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Being new to NCL cruising, i wasn't too sure what to expect and was concerned 14 nights may be too long for dipping our toe into the cruise experience,but was very glad we did. The whole experience was great from beginning, flying out from Edinburgh to returning home 2 weeks later.All flights and transfers went smoothly and despite a wait for embarkation, this was perfectly understandable with hundreds of passengers to process simultaneously. Having read several reviews on here and other sites criticising the food and on board conditions, i have to question what some folks expectations are! Food was excellent, varied and well presented, staff were courteous,pleasant and all were obviously trying very hard to please all (an impossible task given some folks unrealistic demands) Entertainment was first class with something for everyone,the main theatre was way beyond my expectations with professional quality shows twice nightly. Bands and musicians could be found at the poolside during the day and throught the various bars in the evening and the excellant Spinaker lounge for smaller shows and parties. Cabin was perfectly adequate and kept spotless by our very pleasant steward,but with so much to do,we literally only used it for sleeping in. The inclusive drinks package was superb value for money with a wide variety of cocktails, beers and spirits available to satisfy the drouthiest of passengers but no one seemed to go overboard or abuse the system Itinery of ports visited was interesting and varied, given we did 14 day trip only Santorini was repeated second week. We will definately Cruise again in the not too distant future and would highly recomend the NCL Freestyle, where flexibilty allows you to choose the pace of the holiday.

Great Holiday

Norwegian Jade Cruise Review by Alanmac

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Being new to NCL cruising, i wasn't too sure what to expect and was concerned 14 nights may be too long for dipping our toe into the cruise experience,but was very glad we did. The whole experience was great from beginning, flying out from Edinburgh to returning home 2 weeks later.All flights and transfers went smoothly and despite a wait for embarkation, this was perfectly understandable with hundreds of passengers to process simultaneously.

Having read several reviews on here and other sites criticising the food and on board conditions, i have to question what some folks expectations are! Food was excellent, varied and well presented, staff were courteous,pleasant and all were obviously trying very hard to please all (an impossible task given some folks unrealistic demands)

Entertainment was first class with something for everyone,the main theatre was way beyond my expectations with professional quality shows twice nightly. Bands and musicians could be found at the poolside during the day and throught the various bars in the evening and the excellant Spinaker lounge for smaller shows and parties.

Cabin was perfectly adequate and kept spotless by our very pleasant steward,but with so much to do,we literally only used it for sleeping in.

The inclusive drinks package was superb value for money with a wide variety of cocktails, beers and spirits available to satisfy the drouthiest of passengers but no one seemed to go overboard or abuse the system

Itinery of ports visited was interesting and varied, given we did 14 day trip only Santorini was repeated second week.

We will definately Cruise again in the not too distant future and would highly recomend the NCL Freestyle, where flexibilty allows you to choose the pace of the holiday.
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Cabin IC 10661
Very comfortable and clean
Deck 11 Inside Cabins, Suite Cabins