Underwhelmed with food

Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 21

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Norwegian Jade

10 Night Eastern Mediterranean (Rome Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 08, 2015

Ship: Norwegian Jade

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8026

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

Ports of call were good, and the shore excursions were great!  It was the first cruise I've EVER been on where the food underwhelmed me in the main dining rooms.  Even the room service menu was underwhelming.  This was my 4th Norwegian cruise, but the food just wasn't great, and other guests were talking about it as well.  Staff was wonderful!  Service was great!  Cleanliness was superb.  Would think twice about repeating a cruise on this vessel.  Have been on several other cruise lines, and NEVER had an issue with food.  It's always been excellent.  The entertainment was top notch, and recommend the shore excursions.  The cruise was a wonderful experience, but the best food we had was when we went ashore and in a couple of the specialty restaurants.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Underwhelmed with the food.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Numerous and varied activities to choose from on board.


5 out of 5
Varied and excellent entertainment.

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Great service! "Washy-washy" and "coffee-coffee" guys were fabulous and worth the price of admission.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Great ship!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Wonderful cabin, and even greater room steward.

Ship tip

Don't miss "washy-washy" and "coffee-coffee" guys in the mornings in the Garden Café. They are a hoot!

Ports of call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
Spent 4 days in Rome before the cruise. Do not recommend visiting during Holy (Easter) week. It was wall to wall people everywhere we went.

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

3 out of 5

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

5 out of 5
Needed more time here. SO much to see and take in.

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

5 out of 5
Best meal of the trip was here. Ephesus was unbelievable. Had a great tour guide we hired when we arrived. Raymond did a great job taking us wherever we wanted to go.

Istanbul, Turkey

5 out of 5
Went to the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar, and so much more. Beautiful architecture.

Naples, Italy

5 out of 5
Don't miss the Amalfi Coast and the inlaid wood factory. The lemons and that industry were phenomenal. Needed much more time to just shop!
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