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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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bennis01
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We just disembarked the Norwegian Jade. We enjoyed a 7 day cruise from Houston to Cozumel, Belize and Roatan. This is our second Norwegian Cruise. Our daughters, ages 10 & 14, were eager to participate in the Kids/Teen Club and engaged ... Read more
sensesfail3
Member Since 2009
1 review
4 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was our 1st cruise to the Western Caribbean, our 1st time leaving out of Port of Houston, and our 2nd ever cruise on NCL (10 years ago). Cons The embarkation process was not a great start to the trip. We stood in line to ... Read more
vesci66
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We had been planning this cruise for about a year for my son's HS graduation present. Over the past several months I have been reading some pretty harsh reviews about the Jade and the staff so I was a little worried about how this cruise ... Read more
faulknerprofessor
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
My husband and I LOVE Norwegian. We have sailed on the Norwegian Dawn and the Norwegian Getaway before. We've always had a wonderful experience and impeccable service. The Jade just didn't have it together on this cruise. Our cabin steward ... Read more
Tchr257
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We traveled in a group of 15 with the youngest being 10 and the oldest 70. We had balcony rooms and had an amazing time. My only complaint is that the common areas were too small in places such as the Medusa or the Atrium. The theater ... Read more

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Royce.Joggerst@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
It started off by having cloudy and windy weather the first 2 1/2 days so that spoiled the pool area time...it was also very chilly when we left Houston. We had the Specialty Dining for four nights...Great Food...we ate in the Le Bistro ... Read more
jjfanoele
Member Since 2015
1 review
14 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We decided to book a cruise on a whim and take our kids (11,7) somewhere amazing for spring break. We reserved a mini suite with the hopes that having a spacious room would ensure a better experience. We drove to Houston and found the ... Read more
michaeldvescio
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The cruise on the Norwegian Jade was the best cruise I have taken so far. I was slightly skeptical before boarding the ship because some of the reviews were shaky. The embarkation process was very smooth, and very fast. We boarded the ... Read more
luvappys
Member Since 2009
1 review
14 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was out first time cruising on NCL. We are still up in the air on whether will will sail on this line again. The first disappointment was transport from the airport. Having never gone out of Houston before be prepared to pay a ... Read more
JanR
Member Since 2004
1 review
63 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Summary: Let me cut to the chase, by the time we left the ship, we had already booked two more cruises on NCL. However, that is not to say NCL and the Jade is without flaws. But for the money, my DW and I felt our 3/12 NCL Jade cruise ... Read more
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Starflyr3
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
493 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
We did this same itinerary on the Jewel last year, and booked for Jade right after we got home. However, having learned from our experience, this time we booked a 2 bedroom family suite in the Haven. (on the Jewel, nobody slept because ... Read more
meslt1992
Member Since 2014
1 review
136 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We had a great time on the NCL Jade. We only ate in the included venues and all meals were very satisfying. Hot foods hot, cold foods cold. Very flavorful meals.Fantastic wait staff in the main dining room. Frasier was a blessing ... Read more
Bigmac14
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
7 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

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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
lundiga
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
23 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

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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
24 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
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

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