Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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2 out of 5

The Jade

Sail Date: June 21, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Everyone ate at seperate tables so there was not much of a chance to make new friends  The dinners in the included restaurants were not as great as the meals of past cruises.  For those great meals, you had to go to the pay restaurants. There was a $20 transaction fee each time to exchange dollars for euros  and the exchange rate was far above the actual exchange rate. Comparing  Norwegian to Princess, Royal Carribean or Celebrety, Norwegan comes in fourth. We were celebrating our 48th wedding anniversary and according to the tickets, we were supposed to get an anniversay cake which never materialized.  It just wasn't the Norwegian Cruise that we have had in the past. The itenerery was good as far as the ports were concerned but the tours were overpriced. We did our own thing at each stop and had a great time.

Ship Quality
We were above the stage and there could have been better insulation for a balcony room
Food and Dining
We went to the Italian pay restaurant and there was a basketball court above us and all kinds of noise during dinner. I complained but the court should never have been above.
Service and Staff
The manager of the pay Italian restaurant did his best to keep the noise down
The pianist was superb but the band was so-so
Destinations and Excursions
good destinations but excursions were overpriced
Cabin / Stateroom
Room and shower/toilet were very tight
Venice, Italy
We stayed two days ahead of cruise and had a great time. Gondolas cruised by our hotel room.
Corfu, Greece
Very friendly people and the Koum quats were delicious
Santorini, Greece
Again friendly and the sesame seed covered peanuts were outstanding
Mykonos, Greece
Again friendly. Had a great inexpensive lunch.
Katakolon (Olympia), Greece
The main strip had many shops but the prices varied. I bought a souviener mug for 2 euros where most were 5-8 euros. Look to the side streets.


Tours were available on shore

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