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Had done Norwegian and the Panama Canal 4 years ago. Loved it and expected the same this time.

THE GOOD:

- Boat was on time every port and left on time.

-Excursions were usually on time or at the very most 5 minutes late.

-Excursion were excellent except in Istanbul where we had an excellent guide but "whispers" were

horrible and had to stand right in front of her to get information.

-Loved the two day tour in Istanbul. Some locations were closed on one day but open another,

-House staff was super.

THE BAD:

-While pushing the speciality restaurants the food in the Garden buffet was really poor.

Lots of curry and hard to find a decent entree.

-In the Grand dinning room could only find two entrees I liked and kept having them for whole cruise.

-Appetizers not much better.

-For $200 a person we could eat in any speciality restaurant for all 11 nights and get very good food.

-No lobster night and if you wanted stake and lobster together in the speciality restaurant it

cost you extra.

-It was the little things they do for you on other cruises that we expected. Like coming to the table

to grated cheese on our Ceasar Salad.

-Felt like we were paying for the things we got free on the last cruise.

-Either got a real good waiter or one that seemed like they were in training.

-Did a back to back and Norwegian would not give us the same cabin for both legs.

OVERALL:

Very disappointed with Norwegian and unless it's going to a place we really want to go will not go back.

Poor food/great excursions

Norwegian Jade Cruise Review by BigBird373

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Trip Details

Had done Norwegian and the Panama Canal 4 years ago. Loved it and expected the same this time.


THE GOOD:


- Boat was on time every port and left on time.


-Excursions were usually on time or at the very most 5 minutes late.


-Excursion were excellent except in Istanbul where we had an excellent guide but "whispers" were


horrible and had to stand right in front of her to get information.


-Loved the two day tour in Istanbul. Some locations were closed on one day but open another,


-House staff was super.


THE BAD:


-While pushing the speciality restaurants the food in the Garden buffet was really poor.


Lots of curry and hard to find a decent entree.


-In the Grand dinning room could only find two entrees I liked and kept having them for whole cruise.


-Appetizers not much better.


-For $200 a person we could eat in any speciality restaurant for all 11 nights and get very good food.


-No lobster night and if you wanted stake and lobster together in the speciality restaurant it


cost you extra.


-It was the little things they do for you on other cruises that we expected. Like coming to the table


to grated cheese on our Ceasar Salad.


-Felt like we were paying for the things we got free on the last cruise.


-Either got a real good waiter or one that seemed like they were in training.


-Did a back to back and Norwegian would not give us the same cabin for both legs.


OVERALL:


Very disappointed with Norwegian and unless it's going to a place we really want to go will not go back.

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Cabin Review

Cabin 8530

It had a nice layout. Wish they has a lounge chair on the balcony.
No noise and very quiet. Had to have them put extra firmness under
the bed and once they did that good sleeping.

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