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622 Norwegian Venice Cruise Reviews
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Huntingdon1701
Member Since 2015
1 review
163 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I sailed two weeks back to back on the Jade out of Venice, around the Croatian coast and Greek Islands. It was an absolutely amazing trip, both in terms of ports visited and the experience on board. I was little nervous about ... Read more
Turbo Trace
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Firstly and this is very important, Norwegian are NOT from Norway; they are an American company with all the associated loudness, brashness and expensive charges you would expect, including 18% service charges on EVERYTHING! Our first ... Read more
Kiddy
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Wanted to explore Greece and Croatia. Nice short flight out to Venice. Check in very good and embarkation went smoothly from 12 noon. Ship in good condition areas clean needs a lick of paint on balcony handrails. Upgraded to room ... Read more
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Biscuit59
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
As the title suggests this cruise was ok, but could have been so much better ....I felt like we were being exploited for the whole week. I appreciate these are cutthroat times for the cruise industry but please stop trying to rip off your ... Read more
paulinem1959
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
We chose the Norwegian cruise line because of the relaxed dress code and the freestyle dinning. We had the premium drinks package as part of our deal and I can truly say its the best all inclusive drinks deal I have ever had. The food was ... Read more
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Scotsitalian
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
First cruise and apart from first afternoon, we enjoyed every minute and will cruise again! We were especially impressed with the ship, staff, cleanliness and overall service. Catering in the Grand Pacific restaurant was excellent as was ... Read more
Japle
Member Since 2014
1 review
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The main dining rooms and the French restaurant were excellent. The buffet (Raffles) was unremarkable at best. In particular, the pancakes were tough and over-cooked, the “crispy” bacon wasn’t, the oatmeal was runny and ... Read more
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Terilsarkar
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
My husband & I had cruised w/Norwegian twice before & were very pleased which is the main reason we chose Norwegian again. The price was good & we liked the ports. We were treating my sister & her husband to the cruise ... Read more
ShelbyBruno
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Just got home from our 12 day NCL cruise from Venice to Barcelona. This is my 6th cruise, my 4th with NCL. Before I get into too many details, I want to stress - I had a great time. As many have said, the ports/itinerary make the ... Read more
LowPas1186
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Overall, we had a great cruise, the ports of call were excellent. We selected the cruise for the itinerary and took note of the comments of the ship itself from other reviews we had read before cruising.The cruise ship itself was as other ... Read more
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jacie429
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We selected this cruise as we had sailed with Norwegian before and enjoyed the experience. Also we were keen to leave from Venice and the other ports were of interest. However we were very disappointed in the cleanliness of the cabin and ... Read more
jettaflavor
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
45 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Just got home from our 12 day NCL cruise from Venice to Barcelona. This is my 6th cruise, my 4th with NCL. Before I get into too many details, I want to stress - I had a great time. As many have said, the ports/itinerary make the ... Read more
Lindalovestraveling
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I read a lot of reviews about the Spirit before booking and then before we left. I mainly picked the Spirit because of the itinerary - and it did not disappoint. It was a nice mix of days at sea to relax and enjoy, along with fantastic ... Read more
steventrace
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
Our second visit on Jade as we loved our Adriatic cruise last year. We chose the Greek islands partly because of the ship and some destinations that we had not visited previously. Check-in was very hectic as all computers had crashed, ... Read more
doliver1978
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
A great cruise... Sadly embarkation at Venice was disorganised and extremely slow, as is Marco Polo airport... disorganised chaos!! So embarkation was easy to find, well sign posted, long queue for embarkation, but once on-board an amazing ... Read more
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Dovorian Cruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
We were first-timers and chose Norwegian on the advice of a friend who is an experienced cruiser. He and another friend also travelled with us. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The staff/crew were all very attentive and helpful, the food ... Read more
reviewcritic1
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
My husband and I have just returned from a cruise on NCL's Jade from Venice to 4 Greek Islands. We stayed in Venice for 3 nights prior to this trip, which is worth doing, although Venice is extremely expensive. It was a very enjoyable ... Read more
spandance
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
211 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This is my 23rd cruise with NCL. But to be fair I have not cruised with them for about 2 years , as I was not impressed on my last cruise and changed to MSC for price and convenience, as I live in Spain, however I decided to go from Venice ... Read more
Oldies on tour
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Good destinations and great activities for the days at sea. All the restaurants and buffet was great. Food amazing and plenty of choices. Pools were good. Entertainment was very good. Cleanliness was second to none. No problem ... Read more
bungosal
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
This was my very first cruise. Although we had to travel from Birmingham airport to Amsterdam and then on to Venice. It was quite an easy thing to do, but it was a long day .Embarkation was very smooth. I loved the ship it was very clean ... Read more
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Geordie Daz
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I'd like to state firstly this was our first cruise so we have no measuring stick against other operators. So I'm coming at this with no expectations. Cabin - We had a balcony on deck 10 (532) fwd of midships and we felt no movement and ... Read more
Magickpyggie
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
656 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
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
178 forum posts
4 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
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
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
MIcruzin
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose the NCL Spirit Mediterranean cruise mainly because of the itinerary. The ports were fantastic except Toulon which is a throw-away stop. Unfortunately, we had to use tenders in both Kotor and Mykonos which makes the process to get ... Read more
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