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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 24

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
19 Night Panama Canal & Pacific Coastal (Houston To Seattle)
Sail Date: April 18, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

The itinerary on this cruise was awesome. The Panama Canal should be on everyone's must do list. Also all of the ports we visited were full of adventures. I would not recommend this cruise for small children since the average age of the passengers was 66. The one issue that we had was with some of the service. While all of our problems were taken care of it was unfortunate that we had to complain since service is one of the main reasons we cruise. The food was excellent. We ate at the buffet for breakfast and lunch and the specialty restaurants for dinner. We enjoyed each of the different options.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
All of the food was exceptional.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We especially enjoyed the martini tasting.


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Two exceptional staff members: Hermann in Le Bistro and Jorge, the cruise co-ordinator.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship needed touch up paint on the outside and new carpets throughout.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Needed new mattresses. Also, we paid for a balcony window but had to clean it ourselves

Ship Tip

Watch the carpet in the hallways to find which way is forward. The fish always swim to the bow.

5 out of 5
We did the On/Off bus tour. Enjoyed it a lot
5 out of 5
Must see. AWESOME
5 out of 5
Loved the crocodiles!
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Great feeling of security. It was nice to be one of the first cruise ships to come back.
5 out of 5
Walked the pier, shopped and had lunch.
5 out of 5
Sourdough bread and clam chowder on the wharf.
5 out of 5
Walked the town, tried some beer and promised ourselves we would come back.
5 out of 5
We did the On/Off bus tour-. Lots of information and a great guide.
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