Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

we really enjoyed the cruise

Sail Date: October 13, 2008

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

we found the ship very clean...the staff were very friendly and helpfull...there are some design and process problems in regards to accommodating the large number of people especially in how the garden buffet room is designed...access restrictions from the pool areas to the upper deck....more washrooms in deck areas would be nice...stardust theatre access from the ends would be more efficient....the aft 12 deck for eating was wonderfull...we ate breakfast there each was average and good number of selections....some juices and lemonade should be provided all day long and not just water and ice tea!

Pros: free style dining

Cons: garden buffet at breakfast

Recommends Norwegian Jade? Yes!

Ship Quality
layout for people flow in garden cafe is poor.
stardust theatre access from the ends would be most beneficial.
stairways from pool are to 13 deck should be from both ends.
hallways in common areas were too narrow for the number of people especially near the photo and sales areas on deck 7
Food and Dining
service in dining room good however in garden buffet when self service was restricted there was not enough help and there was a total lack of process even though the staff worked hard
Cabin / Stateroom
we had an interior and it quite spacious
Service and Staff
stateroom service was excellent..some of the staff in buffet were not attentive enouhg
Iraklion (Heraklion), Crete
the visit to the palace of knossos was a waste of time for me
Mykonos, Greece
great stop to wonder, shop, site see and beaches
Don't Miss: the whole island
Corfu, Greece
beautifull green and hilly island..we rented a car and saw most of the island
Don't Miss: courfo town
Katakolon (Olympia), Greece
the village was OK.,..we did not visit olympia...what is there really too see?
Istanbul, Turkey
great stop..we were there in advance of boarding the ship..NCL should provide directions in getting to the ship via down town, airport etc...
Don't Miss: the old section
Santorini, Greece
we took the bus to oia and then walked back via the coastal path..took the tram up as we were first and then walked down fighting the donkeys obstructions
Don't Miss: the town of oia
Alexandria (Cairo), Egypt
great stop here overnite..we went to cairo one day and then explored alexandria on foot and by a carriage ride
Don't Miss: cairo and the pyramids
Izmir, Turkey

Don't Miss: hephassis

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