Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

2-3 cruises


Helpful Vote

1 out of 5


Sail Date: March 01, 2014

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

Non-english speaking crew is well-meaning\, but inept. Robo-tips are an insult (be sure to have yours pulled on the last day). Many ports require taxi or bus to reach civlilization. NCL does not provide transit for non-excursion folks. Shore excursions are\, for the most part\, over-priced and uninspired. Food is unpalatable - even in the premium restaurants. Try another cruise line if the trip really matters to you.

Pros: Cabin Boy

Cons: The Food

Recommends Norwegian Jade? No.

Much ado about nothing. Lots of expensive bars (+18% robo-tip). Casino slots set to 'zero payout'. Shows are sad at best.
Ship Quality
Old\, tired 'Love American Style' decor is gaudy and disturbing. Mold problem led to allergic reactions. Elevators are slow - sometimes jammed for extended periods.
Food and Dining
Absolutely pathetic. Everything looks\, feels and sounds delicious\, but wait until you taste the sugar\, salt and fat-laden fare. We had to switch to fresh fruit to stop the swelling. Room Service was a crap-shoot; you never knew when they'd arrive or what they'd bring!
Cabin / Stateroom
Wholly adequate. Only complaint was the allergic reaction we had to the mold. NCL needs to change vent filters frequently and deep-clean carpets. Would be nice if closet doors didn't hit the bed making it difficult to get into the closet.
Service and Staff
English skills lacking - not helpful in a pinch.
Children's Programs
Children should not be allowed aboard.

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