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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 30

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Norwegian Jewel

7 Night Alaska With Holkham Bay Glacier Fjords (Vancouver Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 23, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Jewel

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

I am ready to go again already. We’d never taken a northern or chilly weather cruise before. We’ve always gone on warm climate cruises. We acclimated very well to the cooler temperatures and enjoyed it immensely.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Very smooth and easy embarkation process. Impressive.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food was too bland for my taste but service was fantastic and dishes served were lovely. Meals in the main dining rooms and Chin Chin especially took way too long. Chin Chin twice had a thirty minute wait for a table and then an additional thirty minute plus for our meal. We never received part of our order but after waiting so long we did not want to even mention it. We just wanted to eat and leave.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We did not participate in any group activities, but there were many to choose from.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Stage shows were very entertaining and music throughout the ship was very enjoyable.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Every single staff member we encountered were stupendous. Our room steward, Greg, was wonderful.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Nice layout and very well maintained and clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great aft cabin; very comfortable and always sparkling clean.

Ship tip

Meet and mingle with fellow travelers. Some of the best friends are made this way.

Ports of call

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

5 out of 5
Lovely city. We did not have an excursion here.

Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska

5 out of 5
Nice sea day; a bit rocky but just enough to know you were on a ship; not a problem.

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
This was a rainy day but we went to Mendenhall Glacier and walked around. Scenery was, of course, stunning; and rain was not a problem.

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
Great city. We took a Yukon Railway excursion which included a delicious lunch of barbecue chicken and DONUTS! Great day spent on the train and tour bus. I must have taken 100 photos.

CRUISE ENDICOTT ARM & DAWES GLACIER

5 out of 5
Beautiful hours gliding through mini ice pieces that had broken off of the glacier. Oh so beautiful!

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
My favorite port. Ketchikan is so quaint and lovely to walk around in. We went on a boat ride / tour bus excursion and enjoyed an all-you-can-eat dungeness crabfest — delicious and truly all we could eat.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Very very smooth and easy disembarkation — easiest I’ve ever experienced on any cruise line.
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