Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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2-3 cruises

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2 out of 5

FIRST AND LAST TIME ON NCL !!

Sail Date: June 27, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Inside

just returned from a 7 night greek islands cruise on the norwegian jade and although there was a positive points the negative ones outway the good and would stop me booking NCL again. Firstly the pool had a 4ft11 sign on one end of the pool and a 5ft 9 sign on the other end but my husband who is 6ft 2 warned me as he had got in first that he could only just touch the bottom and even then the water covered his mouth and nose and that was in all ends of the pool i couldnt touch the bottom at all as im only 5ft 5 and it was the same even in the kids pool . I contacted NCL and they said they dont encourage non swimmers to go in the pool which i find quite strange as ive never been to a pool where all the people had to be constantly swimming ? I can swim but would like to be able to put my feet down at some point . I also purchased 2 watch gift sets priced at $85 dollars each only to find when i got home they didnt work when we opened the backs of the watches we found they had cheap insides and dummy buttons on the side so the little dials on the front of the watches was fake we again contacted NCL only to be told that it wasnt anything to do with them as they just sell them and we would have to contact the makers of the watch which was not helpful as i thought NCL would take more care of their passengers and not sell cheap fakes you expect maybe to have that problem if you buy from some street vendor but you should be able to trust the quality onboard  so BUYERS BEWARE !!. The running track which was on the best deck to see the views was not really big enough to have runners and also people walking at the same time maybe off season but not when it has full capicity of 3000 people .Its a shame because i couldnt fault some of their staff onboard as our room was very clean and the food was great . The entertainment was really good but what should of been the adult party night was full of children running about even though they announced that no under 18s were allowed. I love children but also like some grown up times too and the kids had there own party lounge . I have been on other cruise lines such as princess cruises and never had these problems.

Food and Dining
Service and Staff
some were excellent
Entertainment
Children's Programs
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Ship Quality
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Cabin / Stateroom
although wasnt much space it was very clean and very close to lifts and facilities


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