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Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
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Norwegian Jade

17 Night Journey To The East (Dubai To Singapore)

Sail date: November 28, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Jade

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Overall great cruise, great ship, wonderful personnel delicious food and great entertainment. Only complaint that NCL in Miami who make schedule of Ports neef to understanding Fridaus are Sundays in Muslim countries!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Smooth and fast.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Outstanding! Food was excellent. Beautiful presentations hot served and good portions not too big not too small.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Enjoyed trivia, dance instructions, couples contest. Did not use pool or activities. Too crowded.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The Sea Shakers were amazing.

Children's Programs

No children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Nino cabin steward was amazing! Friendly efficient super clean the cabin always and he is a hero! My husband lost his insulin and Nino found it! Thank you! In Jasmine dining room and Teppanyaka, Alwyn was wonderful. Friendly and always attentive. Alfifi in Le Bistro very attentive. And last but most recommended are Clifford and Samhain in the Grand Pacific Dining room! What an amazing couple of friendly and personable persons attending to our desires at a moments notice with a big smile and friendly comments. Great servers! All highly recommended for promotions and new contracts!

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Yes, mostly. The carpets on stairs had many stains. Stardust, the theatre was poorly designed. You could only get into row from middle. Need to make an aisle on each side next to wall in theater. Yep reasons. Safety in case of emergency it would be hard to flee and not have to bother patrons already seated.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great bed enough room to move around. Wished hanging closer was bigger.

Ship tip

Enjoy the free style dining options in Alcazar and Grand Pacific. The buffet is great but so noisy and always crowded difficult to find a seat to sit

Ports of call

Dubai, U.A.E.

5 out of 5
Hop on hop off bus is way to see Dubai.

Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

5 out of 5
Yes, ship excursion to palace amazing. Except seems all ports of call in Muslim countries were on Friday’s! That is the Muslim Sunday and everything is closed and mosques cannot be visited! Poor time table of ship!

Khasab, Oman

4 out of 5
Bus tour was great along the coast and short stop at beach. Good guide.

Mormugao (Goa), India

2 out of 5
Yes. Tour was for 7 hrs but everything was either closed or under construction. Dirty streets and environment. We spent 2 hrs in restaurant since there was nothing else to do.

Male, Maldives

2 out of 5
Was a Friday again!! Mosque and museum closed. Spent again 1/12 in restaurant since there was nothing else to do.

Colombo, Sri Lanka

5 out of 5
Yes, good tour.

Phuket, Thailand

4 out of 5
Too touristy. Good tour, long walk from ship to bus!

Penang (Pulau Pinang), Malaysia

4 out of 5
Was a Friday again! Took hop on hop of bus. Not recommended!!! Bussen do not come around Evert 30mintes as promised! We waited 1/12 hrs one time and at the end had to take a local bus to get back to ship in time!

Port Klang (Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia

3 out of 5
Long bus ride to walk in boys I am garden which was nothing special and then a quick peek at the government buildings, which were impressive. Guide was awful did not say anything except when we asked. We should have taken the tour to Kuala Lumpir which was a long two hour ride one way but at krast we would have Deen something instead of walking in the rain in the botanical gardens!

Singapore

5 out of 5
No. did put own sightseeing.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Too many passengers disembarking at same time. Waited /0 minutes on gangway to go through customs.
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