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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 99

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Norwegian Jewel

7 Night Alaska Sawyer Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 18, 2015

Ship: Norwegian Jewel

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 8130

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary

Alaska wasn't that high on my bucket list, but my husband was definitely interested, so off we go on the Norwegian Jewel for the 7-night Alaska cruise out of Seattle.  It was way beyond our expectations.  The scenery was magnificent!  We even saw a whale breach from our aft suite balcony -- too bad we didn't have our camera at-the-ready.  The ship was clean, service was impeccable.  We had the ultimate dining package so we ate in the specialty restaurants.  Our favorite was Le Bistro (with Cagney's running a close second).  As suites guests, we also had breakfast and lunch available to us in Moderno and it was quite good.  I cannot speak to the main dining room or the Garden Cafe on this trip because we did not eat there.  Our butler was very accommodating, bringing us breakfast twice in our suite and dinner from La Cucina once.  

All in all, one of the best cruises we have ever taken!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Spacious with aft-facing balcony -- best view!! Clean - bathroom with bathtub for my favorite bubble baths -- Elemis bath gel provided, as well as shampoo and conditioner. Comfy chair by the sliding glass doors for reading, table & chairs for dining.

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5
Dinner at the top of the Space Needle in the revolving restaurant a must!

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5

Cruise Sawyer Glacier

5 out of 5

Skagway, Alaska

3 out of 5

Victoria, British Columbia

3 out of 5
Day we were there it was rainy and cloudy so not ideal for sightseeing. We did see Butchart Gardens, which were beautiful, even in the rain.
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