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Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

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Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Norwegian Jade

10 Night Eastern Mediterranean (Rome Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 23, 2014

Ship: Norwegian Jade

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 9000

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary



There's plenty to do on this cruise, the ports come fast and furious...there's a lot of walking involved


The suites are roomy, services great, pampered feel


Plenty of restaurants to chiose from, social and fun




The spa is doesn't make you feel good, it makes you feel used and fleeced avoid it


The suites complementary party is terrible, an opportunity for selling pics, unfriendly crew, no mingeling,  stingy captain, poor drink and food service. Other ships far superior.


Very, very poorly trained staff, worst for any ship I've been on for dietary concerns. I'm gluten free and buffet could not be used. Staff don't understand the word gluten except in specialty rooms, ALL staff don't understand you and hand you off up to 6 times, extremely annoying. Who ever trains the staff needs to do a huge amount of work here. I was restricted except for specialty restaurants. So, there is plenty of food, but I couldn't eat it from lack of information. Other ships are not like this.



Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
I could not use the free dinning. No one, NO ONE on this ship knows what gluten free means. I could not eat in any public venue. Therefore the food/dining, was nonexsistant for me.


3 out of 5
Not a really happening ship. Not as good as other NCL on this front.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Except for the untrained staff, all staff were kind with a good attitude.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
This is personal. I don't like the ship. It's ugly and out of place. The Hawahian themes are way out of place. Specialty restaurants and all public spaces need an overhaul. Spaces I enjoyed on other ships, were ugly and not used on this ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Ugly ship

Ports of call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
Rome is 30 minutes away on the train. The train is a20 minute walk away from the port, walkable but not really close to ship

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

3 out of 5

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

3 out of 5
Need to hire a tour bus to get into Atens. Plan on paying $25. to get in and out. The town is a cute Little area, walkable but alot of walking.

Izmir, Turkey

5 out of 5
Bus to sites 1 plus hours away. Requires tours or can not be accessed.

Naples, Italy

5 out of 5
Need atour in this port. Sorrento is wonderful, best port for beuty and R&R on the tour.
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