Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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1 cruise (first)


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4 out of 5

Great Vacation

Sail Date: March 21, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

This was our first cruise and the NCL Jewel is a very nice ship and is kept exceptionally clean.  Our inside room was plenty big enough for my wife and I and our room steward was extremely friendly and kept the room spotless. We never ate in any of the specialty restaurants and yet the food we had in the regular restaurants was very good.  The entertainment on the Jewel was outstanding.  Also, getting off and back on the ship at the various ports was well coordinated.  The only problem I had with this trip was stopping at Trillijo, Honduras.  This place is very underdeveloped and there is not much to see or do there.  The beaches are covered with garbage and broken glass.  NCL should really consider dumping this place until some serious changes are made.  Other than that, this was a great first cruise and we will definitely cruise again.

Ship Quality
Ship was kept very clean.
Food and Dining
The food was very good and we did not eat in the specialty restaurants.
Cabin / Stateroom
Our inside room was plenty big enough and kept clean.
Service and Staff
Our room steward (Del) was fantastic.
The entertainment was great and there was always something going on.
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Onboard Activities
We did not really participate in the activities, however, watching the Kareoke was entertaining.
Destinations and Excursions
Cozumel & Belize were great. Trillijo not so much. Snorkeling was fun.
Houston, Texas
Everything was great until we returned and Texas charged us taxes on the liquor we had bought.
Cozumel, Mexico
The shopping is good and the snorkeling was fun.
Belize City, Belize
We went on an exceptionally good snorkeling trip in Belize.
Trujillo, Honduras
In short, this place is a slum, very underdeveloped. There was garbage and broken glass all over the beaches.


There was no pressure to buy extra stuff (pictures, drinks, etc.) on the Jewel.

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