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

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3.8 out of 5
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Norwegian Jade

18 Night Egypt Jordan Israel & Oman (Athens To Dubai)

Sail date: November 15, 2021

Ship: Norwegian Jade

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9576

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 months ago

Review summary

Accepted altered itinerary pre cruise at a discount. Substituted ports had already been to. Ports cancelled without reason. Late getting in to one port. COVID tests for each country visited. Too many days at sea. On board credit promised pre cruise not honored on board. Like to walk at night on deck. Ship lights turned off on three nights prevented doing this safely. No reason given. Service from staff excellent. COVID testing smooth. Ship was in excellent condition.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Process different than described precruise

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Top of the line experience. Mostly great choice and service

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Typical experience. Big disappointment was library closed for book check out. Further, no books or magazines for sale

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Better than expected when attended

Children's Programs

No children

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Notifications of why there were cancellations of ports only bad. Issue. Waiters and stewards great

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Top ratings. Constant cleaning

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
A little smaller than expected. More than enough storage space

Ship tip

Insist on notifications as to what is happening. Frustrating not knowing why ports cancelled and outside lights turned off.

Ports of call

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

3 out of 5
Had been there before. Stick to Ephasus visit only

Santorini, Greece

5 out of 5
Been there before. Setting is a joy. Lots of choices places to go.

Iraklion (Heraklion), Crete

4 out of 5
Knossos excursion. Interesting site.

Port Said, Egypt

1 out of 5
Overnight stop Alexandria Egypt. Prolonged stay without reason

Suez Canal Transit

3 out of 5
Some areas interesting

Safaga (Luxor), Egypt

4 out of 5
Late getting to port. Booked overnight Luxor stay. Our time there decrease. Should have gotten a partial refund. Lunch was 4PM and dinner 8 PM.

Aqaba (Petra), Jordan

5 out of 5
Superb experience. Very strenuous.

Salalah, Oman

1 out of 5
Port cancellef

Muscat, Oman

4 out of 5
Highlight mosque visit. Very enthusiastic guide made it memorable

Khasab, Oman

3 out of 5
So so experience. Most interesting item was watching the Iranian speed boat smugglers leaving port just before sundown. Must have been dozens of them

Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

1 out of 5
Biggest disappointment of cruise. Port cancelled . No reason given.

Dubai, U.A.E.

4 out of 5
Big city atmosphere. We did overnight here rather than going to Abu Dhabi. Should have offered an evening excursion to that day. There were trips to Bedouin camps on internet. Not comfortable outside Norwegian recommendation.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Quick and easy. A reflection of decreased passenger count but still easy.
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