December 2015 - 7 Night Western Caribbean (Houston Roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Jade
To Freestyle Or Not
Our experience on this cruise overall was positive. The good things were excellent and the bad things were the pits, resulting in a middle rating. The Spa massage and facial services were excellent. Ask for Janett. The evening shows were exceptional! The Fitness Club and daily dance classes were also excellent as were the restaurants Le Bistro and Cagney's SteakHouse. The staff was friendly and the ship was clean. The tendering to ports was a tedious project at best. If you had purchased a shore excursion through Norwegian you got priority in getting off the ship. Since it is Freestyle Cruising you don't have a set seating time in the dining room. This resulted in long lines with 40 minute waits times or being turned away. This also means dressing for dinner is optional. Although the website said no shorts or jeans in the dining room after 6pm., there were people who were dressed to clean out the garage seated with people who were dressed formally. And last but certainly not least our party had a purse and sweater stolen from the lounge while they were dancing. Security was not interested in recovering the items or confronting the thief. In my opinion this left other passengers at risk.