Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

1 cruise (first)


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5 out of 5

Enjoyed virtually everything

Sail Date: September 12, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

The locations visited, the ship, the food, and the rooms were all great. Overall the crew was very warm and pleasant. We did several of the tastings and other events and really enjoyed it. Our excursions were great as well. Overall I really enjoyed the trip. My only complaint is that the Texas Hold'em tournament is poorly set up. For $80 we got $2000 in chips, which is fine; however, the starting blinds are $100/$200. This is simply too high. That only gives the player 10 big blinds to start, which is way under the recommended bankroll. It felt like the sole purpose of the tournament was for players to dump a crazy amount of cash into the tournament. That is the one thing I would not do again.

Cabin / Stateroom
Staff that took care of the room did a great job.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
We did a lot of things, so overall they were good. I will never enter another poker tournament on the ship again, it was a pointless, unfun, money-sink.
Service and Staff
Food and Dining

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