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Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 26

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Norwegian Jade

7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 09, 2017

Ship: Norwegian Jade

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 11518

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

A spectacular cruise that we'll never forget. Such a great vacation! We're new NCL fans for sure! The crew were fantastic, the destinations were educational and fun for our children as well as us, and the crew ship was nicely kept up.


5 out of 5
Easy embarkation with a fantastic waiting area for suite guests.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was fantastic! We booked a promotion that included the speciality restaurants and all restaurants were just great. The main dining room was just as wonderful as the speciality restaurants but it was nice to be able to rotate to different restaurants. We felt like we were going to one fabulous restaurant after another each night! The Asian restaurant was our least favorite but it may have been what we ordered.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The fitness center was nice with great instructors, the pools were good and the staff made the most out of a small-ish ship.


5 out of 5
Great shows!

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
All four of our kids (ages 5, 7, 12, and 14) were happy!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The crew went above and beyond to provide great customer service.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Smaller and somewhat older ship than others but it's in great shape.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We loved our suite! The balcony is small but we don't tend to spend much time there anyway. The suite was roomy, comfy and well decorated.

Ship tip

We booked our suite at a really competitive price and I thought it was worth even more than what we spent.

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida Did not visit port

We spent two days in Orlando prior to our trip and therefore did not spend any time in Tampa.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
I wasn't initially very excited to visit this port because we have been here before however we did a fantastic excursion that included even more than we were aware it was going to. We did a beach and snorkel. The beach was very private, clean, and our guide was superb.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
Beautiful port. Myself and my son took an excursion to the Mayan ruins and my husband and other three children did a dolphin experience. Everyone loved their excursions! Great service, well organized, and a fun destination.

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

4 out of 5
We really enjoyed seeing and playing with the monkeys and touring the island a bit! The each was nice and included a very good lunch. The only slight negative were all th people pushing what they were selling. We were saying 'mahogany' in our sleep that night from hearing it 1,000 times that day from the lady selling 'mahogany'! The other stops more than made up for that though.

Harvest Caye, Belize

5 out of 5
Loved this private island. Really well done. Would have loved to have even more time there1


5 out of 5
Easy and well organized.
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