Nice ship, but the food . . .

Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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Norwegian Jade

7 Night Western Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)

Sail Date: June 27, 2010

Ship: Norwegian Jade

Cabin Type: Suite

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Review Summary

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

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
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.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Average. Ships onboard entertainers sang and danced well, but shows were variations on a theme. Outside performers had limited appeal - aerialists and Flamenco dancers.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
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.

Ports Of Call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
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.

Monte Carlo, Monaco

3 out of 5
Of course the Casino is a must see. Ate at an outside cafe - nothing special.

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

3 out of 5
We rented a car and toured the countryside - did not get to Pisa as we didn't feel compelled to see The Tower.

Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands

5 out of 5
The Cathedral is spectacular, whole island is clean and beautiful.
Don't Miss: Cathedral de Mallorca

Pros: Cabin

Cons: Food and entertainment were mediocre at best

Recommends Norwegian Jade? No.

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