Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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3 out of 5

The Jewel did not sparkle in my eyes

Sail Date: May 14, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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.  


Cabin / Stateroom
Excellent for the price offered. Our room steward was fantastic. He always greeted us with a smile. Ari was his name
Embarkation and Disembarkation
The Embarkation was unorganized. New crew of people to work the counter. I knew more of the process than the person that was checking us in.
Ship Quality
Onboard Activities
not enough planned for the weather change.
Service and Staff
Seattle, Washington
no time really spent during this stop. all embarkation and disembarkation
Ketchikan, Alaska
Very friendly place. Excellent shopping.
Juneau, Alaska
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
We were not able to sale down the Sawyer Glacier. The captain changed routes
Skagway, Alaska
enjoyed the Jeep ride to the Yukon, saw bears, Moose and critters. beautiful landscapes
Victoria, British Columbia
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.


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.

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