really fun cruise with great ports

Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean


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Experience: 1 cruise (first)
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Greek Isles & Turkey from Venice
Sail Date: July 02, 2011
Ship: Norwegian Jade
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago
this is a very nice ship. very clean. great ports, with croatia, turkey and greece. excellent staff. however, everything on the ship was really, really expensive. also, everyone tried to upsell everything on the ship. also, there is a "cover charge" or forced gratuity charged at the end of the cruise. this amount is 24 dollars a day per person. 12 goes to staff and 12 goes to housekeeping. i don't know about you, but i think 48 dollars per day per room (4 person occupancy) is way, way too high. basically, ncl is forcing us to directly pay their employees. this is simply unfair. also, never actually told us this, so it came as a big suprise.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
upcharged resturaunts were often full. steakhouse (25 upcharge per person) was worth every penny, and then some

Entertainment

5 out of 5
tons of entertainment

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
amazing children's activities. children hated being in ports because they loved the kid's club so much

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
3 out of 5
dirty and crowded city. very, very expensive. souviners are way too expensive and are mostly junk
5 out of 5
house of virgin mary is a long way but definately a spiritual experience, especially if you are catholic. very clean city. freeways comparable to US. not too expensive.
5 out of 5
amazing city. beautiful, clean, and people are friendly
5 out of 5
must see. friendly people, not too expensive

Pros: ship, food, people, staff

Cons: expensive, upsell everything, nickel and dimed me to death

Recommends Norwegian Jade? Yes!

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