Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Purser

7+ cruises


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4 out of 5

Fabulous, but ...

Sail Date: May 07, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

This was an amazing cruise with a top rate staff. The only real problem was communication. We frequently received contradictory information or no information. Most of the time this was not an issue, however it is ridiculous when the itinerary changed the day before the second half of this cruise and passengers did not get notified until day 2 of that leg, it is an extreme problem. There were also problems with Freestyle Daily. Quite frankly, NCL and all lines would benefit by having passengers proofread all their communications. Often times the problems with communication is a matter of being written by people who live aboard. Simple example, there are no directions for which copy of the triplicate form passengers should keep, and no indication if form goes in the bag or is attached outside. Also, this business of letting thousands of people off the ship, in foreign ports, without at least a simple port map, is irresponsible.

Last, but far from least, when you advertise a port for a specific city, it is wrong to charge passengers for bus transfers to that city!

Cabin / Stateroom
Cabin and ship are due for dry dock and it showed. The cabin was adequate for our needs, but too much furniture is crammed into the space. The bathroom was surprisingly large and functional for this category. Our stewardess was the best!
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Corfu, Greece
Mykonos, Greece
Katakolon (Olympia), Greece
You can get great bargain bus excursion to Olympic site on the Main Street of the port. Grab several other passengers and they'll give a group rate. About 1/10th the price of NCL excursion and you can go at your own pace.
Venice, Italy
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Santorini, Greece
Split, Croatia

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