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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Houston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 21, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 5021
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was very good and we did not eat in the specialty restaurants.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
We did not really participate in the activities, however, watching the Kareoke was entertaining.


5 out of 5
The entertainment was great and there was always something going on.

Children's Programs

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Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our room steward (Del) was fantastic.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Ship was kept very clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our inside room was plenty big enough and kept clean.

Ship Tip

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

3 out of 5
Everything was great until we returned and Texas charged us taxes on the liquor we had bought.
5 out of 5
The shopping is good and the snorkeling was fun.
5 out of 5
We went on an exceptionally good snorkeling trip in Belize.
1 out of 5
In short, this place is a slum, very underdeveloped. There was garbage and broken glass all over the beaches.
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