Christmas Cruise on the Norwegian Jade in the Caribbean
Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Sail Date: December 19, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Jade
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9044
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago
Pros: Getting on & off the ship went quickly & smoothly. The food was outstanding; service in the buffet & Grand Pacific dining room was excellent. The excursions were wonderful (Maya Key Private Island Retreat encounter with sea lions and swimming with sharks; Atlantis Submarine; and airboat adventure); good service from cabin stewards except for smelly linens; fun casino.
Cons: Ultra-small cabins; smelly pillows and bed coverlet (like dirty oily body smell--ugh!); very narrow hallways; a rude salesperson in the watch sale slamming shut the boxes when they closed early because of arriving back in Houston early, but giving no announcement or warning, or acting nice about it; expensive cocktails especially before leaving ports; much miscommunication & being sent to wrong locations for things like picking up bingo cash awards & bottled wine at end of cruise. I personally won't book with Norwegian again; prefer to go on Royal Caribbean. But overall, we thoroughly enjoyed the cruise to these ports (Roatan, Belize, & Cozumel).
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Best accommodation of my gluten free diet requirements I ever experienced on a cruise--food was ordered the previous day from the regular menu & most items were made gluten free that normally included breading, etc. Great service and great quality food. Fun casino--better payouts late evening.