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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


Contributor Level: Cruise Director
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Alaska Sawyer Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 07, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 5500
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

This was our 7th cruise - 2nd on NCL - 1st to Alaska.  The ship was beautifully maintained - the staff was helpful and friendly.  The only negative I can say is that the bar staff has gone almost the other way.  It was refreshing to not be bombarded for drinks every time we sat down, but it many cases, we couldn't find anyone to order a drink from.  There has to be a happy medium.  It's not really a complaint, just a comment.  Embarkation was the best I've ever down.  Organization at the ports was fabulous!  We will sail NCL again if the itinerary we are looking for is available.  Being able to eat where and when we want was terrific!  Buffet area needs more seating....each time we were there we wandered for a significant amount of time looking for someplace to sit.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Too much Bingo - I realize Bingo is a moneymaker but not everyone likes Bingo.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Put the late night comedy shows in the theatre, the Spinnaker is not large enough to comfortable accommodate all guests that want to see the show

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Garden Café almost never has enough seating - La Cucina is usually open but pretty far away especially for those with mobility issues. Usually too cold for the Great Outdoors in Alaska especially at breakfast.

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We cruised Dawes Glacier - too much ice blocking passage to Sawyer
5 out of 5
Highly recommend the White Pass Train ride - it's like nothing else you will ever experience
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