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Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Houston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 06, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Jade
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 10556
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

We booked our land excursions separately through .  Watch out, because Norwegian Jade arrived one hour after our stated time for our day one land excursion.  On day two, we stood in line on the ship for 1 1/2 hours to get a tender number to get off the ship at an early time, (we were numbers 9 & 10 in line).  Our land excursion that day was set for 1 3/4 hours before we disembarked from the ship.  On day three, we finally arrived 2 1/2 hours early for our land excursion.  We have been cruising for years and have always booked our land excursions through Cruises Only and have never run into this problem before.  

The ships daily buffet was not very impressive...same uninteresting food each day. The dessert part of the buffet was okay, if you wanted an ice cream cone, as the rest of the desserts weren't very plentiful for individual selection.

The staff on Norwegian Jade was very cordial and did try to help as much as they could.

We are up in the air as to booking with Norwegian in the future because we want to enjoy our cruises that we plan for our vacation each year, not to worry all the while we are on the ship cruising.


Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The specialty dining was great, not the buffet.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
The ones we attended were pretty good.


5 out of 5
Entertainment was good.

Children's Programs

Non applicable for us.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our stateroom attendant was great.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was kept very clean, the interior design was antiquated.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Very nice except for the long narrow hallways that were hard to travel in when the carts were there cleaning rooms.

Ship Tip

We did like the casual dress code for our cruise. Free style was a smart choice for Norwegian Jade.

5 out of 5
We went to the Space Center Houston and it was very informative and well worth the time spent there. The Level 9 tour there is our recommendation if you really want a special and very knowledgable tour. It is more costly, but worth it.
5 out of 5
A jeep tour added knowledge about their country outside of the main city.
5 out of 5
We flew to San Pedro for the day, a much exciting addition to our cruise vacation.
5 out of 5
Zip lining and a private driver for the day is the way to go.
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