Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Norwegian Jade

11 Night Western Mediterranean (Rome Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 24, 2015

Ship: Norwegian Jade

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8538

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary

The Jade is an older ship that is still decorated for Hawaii -- rather gaudy for the Mediterranean.  However, the food was good (just no lobster), shows great, and ports exceptional.  Since the weather was cool, everyone stayed inside on "at sea" days.  The Card Room really needs to be restocked with games as there were very few available.  Movies and crafts (which most other ships no longer offer) were fun.  When the weather was too rough to go to Palermo, the captain sent many waiters around distributing free rum punch for about an hour.  The NCL excursions were very nice as long as you can understand English.  All in all, it was a very wonderful trip.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Nice variety of tasty food but missed not being offered lobster tail on menu.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Crafts were fun -- don't see them much anymore.


5 out of 5
Wide variety of entertainment at evening shows.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All very friendly.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The gaudy Hawaiian decorations, Chinese lanterns in casino, and very old silk flowers need to be replaced with more modern items.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Room steward made sure we received two copies of the Freestyle Daily.

Ports of call

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

5 out of 5
Only able to see Pisa but the Trolly Ride was fun.

Monte Carlo, Monaco

5 out of 5
My favorite -- so beautiful.

Toulon, France

5 out of 5
Excursion was cancelled but took the little train ride around the city.

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
You must see the Sagrada Familia

Valencia, Spain

5 out of 5
Trip to Lladro factory was fascinating

Cagliari, Sardinia

5 out of 5
Recommend "Folklore, Tastes & Sights"

Naples, Italy

5 out of 5
Sorrento is so much nicer than Naples
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