October 2014 - Norwegian Jade to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
Wasn't sure what to expect...but Norwegian exceeded all our expectations...great atmosphere onboard, great facilities, inc very spacious spa and gym. (VIP full package only price seemed a bit unfair perhaps) Food was excellent at times, with the only complaint being perhaps a bit more variety needed in the "inclusive" venues. Staff were genuinely friendly and helpful. Our only previous experiences have been with Cunard, so this was very different, but almost as enjoyable. I don't think it was as relaxing a cruise as previous ones...on Cunard you have quiet places and have to go somewhere to find some "noise". On Jade it was salsa music and action all round the ship and you had to search for that quiet area to get away from it all.
Entertainment on the whole was very good, with the odd mediocre performance.
Not sure if I'd be that keen to sail out of Venice again...all a bit of a palaver.
I need my Cunard fix next, but will definitely try NCL again in the future