Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Contributor Level: Third Mate

2-3 cruises


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2 out of 5

Expensive and crowded

Sail Date: August 08, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Oceanview

Even with drink package, EVERY person must show room card, enter tip amount, total, sign, and date for EVERY drink. Huge inconvenience. Severs and customers waste much time here.

Seattle attaches a drink tax (not included in drink package) for every drink will at port for a good distance away from their port.

Very crowded, be prepared to be bumped and pushed in buffet and pool area's.

High costs. Your credit card will be hit for $300.00 as soon as you get on the boat. Some restaurants will still cost you 20 to 30 dollars more because of better food, service, and atmosphere. Atmosphere is a little better, food about the same, service is much slower. Don't waste your money.

The prices for excursions and transportation right at the dock exit when getting off the boat is legalized theft. Walk to the local transportation and unaffiliated Norwegian vendors. you will save hundreds. To go from the boat to the Alaskan brewery would have been $20.00 out and &20.00 back per person ($40.00 total) through Norwegian vendors, we did it for $5.00 per person round trip.

On a good note, getting on and off the boat was very easy and fast for the thousands of people on board.

Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Children's Programs
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Destinations were awesome. The cost from excursions and off ship travel is legalized theft.
Ship Quality
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Cabin / Stateroom
Very small (tight). Toilet was often disabled.
Seattle, Washington
Don't spend any time in Seattle, very expensive, crowded, and dirty. Homeless people sleeping on the streets and then waking up to drink their own urine.
Ketchikan, Alaska
Juneau, Alaska
Cruise Sawyer Glacier
best part of the cruise. We had poor weather, but it was still awesome. And believe it or not, there was no extra charge for this!
Skagway, Alaska
Train ride was very long and very expensive, but the scenery was unbelievable.
Victoria, British Columbia
This is a retirement city. Pretty, but not much going on and everything closes real early.


Do not use Norwegian affiliated vendors off the ship. $$$

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