Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


Helpful Votes

1 out of 5

A Nightmare!

Sail Date: October 29, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Oceanview

Got food poisoning 10/28 in Barcelona. Symptoms happened 4:15pm in stateroom, went to Medical, given shot, voluntarily stayed in room, bland diet delivered, just treated for symptoms, not food poisoning. Nov 1 suitcases were packed by crew and I was taken to a Clinic in Funchal Madeira,  xrays, treated with respect, diagnosed,  given antibiotic and clearance to travel. Ship doctor disagreed with clinic doctor, and coerced me into leaving ship as a71 year old female traveling alone in Funchal.   Fortunately had trip insurance.  However, missed my planned vacation and put into financial strain to pay for hotel stay, medical visit,etc.  Always felt safe with NCL traveling alone, not anymore.  The nurse and one dr. were great, but Head Medical Dr. was incorrigible.  Angry 

Cabin / Stateroom
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Getting on was easy in Barcelona, no crowd or hassle like Miami. Disembarkation was lonely and scary as an elderly woman alone left on a dock watching the Jade sale into the sunset!
Ship Quality
confined to room, don't know
Destinations and Excursions
Funchal was nice, never got to other destinations.
Onboard Activities
confined to room, don't know
confined to room, never saw anything
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
On bland diet.
Barcelona, Spain
Don't eat at Salamanca Restaurant. You'll get food poisoning from their fish!
Funchal, Madeira
lovely climate, people, and take the bus for 1.95 euro each way to Monte and see a lovely church and beautiful botanical gardens, rough walking though.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
didn't get there to snorkel
Miami, Florida
didn't get there to visit friends met on March 2015 cruise.
Houston, Texas
didn't get there.


I looked forward to where my stateroom was located as the 24 hour restaurant was down the hall. Didn't get to use it or my Ultimate Beverage package!

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