Alaska Sawyer Glacier 7 day c ruise

Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Norwegian Jewel

7 Night Alaska Sawyer Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 03, 2016

Ship: Norwegian Jewel

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 8620

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Yes, I would highly recommend this cruise to others.  It is my first cruise but I am very impressed on the quality, size of ship, and overall experience.  The staff is very professional, courteous, friendly and helpful.  I do not use salt in my food as we get plenty naturally in the foods.  I only use seasonings, herbs and spices.  I know that I am the extreme but your food is way too salty.  There should be a happy medium and use far less salt and let people add salt if they need to do so.  I had a lot of fluid retention which was a direct result from the sodium in the foods served.  The sodium actually masks the flavor of the foods.  Great variety with food selection.  My other complaint is lukewarm coffee.  Coffee should always be hot.  overall, it was a great experience and I think NCL does a great job.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

Please see my comment above pertaining to the food.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
Good variety

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff could not have been nicer!

Cabin / Stateroom

Cabin was fine. Loved the picture window and our attendant was great! Extremely polite and professional! Loved the animal towels.

Ship tip

Really plan your dinner if you have the specialty package around when you expect to get back from your excursion and around the ship nightly shows. We missed 2 due to our dinner reservations.

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5
Do not expect the sun to shine but if it does it is a homerun. It is a beautiful city and would love to come back and visit.

Ketchikan, Alaska

1 out of 5
Weather was partial rain. Good for shopping

Juneau, Alaska

1 out of 5
Weather was awful, raining, damp and chilly. No one can predict the weather. Glacier was beautiful and the gardens were also very nice.

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
On this day we were happy because it cleared for our train ride. We had beautiful views of the mountains and also from the Spinnaker Lounge as we were leaving Skagway and the sunlight reflected on the tops of the mountains.

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5
Beautiful sunny day. Very pretty but you definitely need to take a tour of the city to enjoy it.
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