Good stops, less on board than expected

Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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11 Night Western Mediterranean (Rome Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 22, 2014
Ship: Norwegian Jade
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: GTY
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

This was our second NCL cruise, our last being a 7 night Carribean voyage. While we enjoyed most of the stops, some for the onboard stuff was less than we expected...our room was awesome, and the staff was great, but the food definitely left something to be desired. Our last cruise the food was fantastic- every dish was phenomenal. This time, we often walked away just saying "meh." This was certainly a disappointment, especially since this cruise had a significantly higher price tag. We were also not as impressed by the on board activities- this could perhaps be to cater to a different crowd from the Carribean cruise, but I still feel like there could have been more fun onboard activities. The cruise staff that ran the events, however, were fabulous.


Overall, we had a lot of fun but were expecting more.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Bad is maybe too far, but I was definitely disappointed...this was my third cruise and by FAR the least impressive food.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
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1 out of 5
This port seems to be good only for excursions to other areas- the port city itself was not very nice- navy town with sex shops on every other corner? Not what we were looking for...
5 out of 5
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3 out of 5
Better for excursions
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