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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Mexico


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 01, 2015
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 11014
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

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. 

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
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.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
BORING AND ANNOYING

Entertainment

3 out of 5
THE AERIAL ACT AND JERI SANGER WERE FABULOUS. THE REST WAS JUST AVERAGE.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
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

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
I.WAYAN KARIASA IS PROBABLY THE BEST STEWARD WE HAVE EVER HAD. KIND, HELPFUL AND NOT PUSHY.

Ship Tip

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

3 out of 5
NO TRAFFIC ON SUNDAYS
5 out of 5
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
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