we really enjoyed the cruise

Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
12 Night Egypt & Greek Isles (Istanbul To Athens)
Sail Date: October 13, 2008
Ship: Norwegian Jade
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 years ago
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 morning...food was average and good number of selections....some juices and lemonade should be provided all day long and not just water and ice tea!

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
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


1 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
stateroom service was excellent..some of the staff in buffet were not attentive enouhg

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
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

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
we had an interior and it quite spacious
3 out of 5
beautifull green and hilly island..we rented a car and saw most of the island
Don't Miss: courfo town
5 out of 5
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
5 out of 5
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
1 out of 5
the village was OK.,..we did not visit olympia...what is there really too see?
1 out of 5
the visit to the palace of knossos was a waste of time for me
5 out of 5
great stop to wonder, shop, site see and beaches
Don't Miss: the whole island
5 out of 5
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
3 out of 5

Don't Miss: hephassis

Pros: free style dining

Cons: garden buffet at breakfast

Recommends Norwegian Jade? Yes!

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