Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean
Ship: Norwegian Jade
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 years ago
Review SummaryWe just arrived back from the 12-day Mediterranean cruise from Istanbul, Turkey to Barcelona, Spain and I was very pleased with the overall experience. The port stops and excursions in Turkey, Greece, Croatia, and Italy were all so enjoyable and beautiful to see; I loved the colorful Hawaiian dcor of the ship; and from the very beginning the staff went out of their was to treat us kindly and with respect.
Food and Dining
Dinner time was a better experience. NCL has freestyle dining meaning you can eat dinner at the time of your convenience, at any available table. You dont have a set time and table reserved for you ahead of time, as most cruises. I ate dinner every night in either the Grand Pacific or Alizar main dining rooms between 5:30pm and 6pm, and was seated immediately, without any wait. But it started getting crowded after 7pm, with long lines.
However, I didnt care much for the musical production shows, such as Showdown, or Shout. This is an area that is in need of much improvement.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Pros: Itinerary (Turkey, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Spain), colorful dcor and design of ship, helpful staff
Cons: Long lines for breakfast in buffet