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Norwegian Jade Cruise Review by fmr

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Norwegian Jade
Norwegian Jade
Member Name: fmr
Cruise Date: May 2012
Embarkation: Venice
Destination: Eastern Mediterranean
Cabin Category: IB
Cabin Number: 9573
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   4.0 out of 5+
Dining 3.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 5.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children (By Age Group)
        13-15 1.0
Shore Excursions 5.0
Embarkation 5+
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 4.0
Rates 4.0
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NCL Jade - Free (of) Style Cruise
We've experienced the same cruise two years ago on-board NCL Gem and we've loved it.

Now on Jade the following items were different / have changed

SUMMARY

Good things ...

+ Well organized transfer, always punctual and reliable ( trouble-free transfer and hotel package)

+ International staff, well trained and professional

+ Cruise director (same as Gem in 2010), multi-lingual and always present.

+ Nice destinations easily to conquer by your own.

Bad things ...

- relative small SPA area especially the common men's/women's section

- as always, guests who make reservations of pool chairs (grrrrr....!)

- fellow cruisers do not follow the requested dress code (T shirts and / or flip-flops at dinner in the Pacific Grand Restaurant)

Things you may like ...

+ Cold towels and ice water upon re entering the ship (after hot excursions)

+ Personal welcome by cruise director or staff upon return.

+ Private Invitations (Meet and Greet for CC members / Latitude parties)

+ High end entertainment program at the Stardust theater (unique selling proposition)

+ Highly motivated staff and officers corresponding to end of staff contracts

+ Cruise director of passion and fun (Gary Gladings)

+ a "who is who list" of the main officers incl. 24/7 telephone numbers

+ fast cleaned tables at the Garden cafe

+ German tour guide (full of knowledge w/ Greek roots) if you have a German son (14yrs) in Olympia

Things you may miss ...

o sufficient illumination installed inside cabin

o free deck / pool chairs

o appropriate Shampoo and Conditioner in the bathroom

o magnifying mirrors in bathroom (makes shaving easier and enlarges the room)

o enough hot chairs in SPA area

o coffee machine in the cabin

o Captain's dinner w/ lobster

o Recommendations for dress codes (despite free (of) style cruising)

o five-course menus at the Grand Pacific Restaurant (MDR)

o Local "beers of the day"

o Receipts form the bar incl. name of waiter / staff

o Pencils in the library for Soduku and cross-wording professionals

o Smoking policy indicating clear statements were smoking is not accepted

o Daily announcements by the captain

Happy, happy,

washy, washy !

FMR

Publication Date: 06/21/12
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