Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Sail Date: August 01, 2013
Ship: Norwegian Jade
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 4 years ago

The Staff were impressive/nice. The itinerary to the 4 Greek islands were wonderful. The Food was substandard. We started with the Italian speciality restaurant which was our ONLY good meal. Although I had a filet that was less than \"Choice Grade\"\, the wife and farther in-law enjoyed their selection. The buffet food was sometimes cold and tasteless but not sure if that is acceptable on Norwegian\, I have been on other cruises (i.e. Celebrity\, etc.) and the overall food experience was good compared to the Norwegian-Jade. We also tried the French Restaurant\, \"Le Bistro\" and again the food was substandard with spotty good selections (i.e. Salads). We ended our trip by selecting the Steak House Specialty Restaurant and we were very disappointed by the entire meal. Again\, the service was excellent but the food was sub-standard. The Shrimp cocktail was undercooked\, the Steak was not Prime as indicated and did not taste like a 28 day aged steak\, and the lobster I had was undercooked. The dessert we had was very good. Overall\, taking out the food portion of the trip\, we had a great experience but would not recommend the Norwegian-Jade.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
As I indicated in my overall review\, the food quality was poor. If you are looking for a GREAT food experience you need to consider another ship from Norwegian or another Cruise line.


1 out of 5
Limited activities

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Great Staff

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Overall very clean but you could tell it was a older ship. Housekeeping did a great job with our mini-suite

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Great size mini-suite. We had 3 people and felt we had enough room and did not fell cramped. Had a nice balcony and good size bathroom.

Pros: The Itinerary (4 Greek Islands- 3 Great and 1 Very Nice)

Cons: The food (Only had one good meal)

Recommends Norwegian Jade? No.

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