Whirlwind cruise: Norwegian Jade Cruise Review by jdechter
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Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
In Rome was took the train and caught the HOHO bus, we had a great lunch and then had tickets to the Vatican museum.
In Malaga we took the ship's tour to Alhambra. It was pretty but I thought Seville had just as good sights.
In Naples, we took the train to Herculaneum where we were sold the wrong tain tickets, hence we needed to get a cab with another couple to the site. It was very hot. We then went to Sorrento on the slowest train walked around and decided to take a ferry to Capri. On the ferry we were sold a tour of Capri, very resourceful these guys. We took a bus up to Anacapri, took great pictures and took the funicular back. We returned by ferry.There was some confusion because our ship did not dock where it was scheduled to due to 2 other large ships being in port (we were NOT right next to the ferry terminal but 25 minutes walk).
In Livorno, we did the Cinque Terre excursion. The weather was somewhat cloudy. I enjoyed the day but thought the Amalfi Coast was more scenic.
Cannes although a short day and very windy was beautiful, we enjoyed walking around.
We attended several of the shows onboard, many of them were very good. We found that any complaint was adddressed by staff, they really tied to please. Both concierge and hotel staff sent canapes during the week to our stateroom. We enjoyed meeting the CC crowd.
We stayed 3 additional days in Barcelona at Hotel Jazz, a modern hotel not far from the Ramblas. (This hotel has free internet and a good breakfast selection.) I am not a fan of the Ramblas, too crowded and I felt very paranoid about pickpockets. We took the HOHO bus the first day since our room was not ready. This was a great idea we did 2 of the routes. We got off at the Miro Museum and Park Guell (which was packed). The city was very crowded. The next day we did the Barri Goti, Boqueria (disappointing), Columbus statue and Picasso Museum. The third day we did the Modernist buildings, the dept. store, and Barceloneta. I did not enjoy eating so late but we found Le Quinze Nits, La Tramoia, and one more place for dinner. We ended up taking a cab to the airport for 25 Euros. Check in was extremely easy at BCN. I am not sure if I covered all the ports. We walked a great deal, it was exhausting. We met some great people! Less
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