Beautiful scenery, good food, entertainment could have been better
Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage
Sail Date: May 16, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 11130
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago
We booked a mini-suite with balcony and enjoyed great weather. The views were amazing. The excursions were rather expensive. We took the Mendenhall Glacier and Whale Watching shore excursion, but otherwise just visited the towns on our own. Would have preferred to take the White Pass Railway and Yukon trip, but felt that the Mendenhall Glacier and Whale Watching excursion was the limit of our spending.
The food and service were very good. Our steward, Mikey, did an excellent job of maintaining the room and providing information to prepare us for each upcoming day's activities.
The entertainment could have been better. Probably the best was a pianist who did an Elton John tribute. The Beatles tribute was disappointing, along with the main entertainment in the main showroom. Entertainment on the Pride of America in Hawaii was much better.
We would recommend this cruise simply for the beautiful views every day--snow-capped mountains, beautiful sunsets, etc. But the weather we experienced was exceptional--highs of around 70 and sunny every day (except for Seattle). Average weather (rain, highs in the 50s) might have made the trip less enjoyable.
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Tsar's Palace offered the best service and the best views. If you can, wait about 30 minutes before disembarking at each port. You will avoid long lines that way.