Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Mexico

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4 out of 5

RELAXING TRIP FOR LOCALS - NO AIRPORTS

Sail Date: November 01, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

THE SHIP IS A SMALLER SHIP THAN MEGA SHIPS.  THEY HAVE FREESTYLE DINING WHICH  MEANS YOU NEVER GET TO KNOW YOUR TABLE MATES BEYOND NAME, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, WHAT DO YOU DO AND DO YOU HAVE CHILDREN.  THE THERMAL SUITE IS AN ADDED TREAT IN THE SPA.  VERY  NICE UNLESS YOU ARE ACCUSTOMED TO GOING IN THE EVENING. THEY HAVE A BAND PLAYING IN THE BAR DIRECTLY ABOVE THE THERMAL SUITE.  IT  SOUNDS LIKE IT WILL BE  COMING THROUGH THE CEILING ANY SECOND.  NOT THE PEACEFUL SETTING THAT IT IS ADVERTISED AS  IN THE EVENING. 

Cabin / Stateroom
I.WAYAN KARIASA IS PROBABLY THE BEST STEWARD WE HAVE EVER HAD. KIND, HELPFUL AND NOT PUSHY.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
EMBARKATION TOOK AN HOUR AND A HALF. DISEMBARKATION TOOK 15 MINUTES ( KIND OF LIKE GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE NOW THAT WE HAVE ALL YOUR MONEY)
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
BORING AND ANNOYING
Entertainment
THE AERIAL ACT AND JERI SANGER WERE FABULOUS. THE REST WAS JUST AVERAGE.
Service and Staff
OUR STATEROOM ATTENDANT, I. WAYAN KARIASA,WAS WONDERFUL BUT THE SERVICE PEOPLE IN THE GARDEN CAFE WERE GRUMPY, AND NOT HELPFUL. MANY TIMES I HAD TO CLEAN OFF THE TABLE MYSELF
Food and Dining
I LOVED THE STIRFRY COOK IN THE GARDEN CAFE. THE SPECIALTY RESTAURANTS WERE GOOD BUT THEY SHOULD BE BECAUSE YOU PAY A PREMIUM PRICE FOR THAT. THEY AUTOMATICALLY TAKE OUT AN 18% GRATUITY BUT THEY MAKE YOU SIGN A SLIP AND ASK FOR ANOTHER TIP.
San Pedro (Los Angeles), California
NO TRAFFIC ON SUNDAYS
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Mazatlan, Mexico
THEY HAVE A NEW PROGRAM WHERE ENGLISH SPEAKING VOLUNTEERS HELP WITH THE TOURISTS ON THE TRAM TO GET OUTSIDE THE TERMINAL. EXTREMELY HELPFUL. AN ASSET TO THEIR PORT
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Tip

THE JEWEL DEPARTS AND COMES BACK ON SUNDAY WHICH MEANS NO TRAFFIC ON THE LA FREEWAYS. THIS WAS THE BIGGEST DRAW FOR US.



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