Enjoyed the ship, but ports were mixed

Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

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Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
Norwegian Jade

7 Night Southeast Asia (Hong Kong To Singapore)

Sail date: January 30, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Jade

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 11136

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Enjoyed the ship and abundance of restaurants and bars, cabin was good too. So so excursions but was disappointed with first NCL cruise

Embarkation

4 out of 5
A little slow and disorganised but could have been worse

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Particularly good, especially the speciality restaurants

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
A little more would be good, did a number of the quizzes, scavenger hunts, etc but not a lot to our liking

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Ok, but nothing special

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
No problems at all

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Very clean and conscious of the corona virus. Ship design took a little getting used to but no problem

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Nice size, comfortable, quiet and well cleaned

Ship tip

Book the speciality restaurants well before you go

Ports of call

Hong Kong

5 out of 5
No excursions taken, must visit Victoria Peak

Hong Gai (Hanoi), Vietnam

3 out of 5
Did Halong Bay, scruffy boat but worth doing. Not a lot else there

Da Nang, Vietnam

3 out of 5
Ok, but somewhat rushed excursion

Nha Trang, Vietnam

5 out of 5
Opted out of excursion, got cable car to Vin Pearl, great day

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

4 out of 5
Visited Saigon on excursion, again not enough time in each place and another market we didn’t enjoy. Independence Palace interesting but needed more time there.

Singapore

5 out of 5
Close to attractions, we’ll worth just getting transfer to airport to dump bags and MRT back to Marina Bay. So much cheaper than the Jade excursion

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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