Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe
Review summaryI chose this cruise for the itinerary and was happy with it. It would have been nice to have presentations on sea days about the upcoming ports. I did research each port but would like maps of the ports ahead of time to plan the walking area around the ports. The food was too spicy, but there was enough variety to choose things without sauces. The staff is always great. I like excursions that are overviews of the port being visited, although I did choose Falkirk for one port. Cabin bathrooms are always tight; glad I'm not bigger.
Food and Dining
Many of the foods were too spicy or in sauces. The Asian section had stir-fry vegetables that were good, but all the other dishes were definitely not Japanese. Fortunately, I could usually find a carved meat without too much pepper or some other more plainly cooked vegetables. I did enjoy the desserts. It was often difficult to find a seat (on the transAtlantic cruise it wasn't as crowded).
The rib-eye steak was cooked perfectly (medium rare) and was delicious. Service was great, too.
Shore Excursions Desk
I signed up for most of the excursions before the cruise, but I chose a few later. The staff was helpful, and the excursions were as described and all were good. I like the ones that are overviews of the area for 3-4 hours, giving us some extra time in the port.
I like the location--all the shops at one end of the ship so we don't have to walk through shops on a major central area like in many other ships.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Enjoy the journey and the ports.