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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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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
mralston
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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

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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
oregonian123
Member Since 2009
1 review
378 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

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monicalapaz
Member Since 2014
1 review
46 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
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

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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
sfinge5
Member Since 2009
1 review
7 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
The Good: - Philly Joel :) and his social director really staff helped make this a lot of fun for us. Lester is a very funny guy!! Try to get involved and dance at the nighttime parties if that's your thing, you'll have a blast. - ... Read more
ggc7071
Member Since 2009
1 review
12 forum posts
7 helpful votes
My family group of 4 (2 cabins, two teenagers) had a great time. The food was delicious, the staff and entertainment was terrific. Our cabin steward was great and we nominated him for the "Vacation Hero" award. This gives them ... Read more

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hotwired99
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We’ve always had “side” facing suites or rooms. This time we had a penthouse suite #10166 on the rear of the Norwegian Jade and it was amazing. Because of it’s position, there is only the sound of the retreating ... Read more
sunrize
Member Since 2014
1 review
36 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We had a WONDERFUL time on the NCL Jade! It's a beautiful ship & has very nice, helpful & hardworking crew. We always saw someone or the other cleaning around the ship. The service was great!! The staff was always willing to help ... Read more
Peachy175
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
The jade is a beautiful ship. Sailing out of Houston was different. The port is about an hour from the airport so take into account a $100 taxi drive when planning. Getting out into the gulf was wavy, but interesting. Food was amazing. ... Read more
TexasLadyBug
Member Since 2005
1 review
146 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Overall we were impressed and happy. Service was fantastic. All the people were so gracious and pleasant. Getting off the boat in Cozumel was a cluster. We waited in line for a while after walking all the way from the elevator, down ... Read more
Gibby55
Member Since 2007
1 review
105 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We have cruised quite a bit (50+) and last sailed Norwegian about 9 years ago. We did not like the service or food on that cruise, so we did not go back. Our kids & grandkids cruised with us on this ship (Feb.6-13) and they liked the ... Read more

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