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Norwegian Jade Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Nice ship but entertainment and food not up to par

Norwegian Jade Cruise Review by Angela 59

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2017
  • Destination: the British Isles & Western Europe
  • Cabin Type: Balcony

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary, although we are English we had never been to Ireland or Scotland before. Getting on board was smooth and quick, cabin was ready by 1pm but had rather a long wait for suitcases. Liked the no formal dress code but felt that some people took it a bit far wearing shorts and flip flops for dinner. Food was average, the Garden Cafe was always heaving so time was spent looking for a table plus buffet food area was rather dark and there was always at least one coffee machine out of action. The 'washy washy' slogan adopted by staff holding out antiseptic spray for hands got monotonous after the 40th time of hearing it. Entertainment was dull dull dull. Didn't eat at any of the speciality restaurants as food was mediocre and so we decided not to pay extra. Cabin steward was polite and did his job but never introduced himself and only found out his name the night before disembarkation when he wrote a note to us saying he hoped he had given good service. We didn't do any shore excursions preferring to explore at our own leisure but looking at what was on offer decided these were overpriced anyway. Didn't feel there was a need for a cigar lounge when there is smoking allowed in the casino. Shop had far too many expensive items for sale not every one who takes a cruise can afford high end jewellery and watches and thinly money we spent was the $250 onboard spend allotted to us. We got off the ship at every port and there were only two sea days but we were bored on those days. We would not book with NCL again preferring RCL! Celebrity and P&O but unfortunately we are booked on the Norwegian Dawn in September for an Eastern Canada cruise which we booked before embarking on this last cruise. We now have reservations over the sort of experience we will have

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Clean overall, bit of a smell from toilet some days, shower varied greatly in temperature from hot to cold, wouldn't have liked to have had a child experience it. Tv really poor.

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