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It’s only a short cruise (7 nights) so we aren’t doing specialty restaurants, I don’t think. Figure a visit to each free venue will take most of the week

 

We have an accessible balcony booked. Have booked Mrs G a half dozen bottles of water (I know, but happy wife and all that)

 

Any suggestions to get the most out of this cruise.

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3 hours ago, GUT2407 said:

It’s only a short cruise (7 nights) so we aren’t doing specialty restaurants, I don’t think. Figure a visit to each free venue will take most of the week

 

We have an accessible balcony booked. Have booked Mrs G a half dozen bottles of water (I know, but happy wife and all that)

 

Any suggestions to get the most out of this cruise.

everyone has his/her own ideas about food, but I would try one specialty dining room. Also as for dining, remember the busiest times at the dining rooms will be from about 6:30 to 8pm. 

Make sure you see a couple of shows, but don't think you have to see every one of them.

enjoy the casino but don't expect to get rich.

If you haven't already, get involved with the roll call for your ship. It is fun and will help you learn about the ship and meet some really nice people.

Be sure, as this is your first cruise, you get off the ship at each port and you take, at least a couple of tours.  

 

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8 hours ago, newmexicoNita said:

everyone has his/her own ideas about food, but I would try one specialty dining room. Also as for dining, remember the busiest times at the dining rooms will be from about 6:30 to 8pm. 

Make sure you see a couple of shows, but don't think you have to see every one of them.

enjoy the casino but don't expect to get rich.

If you haven't already, get involved with the roll call for your ship. It is fun and will help you learn about the ship and meet some really nice people.

Be sure, as this is your first cruise, you get off the ship at each port and you take, at least a couple of tours.  

 

No, not my first cruise, by far, but my first on NCL and of course on Jewel.

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6 minutes ago, GUT2407 said:

No, not my first cruise, by far, but my first on NCL and of course on Jewel.

 

Me too!

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The Jewel class ships have a Great Outdoors and a Spinnaker Lounge, both very nice I think.  Also, port side, deck 11, all the way forward is a bridge viewing room.  The Great Outdoors is full aft of the buffet, deck 12 and is an outdoor grill, bar, snack area.  It is an excellent place for breakfast I think.  The Spinnaker Lounge is a full forward deck 13 observation bar, lounge, stage area. Some events are done there but otherwise is is usually a nice quiet place to look out the full windows at the ocean going past.  The Jewel class ships are our favorites.  

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23 minutes ago, roger001 said:

The Jewel class ships have a Great Outdoors and a Spinnaker Lounge, both very nice I think.  Also, port side, deck 11, all the way forward is a bridge viewing room.  The Great Outdoors is full aft of the buffet, deck 12 and is an outdoor grill, bar, snack area.  It is an excellent place for breakfast I think.  The Spinnaker Lounge is a full forward deck 13 observation bar, lounge, stage area. Some events are done there but otherwise is is usually a nice quiet place to look out the full windows at the ocean going past.  The Jewel class ships are our favorites.  

 

Thanks sounds like a good ship.  looking forward to Great Outdoors and Spinnaker Lounge.  Both sound great.  I love to take a book and sit looking out over the ocean.  Both would be good for that by the sounds of it.

 

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Just now, NLH Arizona said:

If you want a late afternoon snack, I love the oatmeal raisin cookies, hit the Great Outdoors about 3 or 3:30.

sounds good to me.

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Great Outdoors may be our cruise away “goto” we love eating on deck as we sail out of Sydney Harbour.

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18 hours ago, GUT2407 said:

It’s only a short cruise (7 nights) so we aren’t doing specialty restaurants, I don’t think. Figure a visit to each free venue will take most of the week

 

We have an accessible balcony booked. Have booked Mrs G a half dozen bottles of water (I know, but happy wife and all that)

 

Any suggestions to get the most out of this cruise.

O'Sheehans for breakfast, no hassle, sit down, eggs to order, real orange juice.

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This will be our 3rd cruise with NCL but first on the Jewel.  Thanks for the tips on the Great Outdoors, Spinnaker Lounge and the bridge viewing room on deck 11 forward.   We will certainly give them a try. 

 

I read in another post that the Jewel is currently being refurbished in Singapore so will be like sparkling new for the cruises down under this winter.

 

We don’t eat beef often but love to splurge at Cagney’s steakhouse.   We have also enjoyed the Brazilian steakhouse Moderno.  

 

 

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1 hour ago, EDLOS said:

O'Sheehans for breakfast, no hassle, sit down, eggs to order, real orange juice.

Thanks that was on the list, so we ma6 be heading the right way.

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4 minutes ago, debeni said:

This will be our 3rd cruise with NCL but first on the Jewel.  Thanks for the tips on the Great Outdoors, Spinnaker Lounge and the bridge viewing room on deck 11 forward.   We will certainly give them a try. 

 

I read in another post that the Jewel is currently being refurbished in Singapore so will be like sparkling new for the cruises down under this winter.

 

We don’t eat beef often but love to splurge at Cagney’s steakhouse.   We have also enjoyed the Brazilian steakhouse Moderno.  

 

 

Yep, goes in next week I think, then one cruise around a Singapore area, relocation to Sydney, a NZ cruise, and then my cruise, yippeeeee.

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Just now, GUT2407 said:

Yep, goes in next week I think, then one cruise around a Singapore area, relocation to Sydney, a NZ cruise, and then my cruise, yippeeeee.

She is currently in dry dock now since last Monday for two weeks. 

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Just now, Ronin23 said:

She is currently in dry dock now since last Monday for two weeks. 

Thanks, must be the 5th she comes out then, I knew the 5th was in the mix somewhere.

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17 minutes ago, GUT2407 said:

Thanks, must be the 5th she comes out then, I knew the 5th was in the mix somewhere.

Correct....looking forward to seeing what they have done to her. Will be on in December and was last on her in 2010 so it’s been a while. 

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4 minutes ago, Ronin23 said:

Correct....looking forward to seeing what they have done to her. Will be on in December and was last on her in 2010 so it’s been a while. 

 

Videos I've seen on youtube show she is getting tired.  Furniture in cabins could use some updating.  Hope she gets a good refresh.

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We spent about 80 days on her over the last 12 months.  Love the ship and the staff.  The size is really good, not too crowded.

Go being prepared to enjoy yourselves and you will.

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1 hour ago, casofilia said:

We spent about 80 days on her over the last 12 months.  Love the ship and the staff.  The size is really good, not too crowded.

Go being prepared to enjoy yourselves and you will.

I always go prepared to enjoy myself it’s one thing I’m good at, enjoying myself.

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Really not cub different than most cruises.

 

the one suggestion I would make is if there is a restaurant you really want to go to, book.

 

it took about four attempts to get into Chin Chen, almost seems to defeat the whole freestyle thing.

 

Great outdoors is great for breakfast.

 

Visit the bridge viewing room.

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17 hours ago, Muckyduckway said:

Now that you've been, how would you answer your own question?

You must be about ready to leave, have a safe journey and a wonderful cruise.

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