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Norwegian Jade Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1965 reviews

Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our family cruise

Review for Norwegian Jade to Greece
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2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Aug 2016
Cabin: Aft-Facing Mini-Suite with Balcony
Traveled with children

First time cruise for our family and we loved every minute. We chose this cruise as we loved the itinerary, timing and price combination. We booked four speciality dining packages however the Ultimate Drinks Package was a free promotion when we booked. The cabin (with balcony) was perfect for 2 adults and 2 children, certainly plenty of room. we decided to book a balcony so we could spend time chilling out in the evening if the children were tired - this worked really well and we were pleased with our decision. Housekeeping was lovely and friendly and did a great job! The specialty restaurants were excellent however we probably would have been better to book 2 or 3 nights as we didn't get the chance to try some of the complimentary restaurants. Grand Pacific (complimentary) was excellent and much higher standard than expected. Cagney's, Le Bistro and The Teppanyaki were all excellent (the Teppanyaki was really good fun, the chef was very entertaining and the food was fantastic) . The Brazilian was good but nothing outstanding and we wouldn't book again. The main deck around the pools could get very busy/crowded at times and it was often difficult to find a sun lounger, the staff would remove towels that had been left unattended for more than 30 minutes but on a couple of occasions this caused a few problems when the owners retuned to find someone else on their sun bed. (not aggressive but a bit uncomfortable) The music on the main deck around the pools was good fun and the atmosphere was great on the whole but sometimes just felt too busy again was great to get away to the peace of our balcony. I feel the swimming pools are on the small side for so many people however the children adored the water slide. I have seen comments from others saying the drinks service was slow so I was expecting to wait quite some time for drinks but we didn't find this at all and were very happy .. TIP - the Pina Colada, its fab. Only attended the elements entertainment show which was pretty good but its not really our thing so didn't attend any others. All the ports were lovely - we did the Greek Opa Celebration shore excursion in Santorini, it was expensive but we decided to treat ourselves as it sounded original and good fun. It didn't disappoint! We laughed all evening , thoroughly enjoyed the dancing and breaking plates (my favourite part). My only complaint with this excursion was the limited time we spent in Oia, we were only given 1 hour which was far too short to wander around this beautiful cliffside town. Corfu, Mykonos and Katakolon were all beautiful to visit.

Cabin Review

Aft-Facing Mini-Suite with Balcony

Cabin M1

Very spacious cabin for 2 adults and 2 children. Great size bathroom and great to have a bath particularly with children. Balcony was lovely and we are really pleased we booked one however we feel it was a little basic and NCL could provide more comfortable furniture. Housekeeping was great, very friendly and efficient. Love the make up and turn down service every day1

Port Reviews


Wandered around Corfu town then had lunch by the sea, beautiful.


Venice .... beautfiul

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