Norwegian Jewel Cruise Reviews

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Alaska, traveling the breathtaking Inner Passage and voyaging from Vancouver past Glacier Bay.<\/p>\r\n\r\n<h3>Norwegian Jewel ship highlights<\/h3>\r\n<ul>\r\n<li>Mandara Spa and Salon<\/li>\r\n<li>Jewel Club Casino<\/li>\r\n<li>Basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts<\/li>\r\n<li>The Pit Stop American-style dining<\/li>\r\n<li>Bliss Ultra Lounge<\/li>\r\n<li>Stage productions, including Velvet and Rock You Tonight<\/li>\r\n<li>Body Waves Fitness Center<\/li>\r\n<li>Internet Caf\u00e9<\/li>\r\n<li>La Cucina Italian restaurant<\/li>\r\n<li>Onboard chapel<\/li>\r\n<li>Splash Academy and Entourage Teen Club<\/li>\r\n<li>Sapphire pool and six hot tubs<\/li>\r\n<li>Le Bistro French cuisine<\/li>\r\n<\/ul>\r\n\r\n<h3>Before you sail<\/h3>\r\n\r\n<p><b>Why sail on <i>Norwegian Jewel<\/i>:<\/b> <i>Norwegian Jewel<\/i> is ideal for travelers seeking a well-rounded cruise with off-the-beaten-path destinations, first-rate productions, and a variety of activities. 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Norwegian Jewel ship stats

  • Price:

    $$$$
  • Size:

    L
  • Total Passengers:

    2,376
  • Total Crew:

    1,089
  • Passenger to Crew Ratio:

    2.18
  • Built:

    Jun 2005
  • Refurbished:

    Nov 2018
  • Number of Decks:

    12
  • Total Cabins:

    1,188
  • Cabin Categories:

    41
  • Gross Tonnage:

    93,502
  • Length:

    965
  • Beam:

    105

Norwegian Jewel overview

By Cruiseline.com - Updated Mar. 9, 2020

Norwegian Jewel combines exciting destinations, a wide array of traditional cruise activities, and Norwegian’s world-class entertainment for a classic but modern cruise experience. Active cruisers can join a fitness class or visit the full gym at Body Waves Fitness Center, while travelers who prefer pampering can relax at the Mandara Spa and Salon. For passengers who prefer to lounge poolside, the ship’s Sapphire pools are surrounded by ample sun beds and deck chairs, with a hot tub conveniently located nearby. When it comes to onstage entertainment, Jewel is top-notch, with shows such as the dreamlike Le Cirque Bijou and the high-energy Rock You Tonight. The ship also has activities to keep younger cruisers busy, with its Splash Academy kid’s club and Entourage Teens Club.

In Norwegian’s most extensive onboard renovation to date, Norwegian Jewel received upgrades ranging from new chandeliers and updated public spaces to the addition of several new venues, including The Pit Stop, a 1950’s style fresh-air bar, and Bliss Ultra Lounge. New high-end accommodations include luxurious Deluxe Owner’s Suites in Jewel’s exclusive top-of-ship area, The Haven. Norwegian also added several new stage productions, including Velvet, which showcases disco-era music.

Norwegian Jewel offers a variety of globe-spanning cruises, including voyages to Alaska, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Hawaii, and the U.S. Pacific coast. Jewel also features repositioning cruises during changes in home ports. During the 2018-2019 season, Jewel sails from Sydney with 7- to 19-day itineraries that include stops in Melbourne, Tasmania, and Dunedin. In 2019-2020, the ship will sail from Auckland, New Zealand. Beginning in May 2020, Jewel will return to Alaska, traveling the breathtaking Inner Passage and voyaging from Vancouver past Glacier Bay.

Norwegian Jewel ship highlights

  • Mandara Spa and Salon
  • Jewel Club Casino
  • Basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts
  • The Pit Stop American-style dining
  • Bliss Ultra Lounge
  • Stage productions, including Velvet and Rock You Tonight
  • Body Waves Fitness Center
  • Internet Café
  • La Cucina Italian restaurant
  • Onboard chapel
  • Splash Academy and Entourage Teen Club
  • Sapphire pool and six hot tubs
  • Le Bistro French cuisine

Before you sail

Why sail on Norwegian Jewel: Norwegian Jewel is ideal for travelers seeking a well-rounded cruise with off-the-beaten-path destinations, first-rate productions, and a variety of activities. Its kids’ programs and age-spanning amenities also make it a great ship for families and multigenerational groups.

You should know: Although Norwegian Jewel offers a multitude of engaging activities, it doesn’t include the pulse-pounding thrill rides that draw crowds to many newer and larger ships. Passengers who want a cruise vacation with less traditional amenities may want to consider Norwegian’s newer ships like Joy, Bliss, or Encore.

Norwegian Jewel ratings:

  • Cabin / Stateroom 4.1
  • Children's Programs 3.9
  • Destinations and Excursions 4.3
  • Embarkation and Disembarkation 4.2
  • Entertainment 4.1
  • Food and Dining 3.8
  • Onboard Activities 3.8
  • Service and Staff 4.4
  • Ship Quality 4.2

Norwegian Jewel cabins

1188 cabins and 41 cabin categories.

Inside Cabin

Inside

4.3
(137 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 141 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $104/night
Oceanview Cabin

Oceanview

3.8
(135 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 158 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $140/night
Balcony Cabin

Balcony

3.8
(196 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 205 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $251/night
Suite Cabin

Suite

4.5
(133 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 1083 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $355/night

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Norwegian Jewel dining

Le Bistro

Le Bistro

5.0
(8 Reviews)
Moderno Churrascaria

Moderno Churrascaria

4.8
(6 Reviews)
Teppanyaki

Teppanyaki

4.7
(7 Reviews)
Garden Cafe

Garden Cafe

4.4
(12 Reviews)

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Norwegian Jewel onboard activities

Private Sundeck

Private Sundeck

5.0
(1 Review)
Spinnaker Lounge

Spinnaker Lounge

4.8
(12 Reviews)
East Indies Library

East Indies Library

4.7
(3 Reviews)
Maltings Whiskey Bar

Maltings Whiskey Bar

4.5
(2 Reviews)

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Breathtaking views cruise by Antescreek

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Ship: Norwegian Jewel

We had a very low capacity of people on our cruise, so it was TERRIFIC! No lines and amazing friendly staff. The food was of good variety but not 5 star. Many of us in my family would have appreciated more vegan/no oil meal options.

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CABO and Ensenada Short Cruise by cmarsh54333983

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Ship: Norwegian Jewel

A very nice break. An easy, stress-free cruise that was also quite affordable.

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Perfect Getaway Cruise by PJMarch

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Ship: Norwegian Jewel

This was our first cruise ever and we loved it so much we booked 2 more cruises with Norweigan. One in December for New Years and one next year to Italy/Greek Isles. Absolutely a wonderful trip and a great experience. We loved the freestyle dinning. Great job Norweigan making us a huge fan of your cruise line.

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Jul 22, 2014

If no tables at the garden cafe, walk to the Aft of deck 12 and take your food into Cucina. Was empty for the most part!

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