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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
Norwegian Jewel

7 Night Alaska Inside Passage Southbound (Seward To Vancouver)

Sail date: July 30, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Jewel

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 11134

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Cruise itself is great, but beware! They will con you out of your money for upgrades.


2 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Moderno Churrascaria

5 out of 5

Excellent! If your a meat eater, well worth it! - highly recommend🙂

Cagney's Steakhouse

1 out of 5

Worst steak ever served. Oh, and they put brown gravy on your NY Strip😖

Chin Chin Asian Restaurant

1 out of 5

Terrible, the worst Asian experience ever.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Galleria Shops

4 out of 5

Personnel was very nice, but question my purchase as it was a Swarovski Austrian Crystal purchase for me but said: ‘Made in China’. Could not find a mfg on line in China, just dealers. My wife got a nice pair of Tanzanite earings to go with her Tanzanite necklace and the white girl from S.Africa was very nice.


1 out of 5

Worst gambling experience ever. Machines never payed off, to me or anyone I saw; lost more than several hundred dollars.


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

2 out of 5
They do not make coordinated efforts.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
A little less than 200 sq ft, nice & clean, but not the $1065 upgrade we paid for, or was described to us.

Ship tip

Watch out, they will lie and con you on upgrades.

Ports of call

Seward (Anchorage), Alaska

5 out of 5

Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska

4 out of 5
They do not provide free or even low cost transportation to and from the town of Hoonah; they make you walk a couple of miles to and fro.☹️

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

5 out of 5
Best way to get around is on their new Train Rail System, but someone needs to tell them that they really could use some silicone sprayed on the track rails.


5 out of 5
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