The Jade

Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Greek Isles (Venice Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 21, 2014
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8020
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
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.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The pianist was superb but the band was so-so

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The manager of the pay Italian restaurant did his best to keep the noise down

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
We were above the stage and there could have been better insulation for a balcony room

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Room and shower/toilet were very tight

Ship Tip

Tours were available on shore

5 out of 5
We stayed two days ahead of cruise and had a great time. Gondolas cruised by our hotel room.
5 out of 5
Very friendly people and the Koum quats were delicious
5 out of 5
Again friendly and the sesame seed covered peanuts were outstanding
5 out of 5
Again friendly. Had a great inexpensive lunch.
5 out of 5
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.
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