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Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Norwegian Jade

Greek Isles & Turkey from Venice

Sail date: May 09, 2015

Ship: Norwegian Jade

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9646

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary

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 experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Menu is same or dishes are repeated day to day - variety would be an improvement.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5
Too many programs crowded at 730 PM and later - spread them out a little earlier

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very helpful and cheerful

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Fantastic - the pool could be a little bigger.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
the stateroom was a very comfortable and well alid out

Ship tip

Just relax and enjoy the week.

Ports of call

Dubrovnik, Croatia

5 out of 5

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

3 out of 5

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

5 out of 5

Split, Croatia

3 out of 5
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