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Istanbul Norwegian Jade Cruise Reviews

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Best 8 port itenerary!

Review for Norwegian Jade to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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slee14
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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 times we dined in the main dining we had approximately 30 minute waits until the beeper went off but once seated we, again felt the service was slow and the food ...
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Sail Date: November 2009


Eastern Mediterranean on the Jade

Review for Norwegian Jade to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Mammasan
First Time Cruiser • Age 80s

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 of the year to expect good weather. This was our second cruise on the Jade. The ship's overall design is great, making it easy to navigate onboard. The two ...
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Sail Date: November 2009

Cabin Type: Balcony


Cruise Virgins!

Review for Norwegian Jade to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Cru09Cats
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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 was smooth and efficient, and we were able to unpack and dine without feeling stressed. Disembarkation at ports of call was very efficient, especially when we ...
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Sail Date: October 2009

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


Norwegian Jade - Western Med

Review for Norwegian Jade to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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starmac
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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 bathrooms were very nice and we were only in the standard ocean view rooms. However, everything included a service charge/gratuity even the bottle of water in the ...
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Sail Date: November 2008


Budget Cruise

Review for Norwegian Jade to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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msarkie
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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, Izmir, Dubrovnik, Athens, Venice, Naples, Rome, Barcelona)and the price. RCI was the only other line to come close to the price of NCL, but we couldn't get quite ...
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Sail Date: November 2008

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


Great Itinerary - We enjoyed it!

Review for Norwegian Jade to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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carolat
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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 efficient and pleasant. The hotel is not fancy, but the price is good and everything was as advertised, and as reviewed on Tripadvisor. The rooftop restaurant was ...
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Sail Date: September 2008

Cabin Type: Aft-Facing Mini-Suite with Balcony


All was well on NCL - Jade Egypt and Greek Isles Review

Review for Norwegian Jade to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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aussiecruzer
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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 introduction. We are a family of 4 from Australia, living near Sydney. I cruised with DH and our 2 teenage daughters aged 12 and 15. This was our second cruise, ...
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Sail Date: September 2008

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony

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First & Last Time on the Jade/NCL

Review for Norwegian Jade to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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bailey333
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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 suitcase only once in 12 days might be nice. This cruise aboard the Jade was selected primarily because of the itinerary. It was our second cruise and first aboard ...
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Sail Date: April 2008


Instanbul to Athens

Review for Norwegian Jade to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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trbasso
First Time Cruiser

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 enjoyment of our vacation. We take things in stride, and if something frustrates us, we remember that we are on vacation, and not working, so things are good! We ...
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Sail Date: April 2008

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


Istanbul to Athens

Review for Norwegian Jade to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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alsoluv2travel
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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 rooms. Our favorite was the Grand Pacific. The food and service where usually very good. The Bistro was very good. We ate at Papa's Italian Kitchen one night. Would ...
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Sail Date: April 2008

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


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