Cruise was Great! Food, not so much

Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall rating:

3.5 out of 5
Norwegian Jewel

7 Night Alaska Glacier Bay Northbound (Vancouver To Seward)

Sail date: July 15, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Jewel

Cabin type: Suite

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Overall the ship experience was average. Of the 6 cruises we have been on the food and attention to gluten issues were subpar. Found this cruise really tended to buckle and dime you. The Italian restaurant ala Carter ended up costing over $170 for 2 people. Food preparation in the main dining room was terrible as was waite staff attention.

Embarkation

3 out of 5
Took a long time.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Food quality was poor. Also specialty dining is ala carts and is very expensive. Bars were very good

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Didn’t use them

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Steward and bar tenders were very good. Waite staff not so much.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Very clean and spacious.

Ports of call

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

4 out of 5

Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska

4 out of 5

Ketchikan, Alaska

4 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

4 out of 5
Whale watching was excellent!

Skagway, Alaska

3 out of 5

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5

Cruise Hubbard Glacier

5 out of 5

Seward (Anchorage), Alaska

3 out of 5
Good fishing. Aquarium is a must see.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Quick and efficient.
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