richardsiles

richardsiles
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Norwegian Jade

December 2016 - Norwegian Jade to Caribbean - Western

The Hawaiian Ship that will be redone

This ship used to be The Pride of Hawaii and will be redone for  20 days starting March 9, 2017. All the décor and pictures etc will be changed- Good it need it. Also the promenade walking track that was falling apart will be redone also. This was a very pleasant cruise, with the following warnings. The price of photos is out of hand. 25 of 15 bucks each- just too high. Take your own pictures. The casino should be avoided- really no winners- this was the worst I have ever experienced, in all games and machines. AVOID IT. Finally the price of basic drinks (that were short poured alcohol) and a basic beer is out of sight. With tax and tip the beer was $8.25. Drink ashore. We only got 4 hours in the beach port,due to a crappy itinerary, and a full day in Roatan is a waste- they should reverse these 2 stops. The food and shows were top notch, the cruise staff game shows were hokey. Music and bands were good, but will not take this itinerary again. Norwegian has improved over the years, excellent buffet choices and variety, but the destinations here left a lot to be desired. If you drink you must get the drink package, and 10 drinks a day break even- avoid their overpriced bars. They did not offer a single bottle of wine for less than $35, and a 4 oz glass started at , with tax and tip $12. I bet the dhip is awesome when redone, but avoid this itinerary.

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Norwegian Star

December 2015 - Norwegian Star to Caribbean - Western

great cruise that noon seems to know about

This was a great cruise- no problems- superior food and shows. The port of Roatan is a waste- not worth getting off ship - everything else was great. However drink prices on the ship arer a real rip off. beers end up with tip at 7 and mixed drinks are 10 drink in port. Also the price of silver is really up. negotiate hard. Finally this ship pushes Diamonds International- get kickbacks. They were sleazy and dishonest. Specifically they rate the quality of their stones and overrate them greatly. Buy elsewhere. 

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richardsiles's Tips

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras - See the Jade museum and 30 minutes later return to the ship. Bought nice necklace qat very reasonable price- interesting info on jade- worth seeing. Also the bags of coffee are overpriced and lousy.
Norwegian Jade Norwegian Jade - Eat breakfast and lunch in Garden Café on deck 12- avoid their overpriced and skimpy drinks. Total ripoff- a Coke was 4.25- does that tell you.
Harvest Caye, Belize - We were only here for 4 hours. they should spend 8 hrs here, and 4 hours in Roatan. Very nice beach and kid's play area. Nothing here worth buying. No beach side bar-b-que supplies. and Landshark Grille Restaurant very pricey. Easy abpoard the ship.
Norwegian Star Norwegian Star - Some of the seats in threate are actually broken- be careful. book all your dining first chance- have reservations for all meals. period. do not be forced to wait for a table- we had them and no problems. Brazilian reataurant is awesome as was French.

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received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Jade cruise review - The Hawaiian Ship that will be redone

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received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Jade cruise review - The Hawaiian Ship that will be redone

shared a quick tip for Norwegian Jade"Eat breakfast and lunch in Garden Café on deck 12- avoid their overpriced and skimpy drinks. Total ripoff- a Coke was 4.25- does that tell you."

added Dec 11, 2016 cruise on Norwegian Jade to their profile.

reviewed their Caribbean - Western cruise on Norwegian Jade and gave it 4 stars!

reviewed their Caribbean - Western cruise on Norwegian Star and gave it 5 stars!

added Dec 6, 2015 cruise on Norwegian Star to their profile.

shared a quick tip for Norwegian Star"Some of the seats in threate are actually broken- be careful. book all your dining first chance- have reservations for all meals. period. do not be forced to wait for a table- we had them and no problems. Brazilian reataurant is awesome as was French."