The Norwegian Jewel Suite 9002 Forward Large Balcony Review 2023

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a blue door with a doorknob and a sign

I stayed in a very similar suite on the Star crossing the Atlantic for 21 days late in 2022. This suite, while compact, has one thing that makes booking it worth every penny and especially so if you can score it as a cheap upgrade as I did for this Alaska cruise.

a blue door and two black doors

The entrance to the suite is a bit tight but there are two shelves just inside the door that are convenient for both beach towels and a beach bag. Plus you do have access to the large closet from this side as well as the bathroom side (very convenient).

a glass cabinet with a shelf and glasses on it

Unlike standard cabins you have extra of almost everything you can need for food service as well as a coffee / tea maker and a mini fridge.

a room with a bed and a table

For a suite this cabin is compact but they have squeezed in a full size table for four.

a room with a bed and a television

Do also note there is a cordless phone on the desk that you can take with you and will work just about anywhere on the ship and that can be nice if you need to call your butler or the concierge.

a bed with white sheets and a lamp

a room with a couch and a chair

a room with a bed and a table

The bed is queen size and the sofa next to the bed can fold out to be a twin with a curtain that can be pulled for privacy.

a bathroom with a mirror and cabinets

Just outside the bathroom is a small area to get ready. A quick tip is to keep the bathroom door shut as soon as you exit as this area can get steamy quickly and we don’t want “hair emergencies” before dinner do we! 😉

You also have plenty of storage here with twin safes inside the upper cabinets as well as the above mentioned access to the other side of the closets.

a bathroom with a shower and sink

I really love this bathroom and it seems like a refresh from similar suites on other ships. Most of the others I have been in have a tub with a LARGE step in and feel cramped. This is light, large and amazing.

a boat deck with a swimming pool and a body of water with mountains in the background

a body of water with snow covered mountains in the background

But the real star of this cabin is clearly the large forward facing balcony. When the wind is not blowing direct in on you it is calm and stunning. In our case for Alaska it was cold in May but the views were well worth it.

I have posted a quick video tour of the room as well as the view of a glacier from the balcony to give you an idea of how amazing this suite is. Also know you do have a butter and the room steward will visit your room twice a day unlike standard cabins that now only get once a day service. – René

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René de Lambert
René de Lamberthttp://www.FrequentFloaters.com
René de Lambert has been a travel blogger for over 10 years covering the travel industry - including cruising.

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