Transatlantic repositioning cruise. First six days at sea, cold and windy, got a little tedious. Port calls, in the Azores, France and England, were great.

Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
Norwegian Jade

13 Night Transatlantic Eastbound (Miami To Southampton)

Sail date: April 21, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Jade

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9094

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Glad we did it, but we probably would not do this itinerary again.


5 out of 5
Miami cruise terminal does it right. Quick, courteous, very little waiting.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Campared to our previous experience on Norwegian, the food has gone downhill a little. Good, not great. Desserts were disappointing and repetitive. Exception: Cagney's Steakhouse - excellent.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Could not use pool or on deck facilities due to the weather - cold and windy. Casino, bingo, painting classes etc. were fine but it all got a bit old after six continuous days at sea.


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
No complaints. Cabin steward was very attentive and always available.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
An older ship, recently refurbished. With the exception noted below, it was clean and well kept up.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ship tip

Could not enter this under "cabin," but it was significantly smaller than the equivalent cabin class on the Escape. Also, there was a persistent mold odor in the bathroom that triggered my wife's asthma. Cabin steward tried to treat this but it persisted.

Ports of call

Ponta Delgada, Azores

5 out of 5
Got a comprehensive tour of the island, including an excellent lunch. Very enjoyable.

Brest, France

5 out of 5
Took the tour to Quimper. What a lovely town.

Portland (Weymouth), England, Uk

3 out of 5
NCL did not plan well for UK immigration formalities. Took a long time and cut an hour or more off our shore excursion time. Tour to Salisbury and Stonehenge. Salisbury Cathedral is very impressive; weather at Stonehenge so cold and windy we could not enjoy it.

Le Havre (Paris), France

5 out of 5
Paris with luncheon cruise on the Seinne. Long bus ride to and from Paris, but otherwise delightful.


4 out of 5
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