Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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5 out of 5

NCL Western Caribbean cruise

Sail Date: February 20, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

We could not have been happier with our cruise.  We have sailed with Norwegian before, but this was the best trip ever!  This time we had the "beverage package" and could get a mimosa with breakfast, and mango meltdown with lunch, wine with dinner, and a nightcap after seeing a show.  The entertainment was great, the food good, and we enjoyed our shore excursions too.  Thankfully we booked our shore excursions with NCL because in Cozumel there were some problems (like a flat tire and another guest left her wallet) and we were late returning to the ship - but we were not left at the dock!  And we really, really, really like the "Freestyle" dining so we could go to eat when and with whom we wanted.  Hooray for NCL!!!

Cabin / Stateroom
Our view from the balcony was restricted due to the design of the ship (we were forward so there was metal on either side of our balcony.) Next time we'll book a room more mid-ship so we can see out better.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Had to get people to the airport so we carried our own luggage off the ship. Way too easy! Beat the heck out of waiting in lines and trying to find the right suitcase.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
The Crystal Cave tubing in Belize was amazing.
Fantastic shows!
Service and Staff
Our room steward was wonderful, and the bartenders at the Spinnaker lounge were awesome.
Food and Dining
Freestyle dining is the best. There were six in our group and we could choose to go to eat as couples or with all six, and we could pick whatever time we wanted.
Houston, Texas
Cozumel, Mexico
Belize City, Belize
Go see the Crystal Caves! Yes, it is a long bus ride to and from the ship but well worth the time.
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras


We really liked the aft seating area on Deck 12 and the Spinnaker lounge on Deck 13.

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