Whirlwind Europe

Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
10 Night Eastern Mediterranean (Rome Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 08, 2014
Ship: Norwegian Jade
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: GTY
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 4 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
They FRIED yorkshire pudding. Many other items were somewhat flavorless.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
see above


1 out of 5
Very few and limited. Most were infomercials to buy products or services

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Rarely friendly or accommodating, aside from one waiter team (who was super - Richard/Jose) and our cabin steward (Sanjay, who was great)

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece Did not visit port

GREAT tour through Katakolon Express
3 out of 5
Nothing to do around port, research excursion stops
5 out of 5
Excursion to Ephesus through shoreexcursions.com - fabulous guide
3 out of 5
second day tour through shoreexcursions was very interesting. Grand Bazaar is a big tourist market. Skip it
5 out of 5
Loved Pompeii - gorgeous
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