Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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4 out of 5

WONDERFUL CRUISE

Sail Date: January 24, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

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 Quality
The gaudy Hawaiian decorations, Chinese lanterns in casino, and very old silk flowers need to be replaced with more modern items.
Food and Dining
Nice variety of tasty food but missed not being offered lobster tail on menu.
Service and Staff
All very friendly.
Entertainment
Wide variety of entertainment at evening shows.
Onboard Activities
Crafts were fun -- don't see them much anymore.
Destinations and Excursions
Very beautiful ports and good priced excursions.
Cabin / Stateroom
Room steward made sure we received two copies of the Freestyle Daily.
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy
Only able to see Pisa but the Trolly Ride was fun.
Monte Carlo, Monaco
My favorite -- so beautiful.
Toulon, France
Excursion was cancelled but took the little train ride around the city.
Barcelona, Spain
You must see the Sagrada Familia
Valencia, Spain
Trip to Lladro factory was fascinating
Cagliari, Sardinia
Recommend "Folklore, Tastes & Sights"
Naples, Italy
Sorrento is so much nicer than Naples


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