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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.

Embarkation

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.

Casino

1 out of 5

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

Entertainment

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.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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