A wonderful itinerary and a great cruise!

Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe

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Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 65

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
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Norwegian Jade

9 Night France & Iberia (Southampton Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 16, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Jade

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 9574

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

I did this itinerary as I love Northern Spain, and had never seen Portugal. This is part of my DNA research, and loved finding that the celtic areas of Spain were part of this itinerary! This cruise is not offered that often, so when it comes around, be sure to book the cruise!


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Cagney's was fabulous, but the buffet is super too. My only request is that all guests, to include Asians, need to respect the handcap seating in the dining areas. Consistently Asians, pretending not to understand the meaning of a big handicap sign, took over the handicap tables in the buffet. If you market to people with disabilities, having suitable places for wheel chairs and scooters, and walkers, is important.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


4 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Stay with the gem class ships, and avoid the mega ships.

Ports of call

Southampton (London), England

5 out of 5

Le Havre (Paris), France

5 out of 5
Seeing the Normandy beaches was the dream of a lifetime. Take this excursion!

Le Verdon-Sur-Mer (Bordeaux), France Did not visit port

Due to a strike, we could not go to Bordeaux. La Rochelle was a nice surprise.

Bilbao, Spain

5 out of 5
By all means go to Gernika! That was a very special excursion, as well as the visit to a Basque festival.

La Coruna, Spain

5 out of 5

Leixoes (Oporto), Portugal

5 out of 5

Vigo, Spain

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
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