Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4 out of 5

Great Cruise on the Jewel

Sail Date: April 04, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

Had a great time with the family. We had a balcony stateroom. The size was what I expected. It's hard with three people in the room, would be small for four people sharing one room. Even with all of the hand sanitizer on board and the constant washing of hands, we still got sick on the boat. The ships doctor treated us and we lost a day of our cruise, luckily it was an at sea day.

We went to the ports of Banana Coast, Cozumel and Belize. Had beautiful weather. The ship is an older ship and smaller in compared to the mega ships but that didn't bother us at all. The pool area on at sea days is very crowded, get there to get your chairs early.

We didn't use the kids club but enjoyed the nightly shows. The specialty dining is a must. Belize didn't offer as much entertainment as I would have liked. We went to the monkey tour in Belize as an excursion that we purchased off the boat. Same with Cozumel, book off the ship, for better prices. When you arrive in Cozumel and Belize there are plenty of "safe" people offering tour options right at the docking area. In Honduras I would suggest booking an excursion from the ship.

Tendering to small boats was a bit of a challenge, I would suggest getting up and going before the tickets are handed out. Otherwise, you will wait to get off the ship at the port. Overall a nice cruise.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Specialty dining was great, lots of variety and great service.
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Margaret in La Cucina was our faorite server. Just a sweet lady who enjoys her job and making the guest feel welcome.
Entertainment
The Russian acrobats were top notch! The best show of the week.
Children's Programs
Onboard Activities
Can be pricey but they are optional.
Destinations and Excursions
Loved Cozumel and Honduras, didn't care for Bellize as much.
Cozumel, Mexico
The xrail off road cars are lots of fun but you WILL get dirty. Wear a poncho and a bandana to cover your face. Our kids loved it but mom took a pass that day.
Belize City, Belize
Trujillo, Honduras
Campo Del Mar is a must for an excursion in Honduras.

Tip

The drink staff at showtime were seriously understaffed in manpower. Order your drink somewhere else and walk it into the theatre to avoid waiting for a server. Also, go to the shows early for the best seats, it fills up fast!



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