Excellent Alaskan cruise!

Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 14

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Norwegian Jewel

7 Night Alaska Glacier Bay Northbound (Vancouver To Seward)

Sail date: June 17, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Jewel

Cabin type: Inside

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

I loved Norwegian and the Jewel ship! I didn’t want cruise to end.


4 out of 5
3 ships embarked on same day so that caused long lines and confusion, not NCL’s fault

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Incredibly delicious and plentiful and varied.

Tsar's Main Dining Room

5 out of 5

Beautiful dining room. Super for watching whales and glaciers calving!

Garden Cafe

5 out of 5

Perfect in every way! So much food I didn’t get to eat everything in 7 days! Great staff! Super variety of food!

Chin Chin Asian Restaurant

5 out of 5

2 Excellent desserts: 1) green tea ice cream with light crusty croissant and beans. 2) coconut tapioca. Excellent seafood spicy soup.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Learned salsa and line dancing, did trivia games, did Sail Away party, did Ladies Pamper session, won the Yes No game, listened to Rangers speak, q&a with captain.


5 out of 5
Excellent shows and variety and musicians, dancers, Dj. I loved that the dancers danced on the pool deck at the Sail away party!

Spinnaker Lounge

5 out of 5

Great place to watch whales, sea otters, birds, and bears. Super floor for dancing and playing hula games! Easy access from both sides of room! Plenty of padded chairs in a closed environment.


5 out of 5

Easy access from various entrances. Great for shows, presentations, and muster.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Eddie (Jesus) from The Cruise Director team is amazing! I loved the clear and understandable messages from the Captain without any accents. Our cabin steward Michelle did an excellent job. The Cruise Next Presenter Jennifer was very compelling that I bought 8 future deposits!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Never did I see a bathroom that was dirty or smelled as I have seen on prior cruises.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Do it! It is very worth it!

Ports of call

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

5 out of 5
Excellent clean and safe city with amazing things to do for free or low cost!

Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska

5 out of 5

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
Great place to walk around

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
Great walking area. Make sure to see goats on mountain top to left of gondola!

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
Lots of free waking city and history tours. Talk to rangers about camping and seeing bears!

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5
Amazing Rangers (Rebecca Miller and Mr. Jake) come on our ship and give great audible presentations at the perfect rate of speech!

Cruise Hubbard Glacier

5 out of 5
Loved the glaciers calving!

Seward (Anchorage), Alaska

5 out of 5
Very easy to disembark and catch bus to Anchorage. I like the history of Seward.


5 out of 5
Amazingly easy and fast: 5 minutes from my cabin door to the bus!

Traveler Photos

Wonderful Lunch break from shore excursion Loved sunsets on Norwegian Jewel! Ranger Rebecca Miller gave super presentations! Spinnaker Lounge is excellent for viewing glaciers and wildlife!
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