Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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7+ cruises


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4 out of 5

Excellent itinerary

Sail Date: October 11, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Suite

Excellent itinerary with fantastic ports. Embarkation and disembarkation process extremely efficient. Ship a bit older but well maintained and clean. Crew looks happy working there and greets you with a happy smile. Food overall is a notch below that of Princess and Celebrity but main dining is quite good. We would have gone to a specialty restaurant if we did not find anything we liked in the main dining. But we did find something every night and we are glad that we stayed with the main dining. Breakfast is exactly the same everyday and it wasn't that great. Lunch buffet was so so, nothing to be excited about. We travel with a three year old and we love the freestyle. Some ports can be visited on your own. But the shore excursions we joined were quite worthwhile. Entertainment was exceptional. Magic and aerial shows were great. The Elements show was exceptional. 

Ship Quality
Ship a bit old but well maintained and clean. Water slide a big hit with my three year old son.
Food and Dining
Breakfast can use some variety over 7 days and both the breakfast and lunch huffet can use some improvement in flavour and taste. Main dining for dinner is actually quite good.
Service and Staff
Freestyle dining service is not the same as traditional dining so don't expect the same. If you don't want to line up for the Pacific dining room then head for dinner early by 6.
Elements show exceptional!
Children's Programs
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Dubrovnik and Split are beautiful ports. Lots to see in Ephesus.
Cabin / Stateroom
Venice, Italy
Walk around the city and see the Royal Palace.
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Just walk around the city.
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
So many things to see. Would like to spend more time at Monastriki.
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
Lots to see including the Terrace Houses.
Split, Croatia
Walk around the city and have lunch at Trogir.


Read balanced reviews and see if you like freestyle.

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