Alaska: A Must See

Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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7 Night Alaska Sawyer Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 27, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9574
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

Alaska is breathtaking in its beauty. The helicopter ride to view Juneau Ice Field and walking around the Mendenhall Glacier was the highlight of the trip. The Jewel is well maintained but the entertainment was inferior to other cruises we have taken. The Norwegian Epic, for example, had considerably better shows and overall entertainment.  Another constructive criticism is the lack of seating in the Garden Cafe, the Jewels buffet dining. I have never seen so many people have to request to sit at tables already occupied. Also, beware of booking seaplanes, we had two seaplane tours cancel and the main reason we cruise is for the tours, not the ship experience. We did enjoy Alaska and will probably take another different Alaskan cruise.

Food and Dining

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Service and Staff

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Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Walking on and off the ship with your luggage is the best way to go. Be ready to disembark even earlier than the printed time. The announcement to disembark occurred half an hour earlier than than printed in our program.

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Cruise Sawyer Glacier

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