The Jewel did not sparkle in my eyes

Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Alaska Sawyer Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 14, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9510
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

I've sailed NCL before and this by far was the worst ship encounter.  The Embarkation was a fiasco.

The staterooms are fine, they vary by decor ship to ship.

The entertainment shows were great.  The Magician and Comedian were the best part of the entertainment.

The food was acceptable.

The best part of our trip was the helicopter flight and trek to Mendenhall Glacier.  Which I highly recommend.  be prepared for high cost excursion.  


Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
not enough planned for the weather change.


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Excellent for the price offered. Our room steward was fantastic. He always greeted us with a smile. Ari was his name

Ship Tip

Have patience when eating in the Garden Cafe. The menu does not change much. the Azure & Tsar restaurant were our best meals throughout the cruise.
Be prepared for expensive excursions. Book your excursion early.

3 out of 5
no time really spent during this stop. all embarkation and disembarkation
5 out of 5
Very friendly place. Excellent shopping.
5 out of 5
The Mendenhall Glacier was incredible. Suggest to take the helicoptor ride and trek the glacier. Didn't spend enough time at this port. would have like to explore more of Juneau

Cruise Sawyer Glacier

1 out of 5
We were not able to sale down the Sawyer Glacier. The captain changed routes
5 out of 5
enjoyed the Jeep ride to the Yukon, saw bears, Moose and critters. beautiful landscapes
1 out of 5
Did not enjoy this port at all. The shop owners would only quote you in Canadian money, would not convert to US $$$. The city shut down at 5:30. We did not arrive to port 3:30. I'm sure if you enjoy flowers and gardens this is the place for you.
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