Enjoyed virtually everything

Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Norwegian Jewel

7 Night Alaska Sawyer Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 12, 2015

Ship: Norwegian Jewel

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 8087

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

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.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
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.


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Staff that took care of the room did a great job.

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5

Cruise Sawyer Glacier

5 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5
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