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Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Norwegian Jade

11 Night Panama Canal Partial Transit (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 07, 2017

Ship: Norwegian Jade

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10966

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

We enjoyed our cruise. Norwegian is the best. The Jade Casino was so Smokey that if you got near it even before entering you were overtaken by the cigarette smell. That is my only complaint but we just avoided it and things were fine everywhere else.


5 out of 5
Very efficient, and organized.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Staff was excellent. Very clean. I was surprised every day in the Garden Café they had an Asian buffet and then one night in the Garden Café the special meal of the night was Asian in addition to the Asian buffet that was there daily. Who does that? I know rice is cheap but really? Disappointed in that .

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The staff in the Atrium bar were always smiling and entertaining. They make excellent drinks. One of the bar tenders wife is expecting their first child and despite being away from her at the holidays during this time he was still friendly and upbeat, very nice people.


1 out of 5

I wish they had at least a few no smoking nights in the Casino, it was so thick with smoke there were quite a few of us that didn't even participate on this cruise in the casino like we do on other ships. Oh well at least we saved some $$$$ by not doing that my husband usually drops a lot of money in there! :-)

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Awesome cabin, very clean, great unobstructed view from our balcony, quiet area near the elevators. No complaints.

Ship tip

Get your drinks at the atrium bar, enjoy at least one dinner in Moderno specialty restraunt, very worth it.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5

Cartagena, Colombia

5 out of 5

Colon, Panama

5 out of 5

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica Did not visit port

Weather turned against us it was not safe to dock at this port.

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5

Harvest Caye, Belize

5 out of 5

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
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