony is a Must!

Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
7 Night Western Caribbean (Houston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 07, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9158
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 3 years ago

We like our itinerary.  We loved our balcony cabin.  We also liked the Garden Cafe Buffet.  We also liked the cookouts on the deck.  However, we liked least the evening meal in the sit down restaurants.  We did like not having set times for dinner, but we did like having room service.  The menu however, was limited.  We actually took a tray upstairs, selected our meals and brought it back to our room to eat on the balcony.  We also were not impressed with the desserts.  We loved the washy, washy crew heading into the buffet.      

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Buffet and deck grill was excellent, but evening dining not anything special

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Many had fees, which we did not do, but we did like the game room and library


5 out of 5
Excellent and good variety

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Great! Sponge Bob and the Nick Crew were awesome

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The crew was professional

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Nice ship

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We loved our balcony cabin

Ship Tip

Avoid having to walk topside exposed on the deck with windy weather. If you are on the 9th floor and need to move to the aft upper decks, follow the hallway all the way to the end and take the exit left then move up and or down the stairs as needed.

5 out of 5
The cruise terminal is new and well laid out. See the Space Center.
5 out of 5
We've been here on many occasions. We experienced Playa Mia and loved it.
5 out of 5
Nice casual bar for beer in the center area; inexpensive native beer. You have to tender here too. Bring cash, a Visa or M.C. but they do not take Discover.
5 out of 5
Relaxed and easy to navigate. You did have to tender but once there we walked to the town center. Wait to buy items in the town market. $1 for a fresh coconut drink! Beer is cheap. Nice internet cafe as you walk up the hill on the right. Buy a coke and the internet is free.
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