Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Purser

Experience
2-3 cruises

Review
1

Helpful Vote
1

4 out of 5

Freestyle Cruising

Sail Date: May 09, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The cruise started on a sour note when we arrived by train at the Venice St Lucia station. There was a guy carrying the Norwegian Jade sign & he asked us to go to Platform No. 1 where the second guy told us to go back as he was no longer taking NCL passengers. After much back & forth, we finally found we had to walk across a bridge to get a cab or the "people mover" train to go to the cruise terminal.

Once we reached the terminal, the cruise itself  was great - no complaints at all. Suggest everyone gets the Ultimate Beverage Package unless you are a teetotaller.

Some suggestions for improvement:

1. Trivia - get the questions set in advance by a pro quizmaster. Have a set of 30 ready for each session. Train the guys on the answers before starting on the questions - in short do your homework

2. The evening shows are at 730PM and 930 PM. We generally went to the 730 show and had dinner after that. This meant we could not participate in the 830 PM festivities. Suggest the 830 item is moved to 930 PM.

3. When the off-shore excursions are announced in the theatre, use the screen with slides to call the groups and this will give all a current update on screen. Use a laptop and project on the screen.

 

Ship Quality
Fantastic - the pool could be a little bigger.
Food and Dining
Menu is same or dishes are repeated day to day - variety would be an improvement.
Service and Staff
Very helpful and cheerful
Entertainment
Too many programs crowded at 730 PM and later - spread them out a little earlier
Children's Programs NA
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Cabin / Stateroom
the stateroom was a very comfortable and well alid out

Tip

Just relax and enjoy the week.



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