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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 33

Overall rating:

3.7 out of 5
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Norwegian Jewel

7 Night Alaska Glacier Bay Northbound (Vancouver To Seward)

Sail date: August 26, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Jewel

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 11114

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Food was good and liked ability to dine anywhere within constraints of restaurants with extra charges ("nominal fees" for these were not particularly nominal). Liked the ports of call and cruising route. Wheelchair assistance when required was very good. Entertainment could be improved - I like to participate in daytime events rather than evening ones and these were lacking.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Required wheelchair assistance and it was well done.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Especially liked Le Bistro and Moderno. Food was varied, plentiful and good in the Garden Cafe.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Was disappointed by the range of activities. Also, we were charged $49 each to play bingo when only $550 in prizes was given out (and very few games played). There were many attendees so the money collected was much higher than was distributed in prize money. Perhaps that excess money was distributed in other bingo sessions, but why was I expected to subsidize that??? Also, quite a few of the entertainment staff were difficult to understand due to difficulty speaking English.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ports of call

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

3 out of 5

Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska

3 out of 5

Ketchikan, Alaska

4 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

4 out of 5

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5

Cruise Hubbard Glacier

5 out of 5

Seward (Anchorage), Alaska

3 out of 5

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
Long wait for exit to be opened to disembark via wheelchair. Afraid would miss scheduled bus.
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