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Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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Greek Isles & Turkey from Venice
Sail Date: August 29, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Jade
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: 11104
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

We were excited to take our first Norwegian Cruise out of Venice after cruising on Princess, Carnival and Royal Caribbean. The staff on the ship were great...we had lost luggage issues and the staff took right over and track our bags. The offered us complimentary laundry services too. The bags arrived in our second port of call.

Our biggest negative on the cruise was the feeling we were being nickel and dime'd. Room service was an upcharge of $7.95 and they brought a tiny carafe of coffee (enough for two cups)., We did it once and never ordered again. Also, the food in the main dining rooms was average at best. We believe the reason for this was to force you to go to specialty dining (another upcharge).

I would rather pay more for a cruise than to be charged for everything once on board!

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Very average in the main dining rooms. Specialty restaurants were very good.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Excellent service from the crew in the Spinnaker Lounge!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very comfortable and spacious. Large bathroom for a cruise ship.
3 out of 5
So crowded....and someone skimmed my credit card info and stole $614.00!
5 out of 5
Our favorite!
3 out of 5
Athens is dirty.....historically impressive but get to the Acropolis as early as possible. Very crowded.
5 out of 5
2nd favorite port on the trip. Locals are very friendly!
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