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Fantastic Southern Caribbean cruise by laurayoutz

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Jade / Destination: Caribbean - Southern

The cruise was over Palm Sunday and Easter. There were activities for children for Easter and chocolates and colored eggs for all. We really enjoyed the Jade and the cruise itinerary. It was over full with it being a holiday cruise. If you do not want a lot of children aboard, do not book over a holiday/spring break. Each island had something interesting and special about it. Highly recommend the ship and cruise.

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4.2

One of the best times of my life! by MimosaMatt

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Norwegian Jade

This cruise was my first cruise, and it was everything and more I was hoping it would be. Hands down the most fun I have ever had. Ship, ports, staff was incredible! Our group started with 5, ages 20-34, and we met some people along the way that we hung out with the whole cruise!

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4.8

The trip was 1000% amazing. by JONO202

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Jade / Destination: Transatlantic

CLIFF NOTES VERSION: The trip was 1000% amazing. We'd go back to everywhere we visited. I took a lot of pictures. No northern Lights. No puffins.

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4.7

Jade 24th October Greek Islands by CruiseFan5

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Jade

Great ports! Most of the time docked in the city or shuttle out of the port provided. All ports of call are easy to explore by yourself or you can use the local tours or taxis or the ship tours provided!

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5.0

We had a great time by wndwlkr3

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Norwegian Jade / Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

There were 4 of us, various ages and all found ample and appropriate entertainment. One of us had been on a part of this cruise before and so was familiar with some of the ports. This made things a lot easier. The Jade is nice, and it is relaxed as well. A nice time for us to enjoy ourselves with few worries.....

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4.0

Great Ship and itenary with a few issues by Keenan70

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Jade / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

We had a great time in all the ports on this cruise and liked the size of this ship and all the different dining options.

The food was satisfactory, but the deserts were a little lacking except for Cagney's. The steaks and sides were excellent in this restaurant.

Our food was never hot either with the exception of the specialty restaurants.  We learned to ask for our food extra hot in the dining room, but that didn't solve the problem in the Garden Cafe. The pancakes and waffles were so cold the butter wouldn't melt.  We were always in the Garden Cafe when they open for breakfast too.  I was also disappointed that outdoor cafe didn't open until 7:30 AM. Why? We like to eat outside and watch the sunrise and would like to see this changed. Dining Room service was not what we expected.  I had a hard time getting my Diet Pepsi, and our water glasses sat empty a lot. One time I even got up and attempted to refill our water glasses.  That got the server's attention. The wait time for them to take our order was extremely long too.

Casino- you have to pay for coffee!  Yes, regular plain coffee that is served for free all over the ship.  Why? This policy makes no sense and needs to be changed.  You are making money off of us in the Casino, but want me to buy coffee?  I hope they will do something about how the smoke from the casino takes over the entire ship when it is in drydock too.

Pool Deck - the pool deck, was under repair the entire time we were on our cruise.  We had access to both pools on sea days, but not on port days.  The repairs being made were extensive and should have been reserved for drydock. Furthermore, the first sea day it was very windy.  My husband and I had been in our chairs from 6:30  AM until lunch time.  There were a ton of people that had put towels and other belongings on chairs and had not returned since they "reserved" them at 6:30 AM. Since the wind was so bad, we left our seats for less than 30 minutes, and our chairs and clips were taken from us while the other chairs that had been left for over 4 hours were not.  When I inquired about where my towel clips were, they found one set, but couldn't find the other.  While they were looking for my clips one of the employees said you can't reserve chairs.  I pointed out all the reserved chairs and told them they had been empty for 4+ hours and not taken away.  He said they had been stickered and would within an hour, but they never were.  I also told him I had been gone for less than 30 minutes and he said you were gone an hour and you can go to guest services to review the security footage.  I challenged him on his time keeping skills and he then said he wasn't the one who took our chairs.  I asked to speak to the person that did and he wouldn't let me.  20 minutes later we had our clips and were on our way to find other chairs.  If you are going to make us follow the rules you should make all the passengers!  This issue was frustrating and didn't leave me with a warm and fuzzy

feeling.

We spent most of our time in the Casino because all the entertainment options start too late.  Why not have dancing and other entertainment earlier for the early risers that don't want to stay up late?

We loved all the ports and would like to return to them one day.  We enjoyed a walking food tour in Key West and a beach break with lunch in Saint John.  We felt like the excursion to Maho Beach in Sait Martin was too long, as it is not a beach to relax at and spend the day.  The bar is very crowded, and you can't get the wifi to work because so many people are trying to access it.  Everyone should see the jets landing at the airport but just take a cab.  Our cab ride back was $8.00 a person. There is also a beach named Blue Beach that is a 10-minute walk from the cruise port, and there are great shops in this port.  We didn't do anything in Tortorla and I regret that.  There is not much to do in port, but the island is beautiful.  You can get off the ship and take a trolly ride around the Isle for $20.00.  They pack a lot of people in that trolley, so if crowds are not your thing, book an excursion through the ship.  I did purchase a beautiful pottery bowl in this port. It was the end of Christmas in San Juan, and there was a big street festival.  It was a bonus for us to be in port during this time.  Walking around Old San Juan, seeing the forts and shopping was time well spent.

We had four specialty restaurants with our package.  We loved Cagney's and went there twice.  We enjoyed the Brizzialn Steak House but didn't care for the Japanese place.  The food isn't the same as the Japanese food at home

I will look for a literary like this again.  Ten days is the perfect length, and the ports were very crowded but well worth it.  We would cruise on this ship again if given the opportunity even though there were a couple of issues for us.  We did put a deposit down for two future cruises and are looking forward to our next adventure.

 

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4.2

Excellent experience in the Norwegian Fjords by Huntingdon1701

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Norwegian Jade / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

This was an amazing experience. The fjords are very scenic, although the towns are generally very small so don'texpect to do much sightseeing or shopping in those. However, do go kayaking in Geiranger (most sheltered and scenic of all the places to do it) and consider the rib ride in Alesund if you're adventurous (don't do a rib ride in an actual fjord because you don't experience the speed). If you don't have a balcony, it's worth getting a spa pass, because this looks out over the bow of the ship and gives you great views while a) being away from the crowds on the pool deck, b) in the warm, and c) with access to a hot tub and sauna at the same time as the views (and special drinks etc). I ate in Le Bistro, La Cucina, Jasmine Garden, Sushi Bar, O'Sheehans and Grand Pacific. They were all okay, but La Cucina was the least enjoyable experience due to being oddly laid out. The sushi bar was surprisingly excellent, and not very expensive. O'Sheehans was very convenient from my cabin - only one deck down and a short corridor away, and it was rarely busy. The staff were all welcoming and quickly learned your name, which was quite amazing given that the cruise was sold out.

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5.0

Excellent cruise on a wonderful ship by Ewoodspark

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Jade / Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Everything went well from the embarkation in Venice right through for the next 7 days. Flew into Venice and took the NCL transfer  bus to the port at only £9.00 pp each way. Boarded at around 12.30pm after only about an hour of getting checked in. Went straight to the buffet which was very nice. Cabin then ready and then had a few drinks awaiting the sailaway which was wonderful looking out at St Marks square. First day was sea day and weather was good albeit a little breezy on the top deck. We had taken advantage of the Inclusive drinks package which was a real bonus. Not available at time of booking but a little persuasion to NCL got them to cancel and re-book to include the drinks package.

We had booked first night in MDR to ensure we were not kept in a queue which allowed us to walk straight in.

Meals all week both in the MDR, buffet and Chinese were excellent We had no need to pay any surcharge for the speciality restaurants.

The steward looked after us and provided the usual towel animals each night. A BA cabin on deck 10 was ideal and very near to the lifts and stairs. Made a point though of never using the lifts all week and took the stairs every time. 

The ports were good and took the NCL tour to Oia as it got us off the ship early without waiting for a tender.

All the crew were very friendly and attentive.

Did not try any of the shows and just went to the cocktail bars in the evening. Disembarkation was easy and back to Venice airport was easy.

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4.0

Norwegian Jade - 7 Day Greek Island Cruise by tony66

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Jade / Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

This was our second time onboard Norwegian Jade and departing from Venice, but this time on another itinerary taking in Greek Islands.

We’d had a pre-cruise mini-break holiday for 5 days prior to departing. Having stopped at Naples before twice on other cruises, we’d chosen to go back there again. This really gave us time to explore the area, Sorrento and the sites like Pompeii, Herculaneum and Mt.vesuvius.

If you have the time to walk to top of the volcano then the views are fantastic, but wear stout walking shoes (trainers at the least) as it’s a steep walk in places and very loose fine gravel. A walkers pole/stick isn’t such a bad choice if venturing up!

Having used trains a little before in Italy we used their cross country train link to get from Naples to Venice the evening before the cruise. The service was perfectly on time and the fares are very good (when compared to UK v.high train fares!!!). So if needing to travel in and around Italy it’s well worth looking at their trains.

One of the stops was Corfu. There was literally piles and piles of public refuse gathered up in assorted streets and side of some roads, apparently some long running dispute and perhaps economic issues had resulted in no regular services collecting waste so it was just left to fester in ad-hoc piles. Such a shame for such an otherwise beautiful island. We just took a bus from the port into the old Corfu Town for 4 or 5 hours meander around. This was very easy and low cost option if you want a little explore of the old town.

The same issue with refuse was also evident when we took at tour to Olympia. Piles and piles of old festering public waste could be seen roadside as the coach drove from port to the archaeological site. Hopefully the Greek government and people have solved this already so won’t be there now!!!

For us, the best site on this cruise was Santorini. The views from the ship in the bay are glorious, and the views from the land back across the town down into the bay and sea beyond are simply stunning. We also took a tour to visit ancient Akrotiri archaeological site. There’s a huge hanger structure built over the excavations so limits the intensity of the sun. If you have a head for heights then the cable car down from the town is good fun. Alternatively you could try one of the stinky donkeys ;-)

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4.7

Awesome Trip by JimDawn

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Jade / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

We had a great time, weather didn't always cooperate but that was okay. Panama Canal was the reason we went, and it didn't disappoint. Highly recommend this trip.

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5.0

Perfect Getaway by DJCyganiak

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Jade / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

We absolutely loved it. Can’t wait to go on our next cruise.

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5.0

post renovation by NGAMTNS2CSEA

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Norwegian Jade / Destination: Caribbean - Western

all was sparkling, crew was friendly and wonderful.  room was pristine.  dining was very good - don't miss the reuben at o'sheehan's or anything else there. 

on room - overhang ends overhead, for more shade book further back.  morning coffee station just one floor up stairs.  worked out well for us.  there is a wonderful mini eats station at the outdoor section of garden café.  was a really good time on a great ship

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4.0

Anniversary trip by Marcygb

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Jade / Destination: Caribbean - Western

I was a little disappointed in the ship itself. The ship wasn't as clean as I would have liked and the some of the staff were not the best but the ports made it a trip to remember! We stayed in cabin 10140 we had a balcony with a beautiful view! The food was the worst I have had on any cruise I have been on. I think because our gratuity was prepaid that the service lacked. The shows were ok but we really enjoyed a couple. We absolutely loved the younger men that worked in the photograph department. Kevin Ada was just a doll and was very good at his job. I am taking the Greece cruise in 2 weeks on the same ship with a bunch of girlfriends and I am hoping it will be much better starting the season in their new Greece ports. The gift shop didn't have a lot of merchandise because it was the last cruise in the western Caribbean before heading out.  

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4.6

Fantastic Cruise by dcomesanas

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Jade / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

We were on the Jades first Panama Canal cruise of this season. Weather was great at each port with the exception one morning but it cleared and remained awesome throughout the day.

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Christmas Cruise on the Norwegian Jade in the Caribbean by CrusinFromTX

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Norwegian Jade / Destination: Caribbean - Western

Pros:  Getting on & off the ship went quickly & smoothly.  The food was outstanding; service in the buffet & Grand Pacific dining room was excellent.  The excursions were wonderful (Maya Key Private Island Retreat encounter with sea lions and swimming with sharks; Atlantis Submarine; and airboat adventure); good service from cabin stewards except for smelly linens; fun casino.

 

Cons:  Ultra-small cabins; smelly pillows and bed coverlet (like dirty oily body smell--ugh!); very narrow hallways; a rude salesperson in the watch sale slamming shut the boxes when they closed early because of arriving back in Houston early, but giving no announcement or warning, or acting nice about it; expensive cocktails especially before leaving ports; much miscommunication & being sent to wrong locations for things like picking up bingo cash awards & bottled wine at end of cruise.  I personally won't book with Norwegian again; prefer to go on Royal Caribbean.  But overall, we thoroughly enjoyed the cruise to these ports (Roatan, Belize, & Cozumel).

 

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Fantastic Trip! by lvcamille

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Jade / Destination: Caribbean - Western

I have zero complaints about the ship, the food, the staff or the tiny staterooms :) ha ha, or the ports. We have cruised before so the tiny rooms were to be expected.  Its hard living in a bat cave for 7 days but we chose an interior room because it was cheaper.  You are only in there to sleep really and to nap and change for meals and or activities.  So it was fine. I loved the "deck cam" channel that I could turn on and it was almost like a window to the outside world to see if we were moving or not and if the sun was up or down!  (Its confusing after a few days and you sleep longer than normal!) LOL

The food in the main Garden Café was like most buffets, but better than other cruise lines we have tried. Compared to Carnival cruise food, I liked it way better! A ton of options every meal, so you never get bored.  And I'm a very picky eater than wont try many new things.  So that speaks volumes Wink

The shows were outstanding!   Really some of them could be Vegas headliners, and I know.... I am a native Las Vegan!  Really impressed my husband and I a lot. 

Lots of complaints I read beforehand were lack of entertainment and poor food quality.  I honestly couldn't disagree more!

I really  have no complaints!

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4.0

Norwegian Jade - 7 day Venice cruise by tony66

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Jade / Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

After a four year hiatus, we choose to take the Norwegian Jade cruise from Venice. We chose NCL as we’d cruised once before with them so knew what we’d get and this cruise as it departed from Venice and had an interesting, varied itinerary a little off the ‘beat and track’ such as Split in Croatia and Ephesus in Turkey.

As we’d done before on prior cruise, we’d arrived in Venice a few days beforehand so had created a little mini-break holiday really getting to explore the city and area first. If you can find the time then you won’t be disappointed having at least a whole day in Venice, ideally 2 or 3.

As the Jade is one of NCL’s ‘Jewel class ships, we found our way around easily having been on the Gem last cruise. We did feel that the passengers on this cruise had fewer youngsters and teens than a prior cruise from Barcelona, but that may be just the dates we cruised.

The food and services on board were just as we’d experienced before on the Gem, so we were happy with the quality and overall value that NCL provides. That said, we did have one waiter one evening in the main dining room who was very curt and sloppy. Otherwise, we had great service from all other NCL crew, considering their workload in the dining areas their front of house team really work hard to serve.

The stops at Dubrovnik and Split in Croatia were real eye-openers. In the summer weather, what we saw of these cities and the surrounding Croatian countryside and coast was glorious. They’re very much on our ‘go-back-again’ list.

If you take a tour to Ephesus then you’ll most likely get some hawkers selling sweets and souvenirs as soon as you arrive before entering the archaeological site. Try to resist buying then as you’ll then be burdened with carrying it all the rest of you tour and especially that when you leave the site, you’re at another location where there’s a mini market area with plenty of stalls and more hawkers selling same merchandise for less!

When you disembark in Venice, if you have a late evening flight, then take advantage of a luggage service offered there. For about €15 you can leave your luggage right there, get water bus into central Venice for the day and then head to the airport where they will have already transported your cases to their pick up facility just outside the terminal.

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Stunning Norway! by tyb1

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Jade / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

We had a great time on this cruise! I had watched the weather for weeks before this cruise and was worried about rain every day (because that's what the forecast was showing). We did have rain in Haugesund and Flam (and I am sure this impacted our impressions of those ports), but the rest of the days were decent to stunningly beautiful! We went on this cruise with my parents (who are 79), and we all had a great time. We were surprised by the number of kids of all ages on the cruise and weren't sure how much fun they might be having.

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What an adventure! by jerryc2435

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Jade / Destination: North America

14 days living the good life aboard the NCL Jade.  Crossings are wonderful way to get to know the staff and other travelers as you interact a lot during multiple sea days.  We particularly enjoyed the evening performances including Dimitris and Victoria's aerial performance.  A greatly earned standing ovation for these two very talented people. 

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4.0

Awesome cruise! by Techlordtx

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Jade / Destination: Caribbean - Western

I saw so many complaints about this ship and crew that I was a bit worried, but we had an amazing cruise! Entertainers were really awesome, the food was NOT bland as some reviews stated! We enjoyed the balcony, our shower wasn't small, and I am a big guy!

 

The only complaint I could even make is when they had the $10 sale they had it in the Jasmine restaurant and it was a bit crowded! 

 

The crew was great, our steward was very friendly and made sure we had everything we needed! The wait staff was very attentive and friendly, the officers were very good at making sure things were done properly and timely! 

 

The spa and casino were great.

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