May 2015 - Norwegian Jewel to Alaska - Inside Passage
We had a great time on this Alaskan cruise and enjoyed ourselves immensely. But, there are some areas for improvement for NCL. First, the food on this cruise was really mediocre at best. The selection was not very broad or very flavorful. We have cruised with NCL before and had great food and a great variety to choose from. Also, requiring certain attire in the Azur dining room, which is complementary, was really off-putting. I can see maybe having a different dress code for the high-end steak house, but not a complementary venue. In addition, the beverage package for soda products was great, if you could find somewhere to get a soda. During the day, several bars were closed and if you could find one open, the employees didn't seem to want to wait on you if you had one of the insulated cups. I guess they thought they weren't getting a tip, but we tip generously if given a reason. Other than those things, we enjoyed our cruise. Really good entertainment and activities and always something to do. I definitely recommend NCL. We put a down payment on a future NCL cruise and hope that one will meet every expectation.