Yes Seems to be the Hardest Word: Norwegian Jade Cruise Review by gt2192c
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Yes Seems to be the Hardest Word
Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
There is also a lot of upselling once you get on the boat. I understand they need to do this because they discount the base price of the cruise so much that they need to make it up with upsell dinners, art auctions, and pilates classes, etc... There is quite the plethora of methods to spend money once you get on the boat from the traditional alcoholic drinks to spa treatments to specialty restaurants to laundry services. There are no coin-op More laundry facilities on this boat so you either have to wait for the $24.95 laundry special if you are budget conscious like us.
NCL also seems to like to use fear tactics in order to get passengers to book excursions with NCL such as, "When disembarking from Barcelona, there will be a limited number of taxis and the taxi will charge you over $40 per person, so you should arrange transportation with NCL at $40 per person" - Totally incorrect - There were a plethora of taxis when we disembarked off the ship and we paid 37,50 Euros for 2 people with 4 bags to get to the Barcelona airport. Or "The walk from the port in Italy to the train station is 20 minutes so you should book our excursion instead." - I must walk fast because it only took me 5 minutes to walk from the port to the train station.
Good things about NCL: 1. Water, iced tea, hot tea, coffee, and cappuccinos are included with your ticket. A variety of juices (apple, orange, etc) are included during breakfast time. 2. "Dress up or Not" nights - No requirements to dress up for dinner on any evening on the ship. This lets people like myself pack less! 3. NCL allows you to bring on bottled sodas on the boat. We would buy bottled sodas at every port to avoid the $2.00 per soft drink price on sea days. Less
Cabin review: IC10145 Inside
We have provided a linke to pictures of our stateroom here. The stateroom was in a great location because it is just around the corner from the AFT stairs, easy to get to Grand Pacific ballroom or Garden Cafe. Another good thing about this stateroom is that you have no neighbors on the side closest to your bed, you only have a neighbor on your closet side. We did not find noise to be a problem. http://www.dotphoto.com/Go.asp?l=paulandcaroline&P=&AID=6059468&T=1Read All Inside (IC) Reviews >>
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