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versuco
Member Since 2006
1 review
964 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
first time out of Tampa, better than busy Miami & Ft. Lauderdale, great sailing from downtown & going under Skyway bridge, easy on & off the ship, Jade was just refurbished, like sailing on a new ship, everything is brand new, ... Read more
tstang
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We booked this cruise as this ship seemed to offer lots of entertainment and dining options. Our fourteen and seventeen year old daughters loved the teen club Entourage and made a group of friends that they spent every evening with. We ... Read more
Beverlyp
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We chose this cruise to go to Belize. We did not port there,supposed to have damage to the pier from the storm the night before.The ship has 4 thousand people on it with two small pools not enough chairs .We ate in all three main dining ... Read more
clarbugden
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This is the first time we (family of four with two kids ages 9 and 12) have sailed on Norwegian, I have sailed on Carnival as well as Disney. The boarding was fine from the time we arrived and we went on board. We noticed the ship was very ... Read more
davethewave1
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We are well seasoned cruisers. I dont hold things like weather or destination cancellations as a bad mark against a cruise line-it is what it is and safety of passengers comes first. However, what I do hold accountable to a cruise line are ... Read more
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pjyule
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This was our 2nd Breakaway Spring Break Cruise with our teens (14 & 16). We sailed last year around this time as well. Both times were wonderful... Highlights this time around... Getting on the ship and getting off were much ... Read more
tinamohr
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We choose this cruise as it sails out of NYC and saves us airfare as we live in NYS. It was fun because we were with family and friends with no time restraints. Food and drink and sun were plentiful. Our only concern was the lack of ... Read more
mpfiff
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We just got back from the April 16 - 23 NCL Jade Cruise. The ship was just 2 week's out of a dry dock renovation. The ship was beautiful. They are still working to upgrade some of the furniture (chairs in the dining area). We started ... Read more
natalien
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
There were 4 of us travelling together - myself, my husband and 7 & 9 year old daughters. The only other cruise we had been on was a Royal Carribean cruise last year. Overall this was a good experience, and we had lots of fun, but ... Read more
Escaping2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
124 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our fourth Norwegian cruise and first time on the Getaway. We have been on the Epic (2) and the Escape (1). We enjoy all the activities the big ships have to offer. Embarkation was somewhat of a mess. We went through ... Read more
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Evachad
Member Since 2017
1 review
We went on a cruise of the Caribbean and it was wonderful. Our ship was the Norwegian Escape. Huge and lots of things to do. This was our 1st cruise and we weren't sure how it would be compared to All Inclusive Resorts and it was a great ... Read more
DieseDaveJ41
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
12 helpful votes
My parents wanted to take the whole family (Me-41,Wife-48,Daughter-11, and Sister-44) on a family vacation. My mom did a lot a research and chose NCL Escape for the wide variety of food and activities as well as the ports of call. ... Read more
jessicajb
Member Since 2003
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We really enjoyed the cruise. There was plenty to do for kids of all ages and adults. We had a family mini-suite which was great for the 3 of us. We traveled with a group of 10 - 6 adults and 4 kids, from ages 4- 11. The excursion from ... Read more
bruce 14
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
April 2017 with 11 y old granddaughter. Chosen for kid friendly activities. Embarkation was busy but moved fairly well, room was ready when we got on the ship around 1:30pm which was a bonus. Minisuite suited the three of us, lots ... Read more
AlphaBobcat
Member Since 2014
1 review
8 forum posts
4 helpful votes
From embarkation to disembarkation, it was a wonderful cruise. My advice: do some research beforehand so that you can set your expectations accordingly, and so details like the bathroom setup and show reservations will not come as bad ... Read more
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voetzell
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Chose this cruise for the ports. Chose this cruise line for the food and perks and for something different. Had a good time onboard. Liked the ability to go to dinner at any time, but missed having the same servers and people at the table. ... Read more
heatherbelle
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
811 forum posts
My mum has always wanted to return to Israel having visited 30 years ago and this was her first adventure ever on a cruise ship. I was concerned about sailing on the oldest smallest ship in the fleet, as I usually choose new ships. ... Read more
bobfromselby
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
21 forum posts
Itinerary was excellent. Two days in Israel and some other ports of call that are attractive in different ways that were easily accessible. That was the main attraction. The ship was old but looked well cared for. The sailing was very ... Read more
Kuciaam
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
24 forum posts
3 helpful votes
First impressions - really liked the ship. It was not too big and impersonal. Public areas nice ambience. The cabin was nicely furnished and the bed was comfortable. Plenty of cupboard space. It was our second time on NCL and we were ... Read more
gsummer001
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed April 2017
Highly disappointing. The kids club for ages 10-12 is a bar set off the casino. Yes, a literal bar. During the day, the Bliss Ultra Lounge is converted to a kids club. I use converted in the loosest sense of the word. Fencing is put ... Read more
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virgincruiseral
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this Cruise because New Orleans was less than a 6 hour drive from home, the Dawn was refurbished in 2016 and the itinerary went to 4 ports during a 7 day cruise rather than just 3. We had an overall great experience! Definitely ... Read more
gdubb757
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
I'd never cruised before. I mean, I've taken the casino cruise out of Port Canaveral and the Spirit of Norfolk, but nothing like this. Our cruise left Tampa and took its time getting to Cozumel, then we cruised down to Costa Maya for the ... Read more
Laurarc
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
2 helpful votes
We took this cruise with my family to celebrate college and high school graduations. The ship has just returned from dry dock with modest improvements. The NCL Jade is a medium size ship by today's standards. I enjoyed this sized ship ... Read more
hulagirl1951
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Loved the refreshed interiors and updated public areas. The crew seemed re-energized and friendly. Only complaint was the Belize port of call shore excursions are now restricted to the cruise lines own property and favored businesses. This ... Read more
FLLSUN
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Chose NCL for a 7nt spring break cruise with my 2 kids (13 & 10) and a friend's family. We chose a balcony room, and bid $240.00 for a chance to upgrade to a mini suite...we got it. Room and balcony were spacious and clean...cabin ... Read more
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