Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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Norwegian Jewel

7 Night Western Caribbean (Houston Roundtrip)

Sail Date: April 11, 2015

Ship: Norwegian Jewel

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: 10124

Traveled As: Large Group

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review Summary

Probably my biggest complaint is the size of the cabin, especially the bathroom.  Neither one of us could sit on the toilet without being inches from the wall.  So we both sat angled which wasn't very comfortable.

The ship was clean and the stewards were wonderful each night doing the little towel art that puts a smile on your face.

As to food, while it was good, we both felt the food was better on Holland America.  The buns in the Tsar restaurant were fresh the rest of the pastries on board were a little dry.

As to entertainment, there was too much dancing and singing and not enough variety.  The magician was good but a little risque and this was a shown children were invited too.  He even had a child on stage and it just wasn't right.

I did appreciate the way they handled the shore excursions as it was all very organized, especially the day were off shore in Belize and took boots into Belize.


Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Not enough variety - steak and prime rib were tough

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5
Not enough variety - too much singing and dancing and off colored comments.

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

5 out of 5
No complaints - everyone was great

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Cabins too small

Cabin / Stateroom

The bathroom was especially atrocious. The placement of the toilet is just wrong. Also, it was mentioned there was a refrigerator on board. They didn't say it would be stocked with hard liquor. I did not appreciate that at all.

Ship Tip

We loved eating our breakfast on the Aft of the ship. There was food there however, if we wanted something else we just went to the Garden Cafe and returned. Also, I felt it was too cold in the Cafe where outside it was pleasant with a breeze and it was easy to talk to one another.

Ports Of Call

Houston, Texas

3 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5
I hated seeing a big Starbucks sign. We had a great excursion going on speed boats but the snorkeling was poor.

Belize City, Belize

3 out of 5

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
I would go back here in a heart beat. It was BEAUTIFUL beach with lots to do and the snorkeling was great. We even went parisailing and that was a blast.
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