February 2016 - 7 Night Western Caribbean (Houston Roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Jade
This is an amazing ship, a floating city. The ship is clean, well cared for, and offers a variety of activities. There always seemed to be plenty of room to find a spot to be to eat or hang out. The pool side chairs were the only exception and one needed to get their early and grab a chair if you wanted pool front real estate. We wish their was a dedicated pool/jacuzi for adults only that was farther away from the main pool area.
We had an amazing culinary experience. I highly recommend a 3 or 4 day specialty dinning package. The Tepanyaki was the best I have ever eaten, steakhouse was incredible, and the other specialty dining restaurants were really good. Even though the buffet is above average I would have tired of eating their more than I did. The two main dining rooms were very good as well. Be prepared to wait for your food as each sitting took about an hour and a half. We stated telling them to bring all our appetizers and salads ect. altogether to speed up the service, if you don't you will more than likely miss the 7:30 show in the Stardust Theater. Several of our friends said this was the best food of any cruise-line they have been on.
The first show on the ship was the only one we didn't care for but the Tenors of Rock were great as was the acrobats. Several of our cruise friends who have been on many cruises said that this ship had the best entertainment they have seen on any ship.
SPA, Thermal Suite:
Wouldn't do this package again. It was nice but not worth the cost. Also the massages are very expensive so as long as you want to spend $150 for 50 min you will be fine. If you want a massage wait until you are on the beach in Mexico or Honduras and get one for $25.
Mexico was awesome, we did the Xplore park and it was the highlight of our trip. Our excursion guide got us to the front of the line so we would have time to do everything once. I highly recommend if you are looking for an adventurous activity.
Belize was kind of run down and scary. We went to see the ruins and that was very interesting but I can see why NCL is developing Harvest Caye as an alternative to Belize City.
Roatann was beautiful, get a van and get to the beach as quickly as possible, find a little boat to take you our to the reef for some amazing snorkeling. Relax and enjoy this port it was super fun.