Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Nice ship, but the food . . .

Sail Date: June 27, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Suite

Overall the Jade is a comfortable ship. Modern, new, clean, etc.

Pros: Cabin

Cons: Food and entertainment were mediocre at best

Recommends Norwegian Jade? No.

Ship Quality
Average. Ships onboard entertainers sang and danced well, but shows were variations on a theme. Outside performers had limited appeal - aerialists and Flamenco dancers.
Food and Dining
The only excellent meal we had was at Teppanyaki. Cagney's steakhouse ($25 surcharge) was good, nothing more. Rack of lamb at Le Bistro ($20 cover) was literally inedible and getting the cover charge removed was very difficult.
Cabin / Stateroom
I had a mini-suite. Very comfortable. Broadcast TV was extremely limited - CNN and movies that ran at odd times and didn't change all week! No DVD available.
Service and Staff
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
I took the Ultimate Rome tour - expensive ($400 pp), but it was very well done. Two guides took us to the front of looooooong lines at The Vatican, the Colosseum, St. Peter's Basilica, so I saw them all in a day. That would have been impossible otherwise.
Don't Miss: Trevi Fountain, Colosseum, Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel.
Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands
The Cathedral is spectacular, whole island is clean and beautiful.
Don't Miss: Cathedral de Mallorca
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy
We rented a car and toured the countryside - did not get to Pisa as we didn't feel compelled to see The Tower.
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Of course the Casino is a must see. Ate at an outside cafe - nothing special.

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