Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

2-3 cruises


Helpful Vote

3 out of 5

To Freestyle Or Not

Sail Date: December 12, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

Our experience on this cruise overall was positive. The good things were excellent and the bad things were the pits, resulting in a middle rating. The Spa massage and facial services were excellent. Ask for Janett. The evening shows were exceptional! The Fitness Club and daily dance classes were also excellent as were the restaurants Le Bistro and Cagney's SteakHouse. The staff was friendly and the ship was clean. The tendering to ports was a tedious project at best. If you had purchased a shore excursion through Norwegian you got priority in getting off the ship. Since it is Freestyle Cruising you don't have a set seating time in the dining room. This resulted in long lines with 40 minute waits times or being turned away. This also means dressing for dinner is optional. Although the website said no shorts or jeans in the dining room after 6pm., there were people who were dressed to clean out the garage seated with people who were dressed formally. And last but certainly not least our party had a purse and sweater stolen from the lounge while they were dancing. Security was not interested in recovering the items or confronting the thief. In my opinion this left other passengers at risk.

Cabin / Stateroom
Clean, well lit, great steward, Junai
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Flowed pretty well both directions!
Ship Quality
The ship is very clean!
Destinations and Excursions
Beware of the high pressure sales pitch for Diamond international located in EVERY port. Definitely book an excursion in Honduras, otherwise it does not seem safe.
Onboard Activities
There were continuous activities for all interests.
The entertainment was first rate!!
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
When you got in the food was good and the staff was friendly.


If you purchase a romance package prior to cruising print the package details and take it with you. At check in, they were trying to short us until we produced the print out with details. Then it was not a problem.

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