We chose this cruise because of itinary
Entertainment is lacking, decent shows but limited variety
Dining room and specialty restaurants were. Excellent
Buffet was lackluster, boring breakfast
Would definitely ...
Our first experience of this ship but had been on Norweigen Jade, Star and Epic before. After reading mixed reviews we went with an open mind and came away over all pleased with our experience of a very reasonably priced cruise.
Booking and transfers.
Booked and price included transfers with NCL staff available to help for all except return to Gatwick. BA flight included snack, juice, tea and coffee. The NCL shore reps in Venice were a little disorganised and ...
We have Cruised in Norwegian Boats twice before .
We noted very poor Vegetarian choice of food. When available, it was not the quality expected from previous experiences. All we can say that what there was - turned out to be monotonous. ...
The cruise was average with amenities and food quality. Main Dining room food was better but service was frequently poor quality-we had to wave down our servers-they were not very attentive except for one or two out of 10+ times eating in ...
We chose this cruise due to the itinerary. We did all of our port stops on our own. Our favorite ports were Kotor, Dubrovnik, Athens, Toulon, and Rome. The market in Toulon was a great shopping experience. All of the NCL staff were ...
It started out bad after getting off the people mover in Venice, in the rain I found no directions to the ship or anybody to help. Dragging 4 suitcases no carts etc. After somebody from another cruise line pointed out were to go and were ...
I wanted to take my grandaughter on a trip for her graduation from high school. I saw this advertised and thought it would be something we could enjoy together. AS it turned out my brother and wife and their friends also went with us.
We sailed on 3 other NCL ships peviously - mostly Jewel class, & once on the Epic.
Firstly, I'm amazed how some previous reviews mention the Spirit is old... It is, or should be irrelevant to each review of the Spirit-the fact it is ...
We chose this cruise as we were going with friends who had not cruised before (we have cruised twice both with Celebrity) and as she works in a school we were limited to school holidays. The itinerary was good and we enjoyed all the ...
Great places visited. Met wonderful people. Food was the best. Great cruise and value.
The dinning room staff were efficient and friendly.
The entertainment was good especially the Finalle.
Tina Turner tribute band was spot on.
My wife and I LOVE cruising...this is our fourth cruise and the first on the Jade. Sadly, it did not live up to our expectations, possibly because of our previous two cruises on the beautiful, efficient, friendly Epic.
The Good: We ...
This cruise was chose based on the great itinerary. Weather was great for this time of year in almost every port. Having cruised with NCL before I enjoy freestyle cruising, however this time around NCL left a bit to be desired. We ...
This was our 20th cruise and our 12th cruise with NCL so I guess you could say we are pretty much hooked on freestyle cruising.
Wonderful two weeks on Jade, back to back out of Venice. She's still in good shape but can't wait to see ...
Cruised on NCL Jade out of Venice on October 22, 2016. Three factors influenced our decision for this cruise... Santorini, Venice and price. With only those 3 in mind, this cruise was wonderful. But when ports, ship, staff, food, ...
The Jade we were told is due for refurbishment in March. I have to say that her aesthetics were not what bothered our group at all.
Let's start with the good:
The evening entertainment was diverse and in most cases excellent.
This was our second time cruising with NCL.
All flights and transfers went smoothly. Embarkation took quite awhile but understandable with 2002 passengers to process. Our luggage was in our cabin by the time we got there. We were in a ...
This was our 3rd NCL cruise in the last 5 years and indeed the 2nd on the Jade. The funny thing is that we returned to the Jade after finding that the Epic was too big and lacked the personal touch only to find that the Jade had now lost ...
We chose this for the great itinerary, pricing and perks! Our 2nd cruise with Norwegian and we had a good time.Embarkation was very smooth and efficient and we were onboard by 12pm!The ship interior is a little gaudy but clean and well ...
Embarkation & Disembarkation
Best room - Midship
Shower - good design
Food: Dining room, Raffles, Blue Lagoon
Feedback card in the dining room
Request for certain section in the ...
We chose this cruise mainly for the itinerary which was amazing!! We had never sailed a smaller ship and had read mixed reviews. We had no problem at all with the smaller ship and in fact quite liked it. They staff got to know you and you ...
NCL, long famous for "Nicole and dime" charges has absolutely outdone itself. As veteran cruisers (40+) we can say without a doubt that this is the end for us and NCL. Completely overpriced drinks (Scotch and water $15.00) and ...
We had an overall good experience on the Jade for our first cruise. We felt that the people on board were mostly older (45+) which could have been due to the time of year that we went on our cruise. We are a couple in our mid-late ...
As we were booked into a suite the embarkation was speedy as always and with the Venice airport only 1/2 hour away we were soon on board, unlike previous cruises though we had to wait to get in the suite until the general announcement ...
We arrived in Venice 3 days before departure so that we could explore the city, so glad that we did have time to explore Venice. Boarding was easy and well organised, although we were one of the first groups to board our luggage was soon ...
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