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Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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4.3 out of 5
Norwegian Jade

10 Night Southern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 23, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Jade

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 8037

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

It was a great cruise - from start to finish. I would repeat this cruise again or at least go on the Jade again.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Went very smooth. Only had to wait about 30 - 45 minutes before boarding.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food in the Grand Pacific Dining Room was excellent as was the service. Jasmine was also great. Food in OSheehans just fair. Service great though. Bartenders on entire ship were great - especially Ray at OSheelans. Food in the buffet was also excellent.

Grand Pacific Dining Room

5 out of 5

Excellent food and staff. Very friendly.

Mixers Martini Bar

4 out of 5

Great Mohito but the bar tender needed more help. Poor guy was very friendly but overwhelmed with people to wait on.

Atrium Bar

4 out of 5

Great sitting area in the Atrium but no bar seats around the Atrium Bar.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Great trivia games.

Pool

3 out of 5

I don't know how to offer a suggestion on saving lawn chairs or tables but people would be gone for hours and not occupying a chair or lawn chair. Wish I had a suggestion.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
The ventriloquist on the last night was excellent. A little slow to start but then was REALLY great. The acrobats from the Ukraine were EXCELLENT. Blazing Boots was poor. Music was way to loud and you could not understand the words. The magician was just okay. Lot of hype but no real magic.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff work VERY hard on this ship. The staff on this ship were VERY friendly. Probably the most friendly staff we have very cruised with. Our room steward, Gen, was excellent. Norman, waiter, in the OSheehans was also very friendly. Ray, bar tender at Osheehands was also very entertaining. Roy, bar waiter at the pool deck was also very good.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Overall, ship was very clean and maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It's a cruise. We don't expect to have a huge room and we don't spend a lot of time in our room. Gen, our room steward, was excellent. She kept our room in the best conditiion. Yes, the room is small but had everything you needed.

Ship tip

Sail on the Jade. Great ship. Great cruise!

Ports of call

Miami, Florida Did not visit port

Just went to Miami to embark and disembark.

George Town, Grand Cayman

3 out of 5
Good but we had just been here 45 days prior so did not go on another shore excursion. We went on a tour called Taste of Cayman" before but it was not offered this time. We would have repeated that shore excursion.

Falmouth, Jamaica

4 out of 5
We were here just 45 days prior and did the Bamboo raft down the Martha Brae. Great shore excursion but we did not repeat it as we had just been on it.

Oranjestad, Aruba

4 out of 5
We did the Best of Aruba shore excursion. Erline was our tour guide. She was excellent and had a great sense of humor. Loved the tour.

Willemstad, Curacao

4 out of 5
We went on the Hato Caves and City Center tour. Vonnita was our tour guide. She was very good. Roytelle was our tour guide thru the Hato Caves. He was also great. Overall, a great shore excursion.

Kralendijk, Bonaire

3 out of 5
We did the Best of Bonaire. It was an okay tour. Just a little long.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Went very smoothly and quicker than I expected.
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