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Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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14 Night Adriatic & Greece (Venice Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 11, 2014
Ship: Norwegian Jade
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 2 years ago

We enjoyed the cruise very much. We enjoyed the shore excursions even though there was too much to see/do in the limited amount of time. We felt pressed to get off the bus and then back on. The cruise was enjoyable, but we could tell that this was a "training" cruise for the majority of the crew members. Service wasn't as refined as we have had on other cruises. Announcements and the Freestyle Daily would provide certain information and then when it was to happen different details were given. Dining rooms did not have enough staff compared to  other cruises. We always had a head waiter, an assistant, beverage person and separate busing people. And then there was the hand washing advisory (clean hands!), but crew members who worked the dining rooms and buffet cleaned AROUND the condiments on the table instead of moving everything and wiping all surfaces clean.

We had a great time, but NCL needs to pay attention to details.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food was good, but wasn't outstanding.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Rene Mercardo did an outstanding job.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
First time cruising with a balcony and we loved it.
5 out of 5
Enjoyed the Old City and the wine tasting.
3 out of 5
We enjoyed to the Piraeus, but found Athens to be very dirty with litter and graffiti.
5 out of 5
Lots of history, but our tour guide talked too much.
5 out of 5
We went to shore and walked around the city. Enjoyed sitting and taking in the surroundings.
5 out of 5
Not an excursion for us. We spent two whole days in Venice and loved it.
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