Butlins at sea: Norwegian Jade Cruise Review by sukismum

Norwegian Jade 3
Member Since 2009
4 Forum Posts

Overall Member Rating

Butlins at sea

Sail Date: June 2012
Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
Embarkation: Venice
Excellent flight from Manchester to Venice with Monarch, not so going home. Flight was due to leave Venice at 1.40pm but was late taking off by 2 hours and the plane made an emergency landing at Frankfurt because of a technical fault. Arrived back in Manchester at 8pm.

Embarkation was by ticket numbers, had to wait about 30 minutes to clear security.

The ship was nice enough but the cabin was the smallest balcony cabin we have ever experienced on any cruise. The bathroom was pathetic, knees touching the walls in the toilet. The toiletries consisted of lavender hand wash and shampoo.

Our steward was Orlando, kept the cabin clean and tidy, provided extra towels and pillows as there were 4 adults in the cabin, parents, daughter and granddaughter age 15, topped up the tea and coffee facilities every day.

The entertainment in the theatre consisted of juggling acts, acrobats and very amateur singers, however the last show was excellent. The main source of More entertainment was a disco in the Spinnaker Lounge each night which was overrun by kids and teenagers.

The food offered in the Grand Pacific and Alizar restaurants was excellent however the Garden cafe has limited choice, mainly fast food. Not very appetizing The Blue Lagoon cafe had a limited menu which was very good, once or twice during the week, it was nice to be waited on and the staff were very friendly and obliging.

The main problem with this cruise was the fact that it was overrun with hundreds of children, not that polite or well behaved, very noisy, pressing lift buttons and running around out of control

Will not sail on Jade again, back to RCL or P&O which offers far better value for money,including the type of guests on board, food, entertainment and accommodation. Less

Published 07/08/12

Cabin review: B29514 Family Balcony

The balcony cabin was very small, the bed was a good size but the sitting area was minute, old fashioned TV, uncomfortable settee, virtually no dressing area, not enough sockets, wardrobe adequate just, bathroom was tiny and cramped.

Read All Family Balcony (B2) Reviews >>

Port and Shore Excursions

Took taxi to Acropolis for 50 US dollars return journey, driver waited for us for 2 hours. Have been previously but granddaughter wanted to see the ruins and enjoyed the trip

Walked round the old town, very crowded

Stayed on board ship, have previously visited Kushadsi and Ephasus
Read 184 Izmir Reviews

Very pretty town but too hot to spend much time ashore
Read 291 Split Reviews

Didn't have time to visit Venice but the view from the ship when leaving port was very impressive
Read 1130 Venice Reviews

Compare Prices on Norwegian Jade Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruises

Read more Norwegian Jade cruise reviews >>
Read Cruise Critic’s Norwegian Jade Review >>

Compare Prices on Norwegian Jade Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruises

Member Since 2009
4 Forum Posts
Enrichment Activities
Family & Children
Fitness & Recreation
Onboard Experience
Public Rooms
Shore Excursions
Value for Money
Share feedback
Thank you!  Cruise Critic values your feedback.
How can we improve this page?
Skip X

See Norwegian Jade deals up to 82% off:

September Deals
Norwegian Jade 72% Loved It

11-day Path Of The Vikings From London (southhampton)
See all Norwegian Jade Deals >>