NCL Jade: Norwegian Jade Cruise Review by grangrad

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NCL Jade

Sail Date: September 2012
Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
Embarkation: Venice
We sailed on the Jade from Venice on the 22/09/2012 we choose this cruise to enable us to compare our other cruises who were with Royal Caribbean.

To be honest there was very little difference between the two. The cruise itself was fantastic as was the Jade, our cabin 9089 was smaller than our previous ships (Voyager and Adventures of the Seas) but it was well kitted out and more comfortable, the bathroom was much more spacious.

Food was excellent, we choose to eat all of our meals in the Garden Cafe, this suited us.

Entertainment was great but we were a little disappointed at the shops on board, what surprised me was the ship did not sell cigarettes or alcohol I enquired at guest relations and was informed that the main store sold them but when I called into the store I was informed that they did not sell these items on a European Tour????? why I don't know as Royal Caribbean do and having spoken to others who have sailed from numerous European ports including More the UK these items have been readily available.

Not that this caused any inconvenience but I was hoping to purchase cheap cigarettes for family members.

As I said the purpose of this cruise apart from being a vacation was to compare both companies and I would select either but possibly decide on itinery.

The staff on the Jade were very polite and happy to oblige, the ship was spotlessly clean and there was a great mix of guests from different countries.

We sailed from Venice on a Greek Isle tour stopping off at Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos and Katakolon. I was alittle disappointed in Santorini, it was nice but not as nice as I imagined, Mykonos was my favourite.

Emabarkation and dis-embarking was faultless though our experience in Venice Marco Polo Airport was awful and extreamly disorganised.

Excellent cruise and wonderful memories. Less

Published 10/11/12

Cabin review: IB9089 Mid-Ship Inside

We stayed in Cabin 9089 the cabin was small but was fitted out well it was comfortable, spotlessly clean. The bathroom was spacious and well laid out, agin spotlessly clean. The only negative was there was a slight noise at first we thought it was just the air conditioning but on a couple of nights and through the night the noise got louder and I then realised it was the ship itself. If you were a light sleeper this may disturb your sleep.

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Port and Shore Excursions

Lovely town, great selection of shops.
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Took a trip to Olympia as we knew through our research that there was not much in the port and just as well, nice to see but wouldn't rush back.

Loved this place, simply fell in love with Mykonos.
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Lovely from the cliff top, very touristy, massive queues for the cablecar. I thought there was a whiff of urine in the air. Santorini was not as nice as I imagined but enjoyable.

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