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Norwegian Jade Review

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Review for Norwegian Jade to the British Isles & Western Europe
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spacejunkie
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Jul 2017
Cabin: Family Penthouse with Balcony

Norwegian Jade July 2017 Review

This was our third cruise on the Norwegian Jade, but the first since the estimated $40 million refurbishment; needless to say I was looking forward to see how much of the original Pride of Hawaii was left.

In the main Atrium the roof used to have very large plastic flowers, and have now been replaced with a curving lighting display which changes colours to create a bold lighting display, which takes some time to get used to. The surrounding orange roof tiles have been replaced by a plain white tile, which reflects the new colours from the lights. The red furniture and wooden floor have also gone, and have been replaced with light blue and gray seating with marble tiled flooring. The Java Coffee and cake bar has been replaced by the Atrium Cafe and Bar, still offering cookies and handmade chocolates at $1.50 per one. At centre stage is still the grand piano where musicians play; we had onboard a talented Guitarist called Jumari, who could play a wide range of music from Rock to the Blues. Jumari also had a night on the Stardust Theatre with a Neil Diamond tribute; He filled the theatre as he fills the Atrium. The bar staff in the Atrium are as ever attentive and soon learn your tipple of choice and your name.

Cabin Review

Family Penthouse with Balcony

Cabin SC

Great cabin and plenty of room, the sofa beds are ok for children but to small for adults. The private bathrooms are wonderful and needed, 3 TV's all with DVDs make life easy.

Port Reviews

Hamburg

Had a 2 night pre cruise and checked out the port, after the cruise we did main city Hamburg and enjoyed both.

Alesund

Fantastic scenery and wonderful waterfalls

Lerwick (Shetland Islands)

just got off and wandered around.

Kirkwall

just got off and back on, looked like a nice town

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