Norwegian Jade Cruise Reviews

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Dr Marg
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
Sailed three weeks ago
A family group of 8 with members aged 19 to 75 decided to do a trip together for Thanksgiving. While we got a reasonable initial price, everything else required additional cost. Having done primarily river cruises I much prefer the smaller ... Read more
Winter Haven
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
27 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
Norwegian Jade had just arrived in the US after a summer Mediterranean season and apparently is showing its age. The ship is scheduled to go into dry dock in early 2017 and that will not be a moment too soon. Since its entry into service ... Read more
seaduction
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
It is hard to compare a 93,000 ton older ship to their 155,000 Getaway/Escape/Epic ships but having been on all of these ships we feel that NCL delivered a quality cruise within the constraints of a smaller ship. We felt the food in the ... Read more
dnr413
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
Specialty dinner package was awful at LaCuchia and Le Bistro. Excellent at Cagneys and Tappanyaki. Steer clear of the first 2. How the dinner experience can go from inedible steak to steak you can cut with a fork is beyond me ... Read more
HappyBee
Member Since 2016
1 review
31 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
Before travelling with NCL for the first time, I checked the reviews on the Norwegian Jade which left me somewhat apprehensive in view of the negative comments from several people. Of course everyone has the right to their opinion and I ... Read more
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adcruise
Member Since 2007
1 review
55 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Just returned from our 7 day thanksgiving cruise on the Norwegian Jade and thought I'd submit my review. We've cruised with Norwegian 4 other times, the last time being in 2009. We stopped cruising on Norwegian because over the 4 years ... Read more
imjustron
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was a last-minute deal/decision. After having a AWFUL experience on NCL in 2008 we'd sworn never to use them again. Change a leadership and some good reviews recently prompted us to give them one more try. Unfortunately it wasn't ... Read more
majorsmr
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Took a cruise with my son and his wife. Always get a window cabin but this was much smaller than usual. The bathroom has a bad layout with the toilet in the small closet space we all hated. Got the three dining package and was ... Read more
dhdozier
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
52 forum posts
I am an avid cruiser. Have been on the majority of the popular lines multiple times so I do have a good bit of ability to compare. I am going to review on topics that are of most importance to me and others who sail with families. For some ... Read more
tailgatemel
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
This was my first cruise ever, and there were four of us. We all shared the same room. We were trying to do this cruise inexpensively, but still splurge on a few things. I had read up about Jade and that it was the old "Pride of ... Read more
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Sotermarler
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
742 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
We were the first sailing out of Tampa on the Jade. I have only previously sailed the mega-ships, so I expected to have a more subdued trip and that is what I got. The ship is old and is set for dry-dock next spring. The dry-dock was ... Read more
Angelo_R
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
131 forum posts
8 helpful votes
About Us My wife (46) and I (42) live in central Florida just south of Orlando. We have been on 7 cruises together since 2011, 5 Norwegian (Dawn, Pearl, Getaway, Star, and now the Jade), 1 RCL, and 1 Carnival. We are about 2 hours from ... Read more
Glennj1214
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Took the Norwegian Jade, first cruise out of Tampa after re-positioning. A week prior to the cruise, I called Norwegian to see if I could get an upgrade cabin. I was told there was a room left, told the location of the cabin and would be ... Read more
traveling chica
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We had the worst cabin ever (4568) right by the gangway which ensured little to no sleep with all the banging around by nearly 10 staff opening the hatch and dragging the gangway into place, sometimes at 5:30 am. This is not their fault. ... Read more
howard.hodgson
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Just returned - 13 November 2016 from a 14 night transatlantic cruise on the Norwegian Jade, our cruise commenced in Barcelona, then cruised on to Cartagena, Malaga, Funchal, Bermuda, Miami and finally disembarking in Tampa USA. Our ... Read more
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Biscoco
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
This was my first NCL cruise and not sure of what to expect. The ship was very dated and is going in for a refurb in March so that is a good thing because I am booked on it again in September 2017. Embarkation was good, Disembarkation a ... Read more
Bunkie2100
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was our 8th cruise in 6 years all with NCL, most out of NYC, where we live. We had always wanted to make a transatlantic crossing and to visit Barcelona. We arrived a few days early to spend some time in the city, which exceeded ... Read more
recruiter 28
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
37 forum posts
The Jade and its moderate size was perfect for the ocean crossing. Embarkation on Barcelona was smooth but with long lines, taking almost an hour. The ship itself has a good flow plan and offers good food in all its restaurants, ... Read more
worthykm
Member Since 2015
1 review
28 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
We choose this cruise for the great price and the ports of call. The Jade was ok but due for much needed updating. Our cabin 11593 was extremely small even for an inside cabin. We had the special dining package. Cagney's Steakhouse was ... Read more
firstcarib
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
245 forum posts
Sailed October 2016
Excellent way to get from Europe to Florida for not much more than the cost of an airfare! Free Drinks package & 6 upgrade restaurants inc in our deal made it a no -brainer. All staff were great, cabin small but well kept. All ... Read more
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littlegit
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Just got back from a wonderful time on the Jade. We did a back-to-back starting with a 7-day cruise from Venice to Barcelona. That was followed by a 14-day transatlantic from Barcelona to Tampa. In 2013 our NCL Mediterranean cruise ... Read more
devonshirecreamtea
Member Since 2011
1 review
3 forum posts
We chose this cruise as we were going with friends who had not cruised before (we have cruised twice both with Celebrity) and as she works in a school we were limited to school holidays. The itinerary was good and we enjoyed all the ... Read more
Silverbark
Member Since 2016
1 review
61 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Great places visited. Met wonderful people. Food was the best. Great cruise and value. The dinning room staff were efficient and friendly. The entertainment was good especially the Finalle. Tina Turner tribute band was spot on. ... Read more
Talulah31
Member Since 2014
1 review
33 forum posts
7 helpful votes
My wife and I LOVE cruising...this is our fourth cruise and the first on the Jade. Sadly, it did not live up to our expectations, possibly because of our previous two cruises on the beautiful, efficient, friendly Epic. The Good: We ... Read more
imsship
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This cruise was chose based on the great itinerary. Weather was great for this time of year in almost every port. Having cruised with NCL before I enjoy freestyle cruising, however this time around NCL left a bit to be desired. We ... Read more
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