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uptowndude
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Norwegian Jade

November 2015 - 7 Night Western Caribbean (Houston Roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Jade

Norwegian Jade out of Houston -November28 2015

We had a great price on this cruise and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Compared to past NCL cruises I felt this ship lacked just a little compared to the Jewel which we sailed on last year. To put anyone's concerns to rest about this ship it is clean, the staff competent and the food is fine.

 

We were well treated and have no complaints. I would recommend NCL and the Jade in particular to any family member or friend. The  professional entertainers were of a very high caliber. I enthusiastically recommend the magic act Cripton Magic as well as the 4 member singing group 4Ever. The acrobat duo  was very exciting and David Naster  is a very funny comedian that we had seen before. We spent several days around the pool stage enjoying the music of TruLife, which is a 3 piece Reggae band that does a lot of Bob Marley as well as other covers.

 

We did not go to the main dining room but for one meal and it was good with excellent service. Most meals we took at the Garden Room buffet for reasons of our own. There was always a great variety and the items we had were always warm and fresh. Yes, I gained weight as always.

 

We had an inside cabin on deck 11 aft. Plenty of closet space, everything worked,an attentive steward who kept the cabin straightened but whom we really never saw. My only slight complaint is that our cabin, 11643, was directly under the Great Outdoors area (which I really liked) on the aft of deck 12. About 5AM the crew would do some cleaning or table moving and I could hear the thumps in our cabin. Really that was a very minor thing. Otherwise, the cabin was convenient but not too close to the aft elevators which accessed the Garden Cafe and the Grand Pacific main dining room.

 

One of us had a foot injury which limited our mobility for the ports or excursions. We found the ships staff to be very accommodating about our injury especially the boarding and disembarkation processes.

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uptowndude's Tips

Norwegian Jade Norwegian Jade - Don't miss the bridge viewing area on deck 11. It is very interesting.
Trujillo, Honduras - Beautiful area and very friendly people. We spent time in town and at the beach. Next time I would probably book a trip farther down the coast to the park or a nature center.
Belize City, Belize - Town is pretty sketchy. Book an excursion. The Belize museum (housed in and old colonial jail) is worth a visit.
Cozumel, Mexico - Walk off the ship not too far from downtown (walkable). The water is the best anywhere. Do your water activities here.
Norwegian Jewel Norwegian Jewel - The Garden Room buffet on the lido deck is often crowded at breakfast and lunch with seats hard to come by. However, a fewer more steps aft is the Great Outdoors seating area on the rear of the ship. Great views and we always found a table.
Nassau, Bahamas - People are really friendly in the Bahamas. Not in your face like Jamaica.
Galveston, Texas - Lots of things to do and they really know how to load people on the ship.
Carnival Magic Carnival Magic - Check out the barbque on the outdoor Lido deck forward for lunch on sea days. Grilled sliders and quesadillas
Key West, Florida - Turn left off the ship for some great $5 shops. Hemingway's house is pricey at $13. Zachary Taylor State park is great for the beach and the fort.

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