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My wife and I wanted to see the Norwegian fjords for a number of years and this cruise presented us with the opportunity to do so. We had never cruised on such a large ship before - we have been on other cruises with smaller cruise lines (Oceania, as an example) and did not know how our experience was going to be cruising on Norwegian Cruise Lines. All in all we were quite pleased with our cabin (suite), food experience, staff and the ship in general - very positive. There were a couple of negative experience - the SPA, for example. We pre-booked the SPA before sailing. Once we went on the ship and saw the SPA we cancelled this activity - the SPA itself was small, crowded and we cancelled before using it. There was some problem initially until we spoke to the manager of the SPA who let us off the hook. It was our mistake - however, The excursions were not that exciting - adequate - landscape and fjords were beautiful. The guides tried hard to please. I should mention that there was one excursion that fell way below the standard. That excursion was the bus tour to Hardanger fjord. The problem - an eight hour trip that was to include a ferry ride across the fjord. However, the ferry was cancelled. As a result the bus had to ride around the fjord and therefore our first stop was to eat lunch (45 minutes) then get back on the bus to visit a waterfall (20 minutes0 and then ride back to the ship. All in all - two stops - for eight hours. Unsatisfactory.

Norwegian Fjords

Norwegian Jade Cruise Review by warrenscherer

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2017
  • Destination: Norwegian Fjords
  • Cabin Type: Penthouse with Large Balcony
My wife and I wanted to see the Norwegian fjords for a number of years and this cruise presented us with the opportunity to do so. We had never cruised on such a large ship before - we have been on other cruises with smaller cruise lines (Oceania, as an example) and did not know how our experience was going to be cruising on Norwegian Cruise Lines. All in all we were quite pleased with our cabin (suite), food experience, staff and the ship in general - very positive.

There were a couple of negative experience - the SPA, for example. We pre-booked the SPA before sailing. Once we went on the ship and saw the SPA we cancelled this activity - the SPA itself was small, crowded and we cancelled before using it. There was some problem initially until we spoke to the manager of the SPA who let us off the hook. It was our mistake - however,

The excursions were not that exciting - adequate - landscape and fjords were beautiful. The guides tried hard to please. I should mention that there was one excursion that fell way below the standard. That excursion was the bus tour to Hardanger fjord. The problem - an eight hour trip that was to include a ferry ride across the fjord. However, the ferry was cancelled. As a result the bus had to ride around the fjord and therefore our first stop was to eat lunch (45 minutes) then get back on the bus to visit a waterfall (20 minutes0 and then ride back to the ship. All in all - two stops - for eight hours. Unsatisfactory.
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Cabin Review

Penthouse with Large Balcony
Cabin SF 9002
Excellent cabin - large, roomy
Deck 10 Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins