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Magickpyggie
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
653 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
I titled this review “Returning to the Jade village” as it is like coming home as you get out of the van on the arrival at the port and you start to meet the old friends you made on previous cruises. A lot of interesting ... Read more
harold369
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
172 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We always arrive early. Our Hotel- Antony Palace Has a shuttle to cruise terminal for 7 Euros pp. We have a Haven suite and stayed in a VIP waiting area. We boarded first and were on the ship at 11:30am. We went straight to lunch at ... Read more
Hislop7
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Sailed with NCL a couple of times before - once to Alaska (Norwegian Sun) & the same cruise to Greek Islands 4 years ago. The Jade is starting to look a wee bit tired and probably in need of a refurb - but overall a very enjoyable ... Read more
Ann Cole
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
We chose Norwegian because we had sailed with them before and we liked the destinations. Overall, we enjoyed the cruise. It was what we expected, nothing over the top but still enjoyable. Since the Norwegian Spirit was one of the smaller ... Read more
Mrmemor7
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
It was my honey moon and i decided with my wife to try a new thing. we surprised about service charge they took 27$ each day.the stuff were an amazing people.I would like to ask about my service charge refund how I can get it.overall the ... Read more

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jhorn4489
Member Since 2009
1 review
195 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
I loved my cruise! The service in the dining rooms were fantastic and my room steward, Jeffrey was wonderful. The food was ok, but not fantastic, only in the specialty restaurants. The entertainment was not great but then I don't really ... Read more
hueylynntay
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Main reason we choose Spirit is due to the ports! And the timing as well. We were not flexible with time and the Spirit timing fits perfectly. This is our first cruise so we can't compare ncl with other cruises. Special shout out to ... Read more
TNCruiseDude
Member Since 2013
1 review
On the positive side the itinerary,condition of the ship, food and wait staff were all excellent. However, there were a few thing that keeps me from giving an overall Excellent rating. First, the use of the lifeboats for tendering in ... Read more
Smiler70
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose this Cruise because of the itenerary. We stayed one night in Venice. The hotel was lovely, right on the Grand Canal. The Santa Chiara. Embarkation was very good. Our cabin was good, especialy the shower cubicle, very good size. ... Read more
Flamencacha
Member Since 2014
1 review
931 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
I chose this cruise because of the itinerary and the fact that NCL is pitching to us the SOLO cruisers. Got a pretty good deal. They had a Solo get together daily except Sea Days. They had to move the meeting place, because there were ... Read more

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what12345
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
I chose this cruise because of the destinations we visited. Tip- It is better to do the excursions on your own as the prices for the excursions from NCL can only be described as extortionate. It is quite easy to come off the ship and ... Read more
Pitch26
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
9 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I chose this cruise for the itinerary. Croatia, Montenegro, Athens, Mykonos, Florence, Naples, Rome, Tulon and Barcelona. Its one of the smaller boats. They spray your hands with sanitizer in every dining entry. Sounds annoying but ... Read more
maca+c
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This cruise had many of the ports we wanted to see. Embarkation and Disembarkation were efficient and easy done. Although The Spirit is in need of upgrading could not fault staff service or cleanliness of ship. Meal selection in all ... Read more
moonglum
Member Since 2010
1 review
86 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Just back from the Jade's Greek Isles cruise and have no real complaints. Embarkation was fine we did an NCL transfer which I would not do again as a taxi was the same price. From checking in at the terminal to being on the ship was ... Read more
tracyinlondon@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
As a first time cruiser I didn't know what to expect. In the end I was pleasantly surprised. When you arrive at the port you will be directed to the check-in area. Remember to have a pen on you because you will need to fill in a ... Read more

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Iloper
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Great customer service, attention to detail and an HD Nelson that is a true professional. Loved the experience with Norwegian, and i'm a boutique hotel customer... From waiters to housekeeping to food i loved every minute on board the ... Read more
My happy place 64
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Really enjoyed our cruise on the Jade and there were many positives. Enjoyed the bars, entertainment , and particularly like being able to sit outside to enjoy breakfast and lunch. The biggest downside of the jade is there is no ... Read more
SRD1509
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
A group of family members with differing needs were going on this cruise so I needed something that would suit several age groups. I also wanted something in Europe but going to countries that would be interesting to the group. The ... Read more
Corkman8
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Cruise left Venice on Aug 6 for 7 nights visiting Cofu, Mykonos, Santorini and Katakalon...Overall, good cruise--ship had 2900 passengers. Only problem was in Santorini, there were 4 ships tendered and it took too much time to get ... Read more
SPLANTAZ
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
First time cruise for our family and we loved every minute. We chose this cruise as we loved the itinerary, timing and price combination. We booked four speciality dining packages however the Ultimate Drinks Package was a free promotion ... Read more

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beverleyngo168
Member Since 2016
1 review
33 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose this cruise because we have never been on an NCL cruise before and we also have not been to Greece and Venice before. This was our fifth cruise and we will definitely be sailing with NCL again! Embarkation: Embarkation in ... Read more
yorkshire5
Member Since 2012
1 review
26 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Great cruise but hated the fact that everything was subject to 20% service or tax charge. Found drinks to be very expensive and at times not enough waiters to get a drink.Never had this before on any other cruise (previously been on Royal ... Read more
Oilers fan
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
37 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose the Jade because we liked the itinerary, it was a convenient time and it was a great price. We have cruised around 20 times. This was our forth cruise with Norwegian. Having just cruised on the Epic we had to really change ... Read more
DJE55
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
We choose this cruise for its destinations and the ease of getting to Venice and back from Barcelona. The ship is relatively small by today's standards and as it was 12 days we hoped to avoid the overcrowding we have experienced on other ... Read more
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tbrods
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We Loved the Norwegian Spirit!!! The entertainment was amazing. We love the freestyle dining and all the great options for dinner. The embarkation and disembarkation was so smooth. The ports of call were amazing. The only disadvantage ... Read more

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