Great ports, sometimes too short a stay and felt rushed especially when tenders take so long.
Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe
Review summarySeveral shows on ship were exceptional especially Elements. No main atrium in middle of ship and elevators were confusing with accessibility very difficult to navigate at times and for disabled very frustrating for having to go to one deck to walk and then have to go back down elevator to access restaurants. Average to decent food in main dining rooms. Very limited 24 hour food in one place only with small menu and so so food. Icecream often not working and not available other than when buffet area open. Better on other lines for late night or special treats. Pizza not good and burgers not so great either. Fish and chips greasy frozen fish...odd while cruising one of the fish havens of the world! Very clean and services were good for most part. Several waiters were not the usual kind and fun folks as some, perhaps due to freestyle dining and not struggling to earn more tips from a specific clientele...not sure. One day very rough seas and everyone was sick. No announcements to direct passengers for help with sickness or how to reduce effects of the rough sea. I think 3.5 rating is accurate.
Food and Dining
If this refers to outside decks, they were pretty good. Several side decks allowed bypassing crowded walking halls inside.
Jasmine Asian Restaurant
Was okay... but few selections available for main entrees. Very skimpy on sea food when ordered. Got one piece of shrimp on shrimp fried rice, yet it was main entree. Soup was good, egg roll huge. So so.
Mixers Martini Bar
Small area for a bar. I believe one of few with draft beer.
Magnum's Champagne Bar
Small lounge, okay
Grand Pacific Dining Room
Nice dining area at aft so was far from us. Some wait staff seemed to be unhappy, not friendly and kurt. Unusual for us as all of previous cruises had very happy and jolly types.
Average food. Short availability for late snacks...show gets out at 10:30pm at other end of ship but late night snack end at 11pm? Makes going not really possible. Ice cream is a fave of ours, but Jade's often unavailable or shut down except when open. Should have open late.
Sandra is a great waitress, but bar itself is blah and no dramatic look or feel as usual on most ships. Next to busy excursion desk and guest services
Alizar Main Dining Room
Smaller, windows blurred hard to get in and out of for disabled and only accessible from one floor that does not go through requiring several elevators.
Shore Excursions Desk
Average with lines
Average..with long lines at times
Did not use and did not appear to have anyone there so perhaps not advertised enough.
Rarely usable due to cool temps but some folks still swam. Average deck area
Only 2 available and always crowded by same folks. Closed at 10pm too early for cruise with pools few could use because of outside temps
Expensive and nothing really appealed to me.
Just average. Few machines...unremarkable.
Dead...the minimums were too high. Many more folks would have played tables if there were cheaper minimums.
Theater itself could be larger or seating redone. Tight seating, little leg room, hard to pass by others with lots of interruptions by folks getting in and out during show. Do not enforce not allowing late entrances! Shows themselves were great!
We enjoyed this lounge. Large and on our side of ship. Band that played here often was pretty lousy but the bar itself was great!
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
We were put in a porthole cabin far forward on bottom floor for passengers with oceanview cat so it was not ideal room. Room was a bit small but clean as could be and stewardess was great. Noisy spot on ship and far from a lot. Bed hard but acceptable. All in all average cruise