Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Mexico

Second Mate

7+ cruises


Helpful Votes

5 out of 5

Good value for the money

Sail Date: November 08, 2015

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Good basic cruise, great weather, etc.  Room steward was excellent.  The ship staff from officers to cleaning people were all pleasant and welcoming.  The entertainment by ship's performers and a couple from Russia were outstanding - some of the very best we have experienced on a ship. Food was generally very good - fairly typical cruising fare.  Our first meal in Tzar's restaurant was cold and inedible, but the rest of the meals there were great.  Ate in two of the specialty restaurants and they were excellent.  We are platinum or diamond with five cruise lines, and have concluded that "bang for the buck" NCL is probably the best.  We will concentrate on NCL for future cruises.

Cabin / Stateroom
It was fine. Just a little tighter than on other ships
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Have done this route several times. Purpose was to relax so spent minimal time ashore.
Onboard Activities
Did not participate
Children's Programs NA
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
San Pedro (Los Angeles), California Really did not spend any time there
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Got off to purchase sodas
Mazatlan, Mexico Did not get off
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Great downtown, cathedral is neat.


DO NOT do the free cruise drawing! It was scheduled for 3:30 p.m. They (cruise staff) continued to sell tickets and bingo cards until after 4:00 then announced that the drawing would not occur until after the first two games of bingo - which were dragged by assistant cruise director. Drawing at 5

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