Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Mexico

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Experience
2-3 cruises

Reviews
2

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5 out of 5

Loved it

Sail Date: March 13, 2016

Reviewed: 8 months ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Sailed with the hubby and our boys. We had the beverage, dining, and 50 free pictures (per cabin, we had 2 cabins) packages. When you see these specials try to get them quick it is worth it. Hubby loved getting his beer whenever he felt like having a drink and relaxing. The kids enjoyed getting the virgin piña coladas (it was like a smoothie for them) and ordering all the other non-alcoholic drinks on top of all the soda they can drink. The dining package was for 4 specialty restrauants per person. We ate at Moderno Chuscarria (first time ever to one these kind of restrauants) it was amazing they kept bringing different types of meat till you flip your card to red (they give you a card with one side the color green to keep the meat coming or the other side colored red to stop). And we tried La Cucina it was good they have different types of pasta to choose from and your standard Italian dishes like lasagna. Now the best restrauant on board hands down is Cagney's if you love steak this is a must. Went twice, it was that good. Now the picture deal was great because, we were able to take pictures every time the ship photographers were taking pictures on the ship and at the ports. We came home with close to 80 pictures from the cruise. (Not to mention all the ones I took) 

Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
You don't always have to book excursions through the ship. As soon as you get off you can haggle with all the locals there to take you sightseeing. In Cabo as soon as you get off the tender boat. There are guys there with signs saying glass bottom boat tours for about $50 for a family of 5. In Mazatlan take the tram to the front of the port and walk through the little shops they have there and find the guys that drive the pulmonias (it is like a golf cart) for about $20 an hour he will take you to explore the tourist spots. As for Puerto Vallarta as soon as you get off walk fast and ignore all the overpriced guys there. And walk over to the walmart across the street and get a taxi to the Malecon Boardwalk it should cost $10 for however many you can fit in the car. It is easy to find a taxi there to get you back to the ship. Most important always ask how much. And do not pay upfront, do pay after. For souvenirs go to the walmart. It is so much cheaper.
Onboard Activities
We loved doing the trivia.
Children's Programs
Kids loved it. Just be prepared to hardly see your kids.
Entertainment
Great shows every night. It was like seeing a shorter version of a Las Vegas show.
Service and Staff
They were all so friendly.
Food and Dining


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