Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Deck Hand

7+ cruises


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1 out of 5

Not what I expected

Sail Date: July 26, 2009

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

even though ship is now in europe crusing, it still has the hawaiian theme (which is ugly and tacky)

Pros: the itenerary

Cons: service from dining staff and so called free syle cuising

Recommends Norwegian Jade? No.

Cabin / Stateroom
stateroom nice, but way too small. especially the one small closet that a couple needs to share. very difficult to hold clothes for 2 people on a two week cruise. bathrooms were nice and fairly large.
Ship Quality
all things minus the decor (hawaiian theme) was good. very clean and nice layout and size.
albeit, I only went to 2 performances on a 14 day cruise, because the free style dinner option made it hard to coordinate seeing more of them.
Food and Dining
again, some things were very good, the food was better than most cruises I have been on, nice variety of food items and the dining rooms were nice with plenty of specialty options. waiting for an open table was 30 - 60 minutes (average 45 min.) for the freestyle "eat when you wanna eat"
Service and Staff
wasn't knock it out of the park, in general dining experience was poor (consistently). Long waits for water to be refilled, long waits for courses, and just not the same as great experience with the other 6 cruises on various cruise lines
Lisbon, Portugal
this was surprisingly beautiful. wished someone would have mentioned the royal palace as something to see. found out about it too late!
Barcelona, Spain
Malaga, Spain
Gibraltar (U.K.)
stunning1 monkeys a must too see! need more time though 5 - 6 hrs too short
Don't Miss: going to the top of the rock. take a cab or bus, cable car wait was 2hr long for a 7 minute trip.
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Cannes, France
Vigo, Spain
need to take train or excursion to santiago. vigo just okay
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

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