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Fantastic -- I loved it by doctormfj

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

I had a wonderful time. Your staff represent some of the nicest people all over the world. I travel alone but never felt lonely. Thank you all.

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Everything Was Good by ras4436

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

All in All a good cruise. EXCEPT for Cambodia, the country is not ready for tourist.

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Relaxing & enjoyable winter cruise. by ventilatte

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

Fantastic cruise for the money. We received more than we expected in services and amenities especially for the price of this cruise.

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Awesome trip to Australia and Indonesia by edbaronne

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Fun trip and happy we did the itinerary. Would stay away from the premium internet as it’s an unneeded expense from my stand point.

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Amazing New Zealand by Prescottjack

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

This cruise was a "bucket list" adventure. It did not disappoint. New Zealand was so much more than I had hoped for when I was planning this trip. Every port had something of interest that was a bit different from the others. The ship itself is a wonder. All I can say is that I would do it all again in a heartbeat and not regret the repeat.

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Australian and New Zealand 14 day by jerrylegg

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The Norwegian boat experience was very similar to what I have experenced on Royal Caribbean. Both are excellent cruise lines.

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Cruise was wonderful by Doepp236

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Loved the ship, Renovations were very nice. Very easy to navigate, restaurants and bars were great.

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Engine Problems Significantly Lessened the Quality of an Otherwise Good Cruise by vamtboy

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The quality of the cruise was lessened because of a problem with the ship's engines, which caused a change in the time arriving / departing at / from a number of the ports. The $200 given to us by the cruise line was not commensurate with the loss of excursions and port time. As a further insult, the money could only be used for ship board purchases which greatly lessened the value. While this problem was rectified at Darwin, there appears to be no reason why this repair couldn't have been accomplished in Singapore. The on-board staff apparently had no ability to address any additional compensation for the reduced quality of the cruise.

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The worest cruise I have experence. Ship had mechanical issue. Late to port and leave early. No compensation from NCL. by dchu88

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We in line for 3 hours to check-in, there must be a better way to check-in. When we got on board, the A/C was not working. No TV were available to see if there are any issue on the ship. The hot and cold water mix in the shower were not working, jump in and out of the water spray, The shower door would not close completely. Rarely see the steward vs in the past, we see that person several times a day. We were late to port of call and leave early due to engine issue. They try to cover it up by issue statement that was not correct. No compensation.

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Great trip, good variety of ports by mdlafond

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We chose this vacation for ports of call and timing, had a great time. Port of Vancouver dropped the ball on getting everyone on board in a timely fashion. After speaking with other guests that have used this port before their experiences have been repeated each time. Unless we get word that the service has improved I will not use the Port of Vancouver again. In 15 different embarkation this was by far the worst. There were Platinum members that also waited up to two hours.

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What a GREAT Cruise.... by SitEli

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

We were suppose to leave at 5 but thanks to the workers on the dock and the UNION they are in we left at 10 pm. They even took breaks siting around. The check in was very long because they only had a small number of agents checking people in.

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enjoyable trip by juststu

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Getting on was easy, as was getting off. There was a lack of evening activites, after 10 pm. But earlier there was a number of things to do.

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amazing alaska by sbunce

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We took the land cruise by rail before cruising and had a overall fantastic trip of the Alaskan history, terrain and the people . We had perfect weather on this trip which is unusual but greatly appreciated. Scenic and beautiful

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Alaska was .more than expected. by maderj

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Alaska has been on our bucket list. We decided to cruise Alaska for our 50th Anniversary. What a beautiful part of our country. Excellent opportunity to see whales, moose, eagles and lots of Alaskan wildlife.

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Short on Alaska emphasis by maryleekillinge

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We could have been on a Caribbean cruise for all the Alaska/Native emphasis. Where were talks on the flora, fauna, geographic formation, history and culture? Not even a map to show where we were and what was coming up.

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Fantastic Ship, Weather, Itinerary, and a wonderful cruise/land experience on the NCL Jewel by TDHNJ

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We really enjoyed this cruise. The itinerary kept us busy and gave us plenty to see and do. We also chose the land portion (Alyeska and Train) portion that gave us a stopover on day 1 at the Alyeska Resort (wonderful), where we had dinner at the top of the mountain in the restaurant, Seven Glaciers. We then stopped for a little over 2 days in Denali, with our stay located at the Denali Park Village (cabins, hotel rooms). I was okay with this location as it was conveniently located just a short ride to Denali Park. We then had a Deluxe Dome Train Ride to Talkeetna that offered many wonderful views of Denali Park (yes, for 3 days in a row, we saw the top of Denali). My biggest issue is that NCL advertised the train ride ending up in Anchorage (we booked in 11/2017), but the train ended up in Talkeetna where we then had an hour ride to Anchorage. We found out that NCL saved around $90 pp and the majority of our 40+ people on our bus were very unhappy about this. Ironically, NCL is still advertising the train ride all the way to Anchorage. Our "Alaska Guide" tour operators told us this has happened frequently and not just to our group.

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Great trip to Alaska including the land portion. by alfordpa

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The only complaint is the Garden Café was always crowded and by the time you found a seat, your food was cold. Very disappointing for this trip. This was our 2nd time on the Jewel. We have sailed on the Pearl twice and Pride of America and the Star. Really like Freestyle Dinning.

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A great itinerary by kristilh

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

The itinerary was great. We arrived in all of the ports on time or early, which was really nice. Would definitely recommend getting a balcony. There's so much to see as you're sailing, it was nice to do that from my own cabin/balcony.

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Awesome Alaskan Adventure by UBP4Me

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

Loved the size of the Jewel, but it did limit the restaurant and entertainment options found on larger, newer ships. But, cruise was more about the beauty of Alaska than about the ship itself. Great itinerary and loved the ports of call. Be sure to take advantage of all the locally-run excursions (not the NCL tours with the throngs of fellow passengers!). While we were a little disappointed by the food and entertainment, it will go down as one of our favorite vacations!

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wonderful alaskan cruise by stormin26306

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Our booking process was made very easy by kirchelle our agent. We had a fantastic time in Alaska and would defiantly recommend this trip. Thanks to for making this easy and a wonderful vacation.

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