Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

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4 out of 5

Ticking off Our Bucket List

Sail Date: November 21, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

time to update Hawaiian decor

Pros: Historic sites

Cons: Post-Egypt treatment of passengers

Recommends Norwegian Jade? Yes!

Ship Quality
Good clean ship; sanitation focus went overboard post-Egypt. Extra steps were not communicated well to passengers, though.
Food and Dining
same menu we'd had week before; specialty restaurants not all that special. Exception - Papa's Italian Kitchen... they treated us like VIPs
Service and Staff
Front desk staff need work- rekeyed our card incorrectly, did not respond well to report of emergency situation, didn't get back to people with answers. Communication of sanitation issues was handled poorly.
Having a sea day between ports gave everyone time to unwind; heavy seas/weather limited on deck activities for 3 days... seasick passengers
Cabin / Stateroom
penthouse suite. Best bed we've had at sea; extra perks like in room cappuccino machine
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
went to Ostia Antica since we had done Rome week before. Great ruins; amazing mosaics
Don't Miss: Rome tours
Izmir, Turkey
our favorite stop. Private tour meant we were ahead of the hordes of bus tours. Visited House of Virgin Mary, Ephesus (including Terrace Houses) and carpet factory
Don't Miss: Ephesus
Valletta, Malta
Best port arrangement - shops and restaurants and access to town. We took the hop-on-hop-off bus to see entire island
Don't Miss: Mdina - for history and crafts
Alexandria (Cairo), Egypt
Another private tour -- overnight. Officials held all tours in Alexandria for 2.5 hours... delays our guide was able to overcome. We visited Memphis, Saqqara, Giza, Egyptian Museum and the Alexandria catacombs.
Don't Miss: Sound and light show at pyramids

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