No More Norwegian for Me

Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Mexico

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 39

Overall rating:

2 out of 5
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Norwegian Jewel

7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 29, 2015

Ship: Norwegian Jewel

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8134

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary

I thought Norwegian might be a step up from Carnival, as was the price. I was wrong.

Poor cabin steward. Example: Upon boarding found previous gusts coffee still in pot. Steward took it to was and offered to bring it back later! Coffee is usually best in the am. 3rd bed was like a thin foam pad on a board.

My waiter. Paolo David, was the ONLY bright spot of my cruise. Attentive, professional, kind. BUT, I had to quarrel with the maître d' to sit in Paolo's section.

Food was good but not great. The was bountiful but not always kept as tidy as possible. Spills often left unattended.

Sparse entertainment. Magician, J.P., was FANTASTIC, as were the Russian aerialist/gymnast couple. We might have missed some features because the announcements were not audible in our cabin - only the passageway and Mr. Singh's English was unintelligible.

I'm sticking with Carnival while trying other lines.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

1 out of 5

Ship Quality

1 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Loud, Loud, Loud! Not the ship's fault. The props churning the water made it impossible to talk below a shout on the balcony. It was an experiment for me & lesson learned.

Ship tip

The Aft Deck 12 was the most pleasant seating.

Ports of call

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

1 out of 5

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

1 out of 5
Tender port. Doesn't allow handicap persons ability to go ashore unless they can walk with a cane.

Mazatlan, Mexico

1 out of 5

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

3 out of 5
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