A truly fantastic cruise on the Norwegian Jade!
Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
My favorite part of the 7-day Western Caribbean cruise from Tampa, FL on the Norwegian Jade was the incredible staff of dedicated, caring & professional NCL crew!! From the moment we stepped in line with our bags at the Tampa cruise port shortly after noon, we were greeted by smiling, helpful baggage handlers, cruise crew who moved us quickly thru the check-in process, and guided us effortlessly through to getting our Shore Cards. Our group of 8, including a wheelchair traveler, was sitting at the Garden Cafe eating lunch by 1:20 pm!
The fun really kicked into gear when we reached our cabins to find our bags already waiting outside the door & met our cabin steward, John D. We absolutely LOVED the scrumptious dining at the Grand Pacifica & later at the Alizar dinning rooms. The first night's outstanding stage show at the Stardust Theater only whet our appetite for more & over the course of 7 nights it never disappointed.
We purchased the ultimate beverage package & I think we hit every bar on the ship, our favorites being the Mixers Martini Bar on deck 6 & Spinnaker's Lounge on deck 13 (shout outs to attentive servers Zhang He & Milan (sp?)!
A great bargain & well worth every penny. We enjoyed the the Topsider Grill, Mandara Spa & Salsa lessons at the Spinnaker. And, oh, the poolside band was AMAZING!.
Our group enjoyed the beautiful Jade ship interiors and the cabins and public spaces were kept scrupulously clean. We loved the Washi Washi! We even often saw crew washing & painting the ship exterior when we docked at ports.
All in all, my first 7-night cruise on the Norwegian Jade was a stellar experience & one that I'd recommend to others without hesitation! This is my 4th cruise, but the first outside RC line & I can't wait to take a longer, 11-night cruise with NCL in the near future!!
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