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Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5
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Norwegian Jade

5 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 24, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Jade

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 9115

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Great overall cruise experience. Loved the free-style dining experience and ability to dine at leisure. Ship no longer features water slide and their is no video board in main pool area. Restaurants were never too crowded and food was great. Harvest Caye and Costa Maya were both relaxing ports-of-call and would choose to cruise to those locations again. Wasn't drinking on cruise but noticed extended wait times at pool bars likely result of the Free At Sea drinking plans and people getting most out of their drinking plan. Other bars seemed less crowded and easier to get service. Fun cruise experience.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
No wait. Checked in, received cards, and walked right onboard the ship.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food was very good. Free-style dining options were great. Dine when you want at your leisure and experienced no waits. Need more craft beer options at bar.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Manila Soul was great rock band on ship. Acrobats, magicians, and escape artists were very good in shows.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Very tight under third bed.

Ship tip

Although some reviews of ship indicate waterslide on board. That has been removed and is no longer feature on ship. Also, no video screen in main pool area as you will find on most ships. Food was really good and seating was never a problem.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5

Harvest Caye, Belize

5 out of 5

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

1 out of 5
Horrible. We boarded at Terminal F and thus parked near terminal F. The ship returned at Terminal C or better described as four large cruise ship lengths from embarkation terminal. Most passengers were forced to hike a mile to get to their vehicles lugging their heavy luggage in tow. Horrible way to end a nice cruise. NCL needs to notify passengers in advance more clearly if this is known to occur. Terminal F was unused when we arrived back at port so I'm not sure why we weren't able to disembark in same location.
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