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HerbMac
Member Since 2011
1 review
31 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our outside cabin was great - spacious, heaps of storage space, excellent bathroom with non-stick shower screen and screened toilet. Buffet offered great choices but the decor needs updating. Some dishes were very salty. The pub restaurant ... Read more
slee14
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
51 forum posts
Not rated Sailed November 2009
We chose the Jade because of the ports visited. The freestyle dining was ideal because of so many ports and never knowing when you would return from the tours and sightseeing or how tired you would be as far as your choice of dining. The ... Read more
Mammasan
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
375 forum posts
We sailed from Istanbul to Barcelona in November 2009, visiting 8 ports, with two overnights--one in Istanbul and one in Venice. The itinerary and time in ports was fantastic, and is what made us sign up for a cruise in not the best time ... Read more
Cru09Cats
Member Since 2009
1 review
Sailed October 2009
We were traveling with a group and our travel agent made all the arrangements for us, including tours at our ports of call, so I can't comment on the quality or price of NCL tours. After touring Istanbul all day, the embarkation process ... Read more
starmac
Member Since 2008
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed November 2008
We found the Norwegian Jade to be a clean and nicely furnished ship Except for it's huge size, which did make it a bit unmanageable for our slightly handicapped companion,it was well equipped, the staterooms were lovely and clean, the ... Read more
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msarkie
Member Since 2008
1 review
15 forum posts
Sailed November 2008
My husband and I are 38 years old, and this is only our second cruise. Our first was on RCI to Alaska. I had researched NCL extensively before booking so we had few surprises. We chose this cruise because of the itinerary (Istanbul, ... Read more
miselly501
1 review
We booked our cruise via Cruise Direct after having seen an advertisement in the Sunday papers. The price that we actually paid was a little more than the price that had been advertised, and did not include flights as there were none still ... Read more
ToldYaSo
1 review
On this cruise from Istanbul to Athens it was just my wife and I. As we wanted to get the most out of our cruise we thoroughly researched both the Jade and our port itinerary before sailing. By doing so I truly think we were able to ... Read more
carolat
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
69 forum posts
ARRIVAL - PRECRUISE INFO We are a 60ish couple from Texas. Having been to Istanbul a couple of times, we arrived two days early to look around on our own. We stayed at the Hotel Niles and used the hotel's taxi service which was ... Read more
aussiecruzer
Member Since 2007
7 reviews
946 forum posts
Norwegian Jade Review Sept 19th to Oct 1st 2008 Just to start with I'd like to say that we had a fantastic 12 night cruise on the Norwegian Jade from Istanbul to Athens and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! Background A brief ... Read more
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john and heather k
1 review
Sailed September 2008
Embarkation..slow and long time standing in line in the rain On ship.. first impression was very gaudy and wild..colors were for a Disney cruise Cabin these terrible colors were repeated and there wasn't enough room between the bottom of ... Read more
brunibaeza
1 review
Having been on another Norwegian ship for 2007 New Year's eve cruise with friends, we decided to go on the Jade with our granddaughters. Although the places where the ship stopped were wonderful ... Istanbul,Izmir, Dubrovnik, Venice, ... Read more
Sunnyrocks
1 review
Our parents have taken numerous cruises in the past and have raved about the sites they got to see and the experience of travelling to several different countries during one trip. It began as a bit of a joke, teasing our parents about ... Read more
bailey333
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
12 forum posts
With the value of the US Dollar declining, we chose an Eastern Med cruise as a way to tour several interesting cities while keeping costs reasonable. We enjoy traveling independently throughout Europe but thought the idea of unpacking a ... Read more
alsoluv2travel
Member Since 2008
1 review
137 forum posts
Sailed April 2008
This was our 6th cruise, and the first one with NCL. I was not sure if we would like the freestyle dinning. We have always enjoyed formal nights and our seat mates on other cruises. We did for the most part enjoy it greatly. Dinning ... Read more
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trbasso
Member Since 2002
1 review
407 forum posts
Sailed April 2008
I'll begin my review with our perspective on cruising/ vacationing. I think that one can find fault in anything, and we fully expect to have disappointments" during vacation. We had some on this trip, but in no way did it detract from the ... Read more
Michel Roy
1 review
Sailed April 2008
Itinerary: A cruise is probably one of the best ways to visit mediterranean countries, specially the countries on the eastern side. In the span of a few days you can visit many places with very different cultures and catch a glimpse of ... Read more
Gunny
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
144 forum posts
Istanbul to Athens Norweigian Jade - Friday April 11th - Wednesday April 23th Outbound Flights We live in Fairburn, GA. which is about 25 miles southwest of Atlanta. We flew on a Delta 767-300 to New York's JFK, and then on another ... Read more
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cruisingaussies
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
476 forum posts
We booked this cruise for the itinerary, even though we had visited most ports of call before. We did hesitate about booking with NCL, as we are big fans of Celebrity and Royal Caribbean. We still have mixed feelings about the Freestyle ... Read more
boba81
Member Since 2003
1 review
55 forum posts
We just returned from an Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on the Norwegian Jewel and loved it. Our flight from Boston was smooth and there were no hitches as far as luggage was concerned. Embarkation was fairly easy and we were on the ship ... Read more
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CIBJO
1 review
We, (my husband and I aged 56 and 55 respectively) originally booked the NCL Jewel cruise because we liked the itinerary. We have previously sailed on the QE2 and so were unsure how "Freestyle" cruising would suit us. From Heathrow to ... Read more
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Yiwen Jiang
1 review
We just got off the ship today for the 12 day cruise from Istanbul to Barcelona. I had done quite a bit of research before the cruise on this website, so I thought I´d return the favor and write this review. It is our second cruise with ... Read more
Gabgab
Member Since 2006
1 review
193 forum posts
History: I am 22 year old girl who just graduated from college. I went on this trip with my mom as part of graduation present. This was our first cruise. Also I don't have great grammar just fyi. Overview: A wonderful cruise and even ... Read more
MBMiner
Member Since 2001
3 reviews
331 forum posts
By way of background, my wife and I are a retired couple in our 60's, and have sailed on approximately 20 cruises, most of them of 14-days or longer duration,. We book balcony cabins, and over the years have sailed on Carnival, Royal ... Read more
Jayintx
3 reviews
This was the Oct. 9 sailing from Istanbul to Barcelona. We have done more than 30 cruises, and we would both rank this one as #1 or #2! It's a tossup with South America two years ago, also with NCL. The ship is new, so we expected and ... Read more
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