Great first cruise

Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Norwegian Jade

4 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 22, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Jade

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10506

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

This was a great first cruise experience. The ship is not overwhelming large so it did not take much time to go back to my cabin in between activities.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Easy breezy. You go through the 'airport' security style, then fill out the medical form to document any symptoms you may have, then take it to the counter where your picture is taken for the ship's record and you're given a keycard, then onto the gangway to board Deck 7.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The Alizar main dining room was good. I was a solo traveler and asked for a table for one. On my 3rd visit I was asked if I wanted to share a table which I happily said yes so I'll keep that in mind in the future to always ask for that so it's easier to meet people. My buffet favorites: Fish with mustard sauce and Corn on the cob. Continue through the buffet area to reach the outdoor aft dining area for a great view.

Great Outdoors

5 out of 5

Order an omelette! The aft outdoor view is magnificent.

Alizar Main Dining Room

4 out of 5

Good food. I was a solo traveler and on my 3rd visit to this dining room I was asked if I'd like to share a table which I very much appreciated.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
This was a Star Trek chartered cruise so all the related activities were great.

Hot Tubs

3 out of 5

The hot tub was not hot

Entertainment

5 out of 5
This was a Star Trek chartered cruise so all the related activities were great.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
I like this ship size. It provides you the opportunity to run into the same people again & again.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The cabin size was bigger than I expected. I was a solo traveler so it exceeded my needs. Made use of the coffeemaker, very good. The USB ports on the lights next to the bed made charging my electronics very convenient. The 3 shelves in the bathroom provided plenty of room to keep everything off the vanity.

Ship tip

Bring only a carry-on & backpack and do laundry in the sink using the ship's bar soap.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Self disembarkation is the best way to go. You're allowed to leave anytime between 6:30a-9:30a. Made much easier since I only packed a carry-on & backpack. I was on deck 10 Forward and the elevator was fast & easy but the stairs to deck 7 would also have been easy.

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