A truly fantastic cruise on the Norwegian Jade!

Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 24

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Norwegian Jade

7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 11, 2016

Ship: Norwegian Jade

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 9041

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

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!!

Thank you,

Susan M. 

Evanston, IL


Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Yumm, Yumm!! Never a bad meal! Beautiful presentation, outstanding cuisine!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We loved the art auctions, gift shops & salsa dance lessons!


5 out of 5
The Stardust Theater is beautiful!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
A beautiful well-designed & beautifully maintained ship!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Beautifully maintained & quite adequate space. I LOVED the shower, but would have appreciated a more conveniently mounted phone location & a proper nightstand.

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

5 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5

Harvest Caye, Belize

5 out of 5

Traveler Photos

Sunset on the NCL Jade Cozumel Roatan, Honduras My birthday cabin NCL Jade style!
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