October 2015 - Norwegian Jade to Transatlantic
A great trip for the price. Check in at the port in Barcelona was very fast. The weather during the 16 day crossing was smooth except for a couple days before Madeira where we had 12 foot waves. The weather in Barcelona was around 70 degrees and it only got warmer crossing the Atlantic. There was custom delays in St Thomas as those who were not American citizens had up to 3 hours wait in line to get their passport stamped. This was done on board and there were no announcements to NOT come up to the Spinnaker Lounge until the line shortened. For those getting off in Miami there was a couple hours delay for those wanting to just go down town etc to be allowed off. In Houston, we ere off the ship in 5 minutes, we took the charter bus to Bush Intercontentinal which cost $50 each. There is no cheap way to get from Bayport to the airport. The main thing we saw on the ship was a shortage of Bus Staff in the restaurants. Waiters were busy and tables sat for a long time before they were cleaned off. The entertainment was super as Norwegian had a variety of acts. We are taking the return cruise in April 2015.