Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

4-6 cruises


Helpful Votes

2 out of 5


Sail Date: August 01, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Suite

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.

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

Cons: The food (Only had one good meal)

Recommends Norwegian Jade? No.

Ship Quality
Overall very clean but you could tell it was a older ship. Housekeeping did a great job with our mini-suite
Food and Dining
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.
Cabin / Stateroom
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.
Service and Staff
Great Staff
Limited activities

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