Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

great places

Sail Date: July 12, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Inside

Cabin: GTY

I enjoyed our stops but wished I had been given more info on tours. Most stops other than Roma and Pisa you really can just do the hop on hop off busses or other transport. But I felt at the time it was a must too book through the ship which turned out not too be the case.
The only other problems I had with the Jade was the quality of food was almost non existential ! I was told they were cooking for the U.K. crowd (even in the two seat down complimentary restaurants )if this is there reasoning behind the bland over cooked food then be prepared too only eat a few items too survive. Or eat when the ship docks.
This was NOT our first Norwegian cruise but our first in Europe and we would have LOVED more over all information and help instead of feeling like it was all about the money.
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Children's Programs
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Cabin / Stateroom
I was traveling with a small child and ask for two beds little did I know it was going to be a bunk bed hanging on the wall. We slept three in a bed because it was not a doable arraignment.
Venice, Italy
stay an extra day and see Venice through a tour .
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
I personally thought of Athens as a ghetto
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
loved, loved , loved !!!!!
Santorini, Greece
the black beach ROCKED! just remember to bring money g or chair or a beach towel (sand does NOT cling to you or clothes)
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
take the tours the SHIP offers !!!!!
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy
take the tours the SHIP offers !!!!
Cannes, France
take the PUBLIC train !!
Valletta, Malta
the history ! use a hop on hop off bus
Messina, Sicily
take a tour from the ship !


I found that the Garden cafe had the shorter lines

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