661 Norwegian Jewel Tips

redndbrain
Nov 11, 2015

THE JEWEL DEPARTS AND COMES BACK ON SUNDAY WHICH MEANS NO TRAFFIC ON THE LA FREEWAYS. THIS WAS THE BIGGEST DRAW FOR US.

2013livit
Dec 09, 2015

The Aft Deck 12 was the most pleasant seating.

SStan
Apr 13, 2016

Make special dining reservation early. French, Tepanyaki and Brazilian are a must!

lmr718
Apr 16, 2016

I would tell them be prepared to dodge carts and debris in the hallways.

johncbone
Aug 27, 2016

Unlimited drink package is a scam. They close half the bars or restaurants all the time so lines for a drink are terrible.

LibbyFamBam
Aug 14, 2017

You're on vacation - and it's an expensive one. So lighten up and enjoy yourself! There is PLENTY of food on-board so there is no need to race ahead of other passengers to the buffet line. Relax. Talk to other passengers. We met some great people and made a few new friends but I was amazed at the number of people who wouldn't even make eye contact let alone smile. No, we weren't obnoxious, overly-friendly people. A simple nod or "good morning" is all it takes to make for a more enjoyable trip. Yes, I know a person can have a bad day sometimes, I'm not talking about that. Basically, you will get out of this experience what you put into it. The buffet area can be very crowded and it was always a challenge to find an empty table. After the first day or two, we began proactively offering a seat or two at our table if we had them available (again, I'm talking about the buffet area, not the actual dining rooms). Our offers were always accepted and improved the experience for all of us. I'm sure NCL hates when passengers say this, but we didn't book a single excursion through NCL. We chose to arrange our own activities in port and when we compared what we did with similar NCL offerings, we saved a lot of money and interacted with a lot of locals. A few respectful questions and they would point us toward the best places to eat (not where most tourists go), and the easiest/cheapest way to get to where we wanted to go. If you're a little less adventurous, every port has kiosks with people who can set you up with the various tours. Not as convenient as NCL doing it for you (that's why they charge a premium), so it's usually a lot less expensive for the same experiences.

cruisealot56
Oct 08, 2013

Dining room is less crowded the later you go. If you have to wait for a table, they offer you a free glass of champagne ~ a win, win for all!

mikehall4646
Dec 08, 2014

Cagneys Steak house was good. Avoid 9th floor mid ship cabins. Noise was intolerable from sound system below; specifically 9103 and 9105

celine
May 11, 2013

We have liked the Philippine'orchestra.

Grannie1946
Mar 27, 2013

plan your excursions carefully. we didn't. we got too much sun all too soon.

NCLCRUISER325
Mar 27, 2013

It's very family friendly.

kingcruiser
Mar 27, 2013

If you have a big group dining at the Garden Cafe, ask the staff to help you find a table for the whole group.

boat
Jun 18, 2013

We found a lot of people didn't care who they step in front of. whether we had a hot drink or food. They stepped in front of you. Some of the people turn corners while texting.

kimt465
Jan 13, 2016

Could never find a table to sit at for breakfast.

daddyeb
Dec 23, 2014

Thanks for at least having a room dedicated to cigar smokers! I wish that it could have had a TV installed in there.

ABSTBN
Jun 17, 2015

Spinnaker Lounge is enclosed with glass windows and the best place to watch icebergs and glaciers.

Geneann
Aug 24, 2019

Always be early for everything! The early ones get the better seats!

TimothyJames
Apr 24, 2013

Know what you're getting into, it's packed with kids and teens bound for Disney and Universal Studios. The teen programs have the effect of banding them all together and they travel the ship in loud packs :) Cagney's Steakhouse is very well done. The production shows with the aerialists are special

RelaxEnjoy
Mar 06, 2013

Enjoy the Tsar/Azara dining experience

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