Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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5 out of 5

NCL Jewel out of Bayport Terminal Houston - Great Vacation

Sail Date: March 14, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Balcony

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.

Ship Quality
Built in 2005, the ship is still very comfortable and beautiful.
Food and Dining
We ate in the Tsar's Palace main dining room for almost every meal. We never had a bad meal!
Service and Staff
The staff went out of their way to be pleasant and helpful.
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
Our 4 year old granddaughter loved the children's activities and made new friends.
Onboard Activities
My wife and I just like to sit by the pool and read. That's our idea of relaxing.
Destinations and Excursions
My wife and I have been to these same ports many times before, so we only booked 1 excursion. It was O.K.
Cabin / Stateroom
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.
Houston, Texas
We live just north of Houston, so Houston is "old hat" to us.
Cozumel, Mexico
Just did some shopping. We've been here many times before.
Belize City, Belize
This is a tender required port. One daughter went ashore; the rest stayed on the ship.
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Our only trip to the beach. Comfortable accommodations. Our granddaughter loved it.


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.

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