January 2016 - 7 Night Western Caribbean (Houston Roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Jade
A Good Time
Enjoyed the outstanding entertainment, especially, Thurs. night show, equal to best Vegas review. Cripton and Renata, and David Naster were superior as were the acrobats.
Layout of ship continuously confusing to two very bright people-needs much better signage, explicit directions to parts of ship. Much frustration getting to and from dining and events.
Very clean, excellent service staff-very cooperative. Women at front desk had too many language barriers, however, and at times were snobbish.
Major complaint-We felt as if we were attending one sales pitch after another. In all our travels we have not had such an experience. We've traveled on such ships as Holland America and the Stellar Solarace.
On the Norwegian there were extra charges every time we turned around and someone looking to sell us one more thing.
The excursions were quite expensive and other options to travel the ports of call very limited. Belize City offered nothing of interest and we hired a cab to drive us around the city and to the so called "beach." We had seen the ruins at Cozumel and were looking for a different experience in Belize.
Honduras was lovely but the cab we hired hustled us to a crowded beach with bad service.
We saw no information that really assisted us in creating our own trips and were not prepared to buy the cruise packages.
The activities, as a whole, were fun, especially the ball room dancing, Glenn Miller band and the guitarist.
Massage therapist, Mihaela, was excellent.