Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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2 out of 5

Never Again!

Sail Date: January 02, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Inside

After everything we read about "Free Style" cruising and even though we chose the ultimate drink package and paid the extra gratuity up front we were still charged for things! A bottle of water was $4.50 plus 18% gratuity!! We read that tipping was our choice, NOT TRUE, they withheld $13.50 per person per day out of our account. Sure it's not much but it is aggravating when you're told you tip who you want to. We dined at Cagney's for my husband's birthday and it took us 3 hours to complete our meal!! I much prefer having the same waiters each night and building a camaraderie with them.

There were very few activities on the ship while it was in port. There were several bars on the ship but, if there was no activity in the area they were closed. 

It was just not a good cruise overall and even though we LOVE cruising we will NEVER cruise with Norwegian again. Looking forward to cruising again in May on Celebrity!!

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