vanhoe1943
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Hometown: Fort Worth Texas
Joined: 12/26/2013
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Norwegian Jewel

August 2015 - Norwegian Jewel to Alaska - Inside Passage

NCL Jewel

 

 

NCL Jewel was fantastic.  The entertainment was the best compared to other lines.  We received the Ultimate Dining Package as a upgrade.  There were 5 specialty restaurants.  Cagney's and La Bistro were the best.  NCL does sell this package and its well worth it.

The only minor negative is that the ship stayed to long in Skaway and not long enough in Victoria.

I recommend that you purchase off shore excursions through Cruise Brothers.  They offer the same tours and a much reduced rate.

 

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Navigator of the Seas

February 2015 - Navigator of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

Old ship

  This ship was refurbished last year, but many details showed her age.  The balcony in our stateroom was small, showing rust and the flooring was coming up.  The mattress was old and bumpy.  Who knows how old it was.  Asked for a firmer mattress and was denied. The food in the main dining room was excellent.  The buffet was weak.  Fried eggs were precooked and put under a heating lamp.  The buffet only had one toaster working and toast was pre made and put in a a basket and cold.  Bread selection was limited to 3 choices.  Other ships have 5 or 6 selections.  The lunch buffet used dutch ovens and they were old and chipped.  Entertainment was ok but not great.  In the promenade there was music but limited or no seating.  I don't believe that I would cruise RCL again.

 

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Emerald Princess

December 2011 - Emerald Princess to Caribbean - Eastern

Food Quality

We have been on three Princess cruises, one Carnival, one Celebrity, and three NCL.  I understand the difficulty of the cruise ship lines to keep the cost down so not to out price the the main stream traveller.  I can not understand why the food on this cruise was so bad. There were six in our party and at every evening meal someone sent the food back.  Presentation was great.  Serving size was good.  Meat quality was so poor that you could not cut into the prime rib, roast lamb, and beef wellington was a hockey puck. 

We decided to eat at the specialty restaurants and pay extra.  The Crown room was very good. Though it would not compare to Morton's or Ruth Chris.

The  Italian restaurant was probably the worst Italian food I have ever had.  Two of us orfered the Veal Chop, again you could not cut into it and it was smothered in brown gravy.  The chef came out and told us it was because we ordered medium rare.  Never heard of such a thing.  Two in the party ordered the shrimp dish.  They were served four small shrimp.  The others had pasta and it came out in a brown gravy saying it was a beef short rib pasta sauce.  Wow and we paid $25.00 Extra.

The ship is very good the staff were always ready to serve.  The ports of call were very good and they even hand a non-smoking night in the Casino.

We were about to book a cruise to Europe on board and get the extra on board credit, but we have changed our mind to another cruise line.

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