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I booked this cruise with land tour. Overall I was very pleased with the service. Flights to Alaska and back to New York: avoid United Airlines and Chicago airports at any cost!!! Better overpay the tickets, but do not subject yourself to the lowest service ever!!! Flying back on Canada Airway was spectacular. And They will check in your first bag for free:)) Land tour: it was worth the money! The guides are very knowledgeable, service is was very good. You will not be able to see all splendor of Alaska without land tour. Cruise on Norwegian Jewel: good service, overpriced excursions and below average food. If you have Indian chef and Indian restaurant manager do not expect any miracles!!! Vegetarians do not know how to make steak :((. The best part of it: I lost some weight on this cruise. I do not think they cook on the cruise at all.. maybe eggs??? but everything else came from factory kitchen and was just reheated on the ship. The quality of this food is going down on Norwegian cruise ships since I sailed with them for the first time in 2010. Shore Excursions: ridiculously overpriced. $600 for a helicopter ride over a glacier! In New York helicopter ride over the city is $350. Whale watching for $300??? No, thank you. the most interesting place was Skagway. There was even a Broadway show there! But the ship did not advertise it... In their terms people go on the cruises only to buy copies artwork and diamonds.

LAND TOUR COMBINED WITH CRUISE

Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review by Galina322

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2018
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside
I booked this cruise with land tour. Overall I was very pleased with the service.

Flights to Alaska and back to New York: avoid United Airlines and Chicago airports at any cost!!! Better overpay the tickets, but do not subject yourself to the lowest service ever!!!

Flying back on Canada Airway was spectacular. And They will check in your first bag for free:))

Land tour: it was worth the money! The guides are very knowledgeable, service is was very good. You will not be able to see all splendor of Alaska without land tour.

Cruise on Norwegian Jewel: good service, overpriced excursions and below average food.

If you have Indian chef and Indian restaurant manager do not expect any miracles!!! Vegetarians do not know how to make steak :((. The best part of it: I lost some weight on this cruise. I do not think they cook on the cruise at all.. maybe eggs??? but everything else came from factory kitchen and was just reheated on the ship. The quality of this food is going down on Norwegian cruise ships since I sailed with them for the first time in 2010.

Shore Excursions: ridiculously overpriced. $600 for a helicopter ride over a glacier! In New York helicopter ride over the city is $350. Whale watching for $300??? No, thank you.

the most interesting place was Skagway. There was even a Broadway show there! But the ship did not advertise it... In their terms people go on the cruises only to buy copies artwork and diamonds.
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Mid-Ship Inside
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the cabin was OK
Deck 5 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins