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I was on the Jan 4th cruise. The CC boards were great. The ship was not so wonderful. I think the automatic tipping is the ruin of the cruise industry. Service was cold and impersonal. The cabin stewards were not good. I spoke with many, many people on the ship and no one had a good cabin guy. This is usually the high point of a cruise. The buffet was horrible. Too many people, too little seating. Breakfast food was always cold. I complained daily, but it was never fixed. Apparently, the precook everything and put it in warming ovens. If they make it too hot, it all overcooks. This way, even the new food that is put out is cold. Great system! Most ships have sometiems from the main dining room so you don't miss out because you want casual dining. This ship had the same dinner night after night. Stay away. Food quality in the main dining room was very good, but service was just not up to par. No one is working for there tips. The comfort food in the lobby on 8 had decent food, but the service was just plain bad. The daily entertainment was horrible. Just plain bad. 2nd City was anything but improve. Not funny. SHOUT and Smokey Joe's Cafe should not be missed, because it is the only thing worth watching. The tenor was as bad as I have ever heard and the circus performers were brutal. Lounge singers were terrible. Hot tubs were always cold in the morning. Heated up by about 5pm. Pools are salt water and very cold. Bar service didn't exist most days, the rest it was slow. All the Europeans sat outside on the pooldeck and smoked. Drifts right into the hot tub. Yuck! The casino is usually comfort food for me. I love them. This one was about 90 degrees and too smokey to sit in. A cruise vacation by itself is great, no matter what happens. This was nice, but RCCL and Princess to it so much better. With the flex dining, you never form a relationship with the waiters and the auto tipping is causing a decline in service. This is just a boring ship. Night life is bad, no cool bars, no quality comedians. Things would have been better if the weather was better. This boat could use a indoor pool on this itinerary, like what RCCL has. Not for the under 40 crowd. My mother was on the ship too. She found it a bit too boring and she is 71.

A comfortable, boring cruise.

Norwegian Jade Cruise Review by cheesesteak

Trip Details
I was on the Jan 4th cruise. The CC boards were great.
The ship was not so wonderful. I think the automatic tipping is the ruin of the cruise industry. Service was cold and impersonal. The cabin stewards were not good. I spoke with many, many people on the ship and no one had a good cabin guy. This is usually the high point of a cruise.
The buffet was horrible. Too many people, too little seating. Breakfast food was always cold. I complained daily, but it was never fixed. Apparently, the precook everything and put it in warming ovens. If they make it too hot, it all overcooks. This way, even the new food that is put out is cold. Great system! Most ships have sometiems from the main dining room so you don't miss out because you want casual dining. This ship had the same dinner night after night. Stay away.
Food quality in the main dining room was very good, but service was just not up to par. No one is working for there tips. The comfort food in the lobby on 8 had decent food, but the service was just plain bad.
The daily entertainment was horrible. Just plain bad. 2nd City was anything but improve. Not funny. SHOUT and Smokey Joe's Cafe should not be missed, because it is the only thing worth watching. The tenor was as bad as I have ever heard and the circus performers were brutal.
Lounge singers were terrible.
Hot tubs were always cold in the morning. Heated up by about 5pm. Pools are salt water and very cold. Bar service didn't exist most days, the rest it was slow. All the Europeans sat outside on the pooldeck and smoked. Drifts right into the hot tub. Yuck!
The casino is usually comfort food for me. I love them. This one was about 90 degrees and too smokey to sit in.
A cruise vacation by itself is great, no matter what happens. This was nice, but RCCL and Princess to it so much better. With the flex dining, you never form a relationship with the waiters and the auto tipping is causing a decline in service. This is just a boring ship. Night life is bad, no cool bars, no quality comedians. Things would have been better if the weather was better. This boat could use a indoor pool on this itinerary, like what RCCL has. Not for the under 40 crowd. My mother was on the ship too. She found it a bit too boring and she is 71.
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