Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

Beauty, Relaxation, and Comfort

Sail Date: April 11, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

First let me say I used to work on an NCL cruise ship and have experience with cruising... The Jewel was fantastic! Freestyle cruising is the absolute ONLY way to cruise... the food wasn't AMAZING but there was a lot of it and a good amount of variety... I wish there were more options at lunch and breakfast because those menus NEVER changed. 

The entertainment was FANTASTIC and the cruise director was by far the best cruise director out there... (unfortunately she announced our trip was her last as well)

The room was clean, the steward very friendly, and the ports and excursions were fun and beautiful! My partner and I enjoyed ourselves from entry to disembarking. 

Definitely recommend this cruise!!! GET OFF THE SHIP AT ALL 3 ports! SEE THE SHOWS!!!! Go Cave Tubing!!!! SNORKEL in Honduras!!!!


Ship Quality
Easy to navigate, not the newest but very clean and nice!
Food and Dining
Repetitive breakfasts and lunches... The Brazilian Steakhouse was NOT worth paying for...
Cabin / Stateroom
Antonio Chin-Chin was a FANTASTIC steward!!!! Our room was great but you could hear EVERYTHING in the room next door...
Service and Staff
Cruise Director Jamie was AWESOME! She is a stand out and NCL should be very sad she has retired!!!! Antonio our Steward was also FANTASTIC!!!! The ships staff is mostly awesome, though they need a day or so off because they all look exhausted and that's unfortunate!!!
FANTASTIC SHOWS!!! Would've liked to seen more of the dancers and singers rather than the not so funny comedian or his "magic"
Onboard Activities
Onboard activities can be REAL expensive and shouldn't be for what the cruise costs.
Destinations and Excursions
Ruins in Cozumel, Tubing in Belize, Scuba in Honduras... all worth it and all fantastic!!!! Get off the ship when docked!!!
Houston, Texas
Definitely not my favorite place to sail out of... very gross water and not a very attractive city...
Cozumel, Mexico
Friendly people and good shopping... check out Coconuts on the other side of the island via taxi and it's secluded, relaxing, and the cocktails are great! The ruins were boring and not worth the trip... in my opinion
Belize City, Belize
Cave tubing and rain forest trek is fantastic, relaxing, and includes a nice scenic drive... The staff is friendly. The food was not very good.
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Roatan is GORGEOUS and by far the prettiest port... Snorkeling here is worth every penny!!!


Upgrade your room from the inside cabin to a balcony and they throw in the Ultimate Beverage Package.... it's a great way to not have to worry about building up a bill drinking alcohol!

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