Great Greek Isles Itinerary! Awesome family experience!

Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

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Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
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Norwegian Jade

10 Night Greek Isles & Italy (Rome Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 01, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Jade

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 10083

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Nothing extra to add that I didn't already include above. Overall, this was a great family experience. We will definitely sail NCL again and have also bought some CruiseNext deposits.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
very well organized and smooth

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Overall very nice...Service in O'Sheenan's 24/7 Pub/Grill was atrocious though

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
great, complete fitness facility for ANY type of workout you wanted

Entertainment

4 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone my family of four came in contact with was quite friendly and hospitable

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Top Notch! Very impressed with the maintenance, upkeep and cleaning we saw going on practically in every port we visited.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We also had a 2nd cabin across the hall from ours. Kids stayed in one room and Mom/Dad stayed in another.

Ship tip

Stay near mid-ship since it is very conveniently located to dining options. Also, indulge in a shore excursion!

Ports of call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

4 out of 5
Pretty clean and easy to get to. City is a bit old and rundown though. No excursion

Santorini, Greece

5 out of 5
Had to use tenders...didn't visit port. The city is very pretty but very hot and humid! We did the Greek Opa! excursion that was a fun time for the family

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

4 out of 5
Port was pretty typical ...we did the Acropolis & Leisure tour

Mykonos, Greece

5 out of 5
No excursion taken but we did take in the port, eat lunch, visited the surrounding areas and the Little Venice shopping area - this island was one of the highlights of our trip!

Chania, Crete

1 out of 5
Kind of a joke from a port and excursion standpoint. Not much to see and do. Port was in a commercial/industrial part of the island. I think this port was added to beef up the ports of call on the itinerary. Would have rather had a day at sea!!

Valletta, Malta

5 out of 5
VERY beautiful port and country. No excursion taken but we did a hop on and off open bus tour to city the city. Walked through the village and shopping areas. Had a nice family meal in a pedestrian shopping area. Will take excursion next time.

Messina, Sicily

5 out of 5
Not much to do in the port but we took a wine tasting tour that included a visit to the Mt Etna area with some pretty spectacular scenery.

Naples, Italy

3 out of 5
Very busy and commercial port....took the Pompeii excursion. City was a bit dirty and overcrowded in the shopping district. People in stores not very friendly at all.

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

2 out of 5
No excursion taken since we had visited both cities in the past. NOTHING TO DO IN THE PORT. We stayed on the boat this day.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Very smooth and efficient. Found our transfer to the airport very easily.
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