theforanfamily

theforanfamily
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Norwegian Jade

April 2015 - Norwegian Jade to Europe - Mediterranean

Spring Fling around Italy

My wife and I recently returned from a seven-day cruise on the Norwegian Jade (April 18-25, 2015). We enjoyed our experience very much. Our inside cabin was small but comfortable and everything worked properly. Our cabin steward always had it prepared and we enjoyed the folded-towel animals each evening as well. Food aboard the ship was good in the buffet restaurant, Asian restaurant, and the two main dining rooms. Service in the main dining rooms and the Asian restaurant was good also. The activities were quite well organized and enjoyable, and the cruise itinerary offered one delightful location after the next. All of our shore excursions were very good, and we were quite lucky with the weather as well. I would rate the ship and its crew on a par with Royal Caribbean, and it's overall ambience superior to that of Carnival. Celebrity is perhaps a half notch above NCL,  but for this trip, the choice of dates and itinerary made the difference in our choice of cruise. We were very pleased with NCL and the Norwegian Jade. 

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Venice, Italy - What can one say: Venice! You do need to be reasonably fit to get around here: it is not a wheelchair-friendly place and getting about requires walking and stair-climbing abilities.
Zadar, Croatia - The cruise port is several miles from the old town. We took an excursion inland, which we enjoyed. Again, better than "OK"!
Messina, Sicily - We had several great choices for excursions. Can recommend the "Godfather" Tour to Savoca and Forza D'Agro.
Kotor, Montenegro - Spectacular setting and scenery. Nice old town, too! Delicious gelato in the main square.
Naples, Italy - Could have used an extra day here! Pompeii and the Amalfi coast were great, but we missed the Museum and Capri.
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy - Better than OK, really. We stayed in a nice hotel on the main esplanade, which is nice for walking and has a beach.
Norwegian Jade Norwegian Jade - The library was pleasant, but rather small and tended to fill up early in the day. This may have been because the cooler spring weather kept more people inside rather than out on deck with their books. If you enjoy meeting other people, sharing a table with people you don't know yet is recommended

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shared a quick tip for Norwegian Jade"The library was pleasant, but rather small and tended to fill up early in the day. This may have been because the cooler spring weather kept more people inside rather than out on deck with their books. If you enjoy meeting other people, sharing a table with people you don't know yet is recommended"

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reviewed their Europe - Mediterranean cruise on Norwegian Jade and gave it 4 stars!