NCL Jewel out of Bayport Terminal Houston - Great Vacation

Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Houston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 14, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 10578
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 3 years ago

This was a family vacation - Granddad, Grandma, 2 adult daughters and 4 year old granddaughter. The ship's personnel were universally outstanding, the food was great and the ship both beautiful and comfortable.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We ate in the Tsar's Palace main dining room for almost every meal. We never had a bad meal!

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
My wife and I just like to sit by the pool and read. That's our idea of relaxing.


3 out of 5
No big "Broadway" produtions like on the very large cruise ships. Just small musical groups in the lounges. But we enjoyed their performances.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Our 4 year old granddaughter loved the children's activities and made new friends.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff went out of their way to be pleasant and helpful.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Built in 2005, the ship is still very comfortable and beautiful.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The largest and most comfortable bathroom of any cruise ship we've been on. The beds were comfortable. The cabin was large enough so we didn't feel confined.

Ship Tip

The 2 person musical duo "Cover Story" was very entertaining. The female vocalist was very good; the male musician played both piano and guitar. They did popular songs. Our 4 year old granddaughter danced to every number, to the amusement of the audience.

3 out of 5
We live just north of Houston, so Houston is "old hat" to us.
3 out of 5
Just did some shopping. We've been here many times before.
3 out of 5
This is a tender required port. One daughter went ashore; the rest stayed on the ship.
5 out of 5
Our only trip to the beach. Comfortable accommodations. Our granddaughter loved it.
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