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Old June 20th, 2007, 01:03 PM
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Default 5nt Jewel or 7nt Sun??? Please Help...

I'm going through cruise withdrawal, but I don't have much money. I was considering either the 5nt Jewel or the 7nt Sun. They are both just about the same price.

Here are the itineraries:

Cruise line: Norwegian
Ship name: Norwegian Jewel
Ports of call: Miami, Florida; Cozumel, Mexico; George Town, Cayman Islands; Miami, Florida
2007 departures: November 4, 18

Cruise line: Norwegian
Ship name: Norwegian Sun
Ports of call: Miami, Florida; Roatan, Honduras; Belize City, Belize; Riviera Maya, Mexico; Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; Miami, Florida
2007 departures: November 3, 10, 17, 24


The Sun seems to have a better itinerary, but the Jewel is a newer ship. I have been to Cozumel and George Town before, but my husband as not.

What do you think???
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i have an idea do the jewel on the 4th and come back to the sun on the 10th. best of both worlds, we are eading back to Hawaii next year we tried to wait till our 5th anniversary but couldnt
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Eric,

That would be a great idea except I dont have much money... I thought you didnt like the POAM? Your going back on that ship???

BTW, Im moving to Florida next month... I got a job teaching 4th grade.

Enjoy Hawaii!

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did u find a home? did u sell yours? if u need help let me know. but more so good luck and enjoy the sunshine state.
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Back to the original question, I'd do the Sun if the itineraries were similarly priced. For me, a 5 day cruise would be too short.

We've been on both ships -- the Sun in 2004 to Alaska, and the Jewel last November for an eastern caribbean itinerary. There are some things I prefer about each ship, but I wouldn't hesitate to sail either one of them again.

I also happen to be very fond of both Roatan and Belize as ports of call. We've been twice to those ports, as well as Cozumel, and I prefer Roatan and Belize over Cozumel. I'd been looking at this itinerary for future consideration, and think Costa Maya looks like a nice change to the normal NCL itinerary.

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I totally agree with Ute-fan, although I love both ships, my two favorite btw, I would go for 7 days. Yes, the Sun is 6 years old now, but that certainly isn't old. She is in great shape, I think the cabins are a little larger than the Jewel and the itienary is better.

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we booked Pride of America for next October! I will try to sneak in a Canade cruise this year
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Thanks everyone for the advice!! Im going to go with the Sun as long as everything works out with my husband gets off. I feel better about booking the older ship now!

Eric, yes I found a place. I am renting an apartment for now to see how I like it. Havent sold my co-op yet, but Im working on it. We have a friend of the family that just listed it... Enjoy Hawaii!

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when are u leaving?
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july 20th
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that is soon. will u sail out of ny again or will it all be Miami for u from now on? maybe we will get down to a cruise that way some day
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probably miami... depends...
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