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Norwegian Jade Cruise Review by DURSEYGIRL: One of the BEST


DURSEYGIRL
2 Reviews
Member Since 2009
26 Posts

Member Rating

Cabin 5.0
Dining 5.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities 3.0
Entertainment 5.5
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 4.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates 5.5
Service 5.5
Shore Excursions 3.0
Value for Money 5.5

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One of the BEST

Sail Date: February 2013
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
Embarkation: Rome (Civitavecchia)

NCL"s Jade provided us with a memorable experience in Feb. Gary, our Cruise Director , was excellent at his job & turned up everywhere ... from introducing the production shows, to hosting Game Shows, to giving lectures on our ports.
The entertainment was superb. The "Anytime Dining" really was THAT & we always
obtained the "table for 2, near the window, that we requested.
Our Cruise Critic experience worked out so well. There were 90 of us at the Meet & Greet, attended by most of the ship"s officers.
One CC member had arranged 3 Tours that we participated in & each was a wonderful value: a walking Tour of Athens, a night at the Sultana Nightclub/restaurant(which included free transportation & a night tour around Istanbul -all lit up.
The oter was a Tour of Ephesus, Maty"s House, & the Terrace Houses - all with a knowledgable guide- Begun. It also included a 3 course Turkish lunch.

The seas were very calm throughout and the ship"s Captain was quite More visible.
The food was good at the 2 Min Dining rooms , as well as the Buffett.
The staff were pleasant, friendly, and seemed to like working on the Jade.

Boarding was quick & efficient , as was disembarking.
I found the Ship"s Tours expensive & we took only one - a Tour in Istanbul to
the Grand Bazaar & the Blue Mosque. More time would have been good at the Grand
Bazaar, however, we stopped at a rug factory showroom for a longer time ( 90
mins.) than we had at the Bazaar( 60 mins.). That was bazaare!

I"d recommend this ship and its itinerary to all, especially experienced cruisers who would appreciate its value. Less


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Cabin review: Norwegian Jade Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony Deck 8 9614

Room was quiet & comfortable.

Port and Shore Excursions


We walked to the local train station & took the train into Athens where we were met by the Walking Tour Guide- George. He knew his stuff and recounted the history of Athens in a pleasing manner. We walked to various historical sites with him ,ending at the PARTHENON, where some of us left the group , having been there several other times. He walked us back to the train station where we made our return trip back to Piraeus, about 45 mins.

Blue Mosque

It was a good tour.

Grand Bazaar

Too much time at the carpet factory showroom and not enough at the Grand bazaar.

Our guide met us at the port in a new Van. As we journeyed to Ephesus, she gave us a wealth of information about the area. We first went to Mary"s House, which was a basic stone cottage with a holy water fountain.spiggot. Following that, we traveled about 10 mins. to Ephesus, which was a spectacular site It allowed us to visualize how folks lived 2 thousand years ago. next, we visited the Terrace Houses , which were unearthed a few years back and are being reconstructed to showcase the mosaic floors and wall frescoes. After a typical Turkish lunch ( with the requiset carpet factory tour), we went to St. John"s Basilica. Our guide was FANTASTIC and always conscious of the comfort of her passengers. She was a wealth of information rendered in an easy going manner.
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We 7 were in a private van driven by Marcello. He talked incessantly !! He did NOT listen. He grew up in Sorrento and new his way around the area. we saw quite a number of towns along the Amalfi Coast while Marcello droned on & on ... By the time we got to Pompeii, it was ouring rain , so we 7 decided not to take a tour there. Marcello took us to an old Villa nearby & showed us frescoes & msaics that were being restored until the funding ran out. We retruned to the ship at 4:30 - ehausted, more from listening to Marcello than from the area covered.
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Rome on Your Own

Tour gal was nice & described the City"s sites well. We were dropped off in a square in Rome where we got a tai to our B&B.

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