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We booked this as our 1st cruise for our family of 4. Embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly at Southampton, we arrived quite early (about 10.30am) and were onboard enjoying lunch by 12. Disembarkation took no more than 30 mins after leaving our cabin. Our cabin was mid ship inside and was perfectly adequate for 4 of us, with nice big beds and plenty of storage space. Our steward was lovely and kept the cabin perfectly clean and tidy during our trip. Food on board was very good, the buffet in particular. There was plenty of choice with many included restaurants as well as the speciality dining. We decided that there was enough choice with the speciality restaurants and didn't get bored of any of the inclusive ones. Our main dining room of choice was Alizar along with the garden cafe and O'sheehans. The fajitas at O'Sheehans were particularly lovely. We didn't really enjoy the Chinese restaurant Jasmine - I thought the Chinese food in the garden cafe was much nicer. The entertainment was good and varied, we loved the theatre shows. There was always something going on in the many bars or by the pool or you could just relax with a book somewhere quiet. Norway was a beautiful country to visit, even my children (boys 8 & 13) found it really interesting and loved visiting the different towns. We didn't do any of excursions as it was our 1st cruise and were quite glad of that as we were not stuck to a timetable. The only excursion we would have liked to have done was the flam railway which we would certainly book on our next visit. Overall the Jade was a fab ship for a 1st experience and has left us all wanting to try other cruises in the very near future.

Lovely cruise to Norway

Norwegian Jade Cruise Review by ShaunaS

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2017
  • Destination: Norwegian Fjords
  • Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside
We booked this as our 1st cruise for our family of 4.

Embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly at Southampton, we arrived quite early (about 10.30am) and were onboard enjoying lunch by 12. Disembarkation took no more than 30 mins after leaving our cabin.

Our cabin was mid ship inside and was perfectly adequate for 4 of us, with nice big beds and plenty of storage space. Our steward was lovely and kept the cabin perfectly clean and tidy during our trip.

Food on board was very good, the buffet in particular. There was plenty of choice with many included restaurants as well as the speciality dining. We decided that there was enough choice with the speciality restaurants and didn't get bored of any of the inclusive ones. Our main dining room of choice was Alizar along with the garden cafe and O'sheehans. The fajitas at O'Sheehans were particularly lovely. We didn't really enjoy the Chinese restaurant Jasmine - I thought the Chinese food in the garden cafe was much nicer.

The entertainment was good and varied, we loved the theatre shows. There was always something going on in the many bars or by the pool or you could just relax with a book somewhere quiet.

Norway was a beautiful country to visit, even my children (boys 8 & 13) found it really interesting and loved visiting the different towns. We didn't do any of excursions as it was our 1st cruise and were quite glad of that as we were not stuck to a timetable. The only excursion we would have liked to have done was the flam railway which we would certainly book on our next visit.

Overall the Jade was a fab ship for a 1st experience and has left us all wanting to try other cruises in the very near future.
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Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Inside
Cabin IB 9067
Very comfortable, not a small as I expected. Lots of storage space and in a good location for all of the restaurants etc. In between floors of cabins so very quiet.
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