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Excellent way to get from Europe to Florida for not much more than the cost of an airfare! Free Drinks package & 6 upgrade restaurants inc in our deal made it a no -brainer. All staff were great, cabin small but well kept. All in all the food was mainly good - but not great, (except Le Bistro & Teppanyaki) The complimentary Chinese was pretty dire, the sweet n sour was unlke any ever tasted before...perhaps it was Mexican style Chinese?? Service in Cagneys not up to scratch. La Cucina was all very salty, too rich, not true Italian clean fresh flavours IMHO. Lots of repeated items on MDR menus ...but we still found plenty to choose from. Never ate in the buffet, just not our scene, but most reports we heard were good. Great Outdoors was a nice spot for breakfast & lunch. 24 hour Elements show was excellent. What energy from all the cast. Trivia quizzes well attended, shows how competitive folk are on a T/A cruise with lots of sea days. We paid extra for Thermal suite passes, but found it not really worthwhile. Only 4 bubbly beds in thermal " pool" , it was just not big enough, plus not enough heated relaxers. The other thermal areas were very segreated into male/ female for saunas, jacuzzis etc( perhaps just as well as hubby reports male nudity....!!) Other thermal suites seen on other ships, eg Dawn, are much better & larger. We missed Bermuda due to high seas & strong winds, shame ...but our safety is paramount. Unbelievably there were some moaning about the captains decision! A medical emergency meant a detour to Nassau but no stay as no berth there, too booked up...pity! Looked great!! All in all, a great cruise on Jade.

Great Time on Jade

Norwegian Jade Cruise Review by firstcarib

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: October 2016
  • Destination: Transatlantic
  • Cabin Type: Family Oceanview Picture Window
Excellent way to get from Europe to Florida for not much more than the cost of an airfare!

Free Drinks package & 6 upgrade restaurants inc in our deal made it a no -brainer.

All staff were great, cabin small but well kept. All in all the food was mainly good - but not great, (except Le Bistro & Teppanyaki) The complimentary Chinese was pretty dire, the sweet n sour was unlke any ever tasted before...perhaps it was Mexican style Chinese??

Service in Cagneys not up to scratch. La Cucina was all very salty, too rich, not true Italian clean fresh flavours IMHO.

Lots of repeated items on MDR menus ...but we still found plenty to choose from.

Never ate in the buffet, just not our scene, but most reports we heard were good.

Great Outdoors was a nice spot for breakfast & lunch. 24 hour

Elements show was excellent. What energy from all the cast. Trivia quizzes well attended, shows how competitive folk are on a T/A cruise with lots of sea days.

We paid extra for Thermal suite passes, but found it not really worthwhile. Only 4 bubbly beds in thermal " pool" , it was just not big enough, plus not enough heated relaxers. The other thermal areas were very segreated into male/ female for saunas, jacuzzis etc( perhaps just as well as hubby reports male nudity....!!)

Other thermal suites seen on other ships, eg Dawn, are much better & larger.

We missed Bermuda due to high seas & strong winds, shame ...but our safety is paramount. Unbelievably there were some moaning about the captains decision! A medical emergency meant a detour to Nassau but no stay as no berth there, too booked up...pity! Looked great!!

All in all, a great cruise on Jade.
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Family Oceanview Picture Window
Cabin O1 5090
Fine, although I could have done without the 3rd bed hanging above my head (but soon learnt to duck! )Clean but small bathroom, not sure how all the large folk on board fit on the loo...perhaps they were all in the Haven!?
Deck 5 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins

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