Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

Experience
4-6 cruises

Review
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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
Entertainment
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
Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands
The Cathedral is spectacular, whole island is clean and beautiful.
Don't Miss: Cathedral de Mallorca
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Of course the Casino is a must see. Ate at an outside cafe - nothing special.
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.
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.


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