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Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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7 Night Classic Mediterranean (Venice To Rome)
Sail Date: October 08, 2011
Ship: Norwegian Jade
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago
The ship was fine, other than some of the public rooms were over the top w/Hawaiian decorations. It is very casual, which I wasn't really used to from previous experience...no need to dress up ever, if you don't wish to. Too bad it wasn't a "wow" experience, as one of our group was on his first cruise.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food was pretty good. We never used any of the specialty restaurants as we didn't feel the need to spend extra for dinners, however, friends who did so on the last nite in the French one felt it was worth it.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Don't miss the "Elements" show which is fabulous. Otherwise forgettable.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
They were all very friendly. Our cabin steward, Paciano, was always doing extra things for us our friends did not get on other levels.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
We were in cabin 4514 and I wasn't happy w/the location on the bottom at first, but ended up being ok. I thought I had booked a cabin w/a window, not a porthole.
3 out of 5
We did not care for Naples at all. We took the train to Pompei which was easy to do and a fantastic experience.
Don't Miss: Pizza in Naples at "Antica Pizzeria da Michele" Worth the 45 min wait...best ever!!!
5 out of 5
We took the train to Taromina for about 9 Euros each. You get a great view of Mt. Etna from there. Beautiful city.
Don't Miss: Greek Theater.
5 out of 5
Get there right away in the morning so you can experience the main street w/o a million people. Walk the wall.
Don't Miss: Walk the wall! Do it right away to avoid the crowds.
5 out of 5
The only shore excursion we booked thru the ship was the bus to the capital. It was very comfortable and the tour guide, Matje, was great. A beautiful city, but not enough time to really experience it.
5 out of 5
We booked a private tour once inside the walls. It was maybe $15pp for a 1 1/2 hr tour. Very nice experience.
Don't Miss: Climb the clock tower! Stroll the promenade. Visit the green market.

Pros: The ports were great, which is really my main focus.

Cons: The ship was originally meant for Hawaii, so decorated as such. Pretty tacky in many areas. At least "art" was of a vintage look. Wish it would have been decorated with scenes of Italy.

Recommends Norwegian Jade? Yes!

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