Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe

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Reviews: 2
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Overall rating:

4.3 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: Balcony

Cabin number: 9012

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Bottom line, we thoroughly enjoyed our cruise, even though, as Latitudes members, we were never invited to the Latitudes cocktail party. The ports of call were wonderful, the ship was clean and modern, the staff was competent, the food was hit and miss, but the music/entertainment was extraordinary.


5 out of 5
Embarkation was done with expediency and organization.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food in the main dining rooms was not up to par for Norwegian standards, the buffets were superior many times.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Onboard activities were aplenty even though the ship was not that big.


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Most of the service was spectacular, from the cabin attendant, to the waiting time for a dining table, no more than 15 minutes, at any evening.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports of call

Le Havre (Paris), France

5 out of 5
We took the ship excursion to Paris, and even though we had to put up with a 3 hour ride each way, and traffic, the visit was worthwhile.

Le Verdon-Sur-Mer (Bordeaux), France

4 out of 5
We loved Bordeaux, but even though we were supposed to have 2-3 hours free time, and there was no traffic, we only had over 1 hour.

Bilbao, Spain

4 out of 5
Again, the free time given on the shore excursion, was not what was stated in the shore excursion description.

La Coruna, Spain

3 out of 5
We were on our own in this port, and it was okay.

Leixoes (Oporto), Portugal

4 out of 5
We enjoyed this port.

Vigo, Spain

4 out of 5
Again, the shore excursion from the ship stated longer free time than what we got.


5 out of 5
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