January 2016 - 7 Night Western Caribbean (Houston Roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Jade
Food in complimentary dining rooms was very bland. "poached pear' dessert was just glorified fruit cocktail. Also wait staff the nights we were there were rather loud talking to each other. Fine dining, it was not! Buffet Topside is the best comp one, but hot food is often cold. Get the dining package!!
Getting tickets for the tender to go ashore is an ordeal. If you did not book excursion with NCL you wait in line for a LONG time for tender ticket. Then long line to board . NCL excursion folks do not fare any better. Tickets could be dispersed the night before. NCL staff did not seem to know how to handle the procedure either. We were sent from one location to another. Outside 7th to 14th to 4th to 6th. When asked staff were told by some "I don't know"
Time in ports seemed to be cut short, especially in Roatan, NCL Dawn was there when we arrived and still there when we left. Made for a rushed time there