First time pleasant surprise: Norwegian Jade Cruise Review by Santel49
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First time pleasant surprise
Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
Embarkation: Rome (Civitavecchia)
Then there was the staff, what can we say? They were always smiling, always helpful, the " washy washy" staff always made us smile the staff were cleaning everything. It was good to see.
Our first stop was Naples and through this site had found an advert for 6 others to join an excursion to Positano, Sorento and Pompei, with Rome in Limo, we gathered together at 8am, 4 ladies from New York and another husband and wife from USA, we all to on well thank goodness, our driver/guide was Giovanni he was fabulous explaining everything we saw to us, we had an hour to ourselves in both Positano and Sorento and he took us to a fabulous restaurant for lunch, all the food was freshly made and good prices, on we went to Pompei where we met Libby our guide, she showed us around and was very informative, we had two hours in Pompei loved every minute of it, then it was back to the boat, would recommend Rome in Limo excellent service.
On we went to Messina, did our own thing, got on a hop on hop off bs tour and was disappointed by the amount of rubbish piled up in the streets perhaps a sign of the times?
We did our own thing at all our other stops, Dubrovnik being our favourite, if you visit do visit the walls but beware of the bees as I got stung leaning over to look at the wonderful smelling trees which I thought were Jasmine, quite a shock but was OK. We went to the Stardust theatre each evening some shows were more entertaining than others, loved group of 4 men called 4ever they were like Il Divio voices, and the magician was out of this world, last night show was called Elements and was terrific. we spent many hours sitting in Magnums bar listening to Adam Farmer from Birmingham UK great entertainment. The only thing I did not really enjoy was the tender that ferried us into Split, bit too rocky for my liking! All in all I have been converted although I might not say that if we had had rough seas, I could feel the boat rolling at times but nothing too bad, we would go on a other cruise especially with NCL, we have no complaints. Less
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