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The 93,500-ton, 2,402-passenger Norwegian Jade, which is based in Europe year-round, epitomizes NCL's "freestyle" mantra. For the most part, the goal is to create an onboard ambience that abandons ...
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Bigmac14
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We had fantastic weather, great excursions and enjoyed the cruise. We arrived on the Friday and checked into the Doubletree beside the Bush Airport it had a supplied shuttle and we went to a cajun restaurant down the street and had ... Read more
Coylie
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Well this was our first NCL cruise, having gone on Carnival our other two trips. We found the cruise lines very comparable. Embarkation was fine, a bit of a line but went smoothly, on boat with in half hour and we got to port ... Read more
texastennis
Member Since 2014
1 review
48 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I am a high school teacher, and Spring Break is one of the few times in the year I can travel without having to take personal vacation days. Consequently, although I prefer to not be around children and teenagers on my vacation, there ... Read more
Mhuffman
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Cons: This cruise line does not compare to Carnival or Royal Caribbean. We will not sail with Norwegian in the future. First, the ship smells terrible; like a hospital cafeteria. The food is average at best and service is not what we ... Read more
cruisefamily21
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We booked this cruise when we first found out about it arriving in Houston. The reviews when it first started sailing were not very good, and we were nervous about what to expect. From embarkation to disembarkation we were pleasantly ... Read more

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lundiga
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
22 helpful votes
Let's get down to business here. We ended up upgrading to a 2 bedroom suite with 2 bathrooms, living room, dining room table and awesome LaVazza coffee machine. So we had a refuge. Refuge from what? Read on. How people can say it's a ... Read more
carajo
Member Since 2010
1 review
12 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
It was nice to depart from Houston as we live in Dallas. I will miss having that port as an option. Embarkation and debarkation were very smooth and we much appreciated seating while waiting to embark. We had a small, inside cabin ... Read more
Texaslady22
Member Since 2012
1 review
26 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We booked this cruise last-minute, and got 2 inside staterooms next to one another (not connecting) for my family of 5: 2 30-something adults and 3 children ages 3, 6, and 9. Cabins: They were adequate, but very small. Even with 2 ... Read more
hewetta
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
My family and I have seven times now, though never on NCL before. We have enjoyed every one of them in their own way and this cruise was no exception. The entertainment was among of the best we have seen. The food overall was good and ... Read more
Joetechco
Member Since 2014
1 review
20 forum posts
0 helpful votes
A shame the Jade is leaving the Houston market,,,,,,,it will be sorely missed!! Wife and I shared a Mini-Suite with her mother and we were pleasantly surprised at the amount of space we had. Other reviews I have read in the past ... Read more

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mralston
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Suprised I liked it so much! Took my 16 yo son for Spring Break. Cozumel, Belize, and Rotan. The room was decent (interior - no frills), good entertainment, and pretty good food. The workers were all friendly and really nothing to ... Read more
737nana
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We had a balcony 10562. ( Coleman was our steward,and he rocks!) the room was great space for the three of us, and a very comfortable shower/wc. Plenty of storage, closets drawers and shelves. we also had our teen granddaughter with us. ... Read more
linda124
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This cruise on Norwegian Jade was only our second cruise, with the first one being on Royal Caribbean. We had been told that RC was the only way to go so when we decided to book this it was with the expectation of "We paid half the ... Read more
davidel57
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
23 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
You've read the mixed reviews good and bad so here's mine. Whatever issues the Jade had, yes they were admittedly real according to the staff, those issues are long gone. This is a great cruise, well done by a hard working crew. Do ... Read more
Coeur de Pirate
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2016
We just had to get away from the cold (we live in Canada) and we wanted to try something new, so we decided to cruise for the first time. It was the best decision we could have taken by far. Having two young boys to entertain, our ... Read more

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oregonian123
Member Since 2009
1 review
376 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2016
The Jade is a great ship. It was easy to get around, and we didn’t find it to be crowded. We were able to get a chair on the pool deck without much searching. We liked the Great Outdoors on non-windy days. The Spinnaker lounge was a ... Read more
NSAHO79
Member Since 2007
17 reviews
83 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My husband and I booked this cruise because we had never been to Houston and wanted to see if it would be a good place for future cruises. We have cruised on most of the major cruise lines except Holland America and Disney. We are ... Read more
monicalapaz
Member Since 2014
1 review
42 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Did not like the forced free style dining. This does not allow you to get to know your waiters and therefore the added touches to your likings is missing..... additionally it is very dificult to share tables to meet new people..... and I ... Read more
Cruisyn
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Sea days just felt never ending with boredom. Unless you came on there prepared to gamble, drink all day or shop or listen to that annoying lady talk about shopping, there's not much to do but eat. About that though, the breakfast although ... Read more
clip1957
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
276 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My DH and I were sailing with our son, DIL and 4 year old grandson. The Bayport Cruise Terminal is easy to get to and easy to park. Many complain about the industrial area and it's true, but if you go a bit further south on 146 you will ... Read more

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mennis
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Sailed on the Jade from Bayport, Houston. Boarding was quite efficient. .cabins ready at 1330...bags delivered 1415..everything on the Jade was perfect. Ate in the Jasmin Garden (Asian fusion menu) first and last night...excellent food ... Read more
RedstreakN
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our first cruise, I took my mom ( who is 79 and needs a wheelchair or scooter to get around) - and I was disappointed and also some things were great. However, more disappointed than great. Customer service needs a lot of ... Read more
bevchrap
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We cruised Feb 27th and found the Jade to be wonderful. After reading the reviews I was worried and the worries simply weren't founded. We had the ultimate drink package and the specialty dining package and they were top notch. I cannot ... Read more
fountained
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
26 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
After reading mixed reviews on the Norwegian Jade, I wasn't sure what to expect, but my family and I were pleasantly surprised with almost everything about the cruise. I booked an inside stateroom and the day before the cruise I was ... Read more
totalee
Member Since 2013
9 reviews
66 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I went on the Jade in Feb to participate in a slots tournament. Houston was a very easy place to embark on the ship. Within 15 minutes of getting off the bus from the airport I was onboard the ship. The Jade is not the newest NCL ... Read more

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