Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

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2-3 cruises


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3 out of 5

Whirlwind Europe

Sail Date: January 08, 2014

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Cabin: GTY

From the destination experience, we had a wonderful vacation.  As cruises go, the experience was average. The food on the ship was okay, although nothing unique or fancy unless you wanted to pay above and beyond what you've already spent. Activities were limited, most of the activity leaders were impossible to understand, and it often sucked the fun out of them. Regarding port visits, if you weren't booked through Norwegian, the staff offered no help whatsoever and was often rude or curt, even at the "guest services" desk when you'd ask them for a copy of the map that was displaying right on the bulliten board next to it. "Where can I get one of those?"  "I don't know".   At the library, we asked the guy sitting at the desk for a book from the reference area. He told us it was not in library hours, although he continued to sit at the staff desk for another 45 minutes. Not the most accommodating staff I've ever met.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
They FRIED yorkshire pudding. Many other items were somewhat flavorless.
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Rarely friendly or accommodating, aside from one waiter team (who was super - Richard/Jose) and our cabin steward (Sanjay, who was great)
Very few and limited. Most were infomercials to buy products or services
Onboard Activities
see above
Destinations and Excursions
Destinations were great. We booked excursions outside Norwegian and they were great
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Katakolon (Olympia), Greece GREAT tour through Katakolon Express
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Nothing to do around port, research excursion stops
Izmir, Turkey
Excursion to Ephesus through - fabulous guide
Istanbul, Turkey
second day tour through shoreexcursions was very interesting. Grand Bazaar is a big tourist market. Skip it
Naples, Italy
Loved Pompeii - gorgeous

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