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We chose this cruise to visit the Shetland islands and Canada as well as using is as comfortable travel from Europe to the US. The ports were really enjoyable. It was really was great that the ship offered bridge lessons and duplicate bridge on sea days. The instructor/director was great! The down-side of the bridge was that most days it was done in the Jasmine where we were bombarded by noise from hawkers and trivia games. The venue was poorly selected and disappointing as the Bistro would have been a good location and was not in use. An alternative would have been La Cucina. On the whole, the entertainment was marginal. The presenter for the sea days was very poor ... she could have put anyone to sleep. The "trivia" games seemed to be limited to music trivia ... BORING AND NOT INTELLECTUALLY STIMULATING. One sea day a "highlight" identified in the daily newsletter was "bean bag toss"...you have got to be kidding!!!! A new cruise director is needed. The evening entertainment had some good and some poor acts. The food in the specialty restaurants was very good as were the main dining rooms. We also enjoyed the menu in the Jasmine. The buffet dining was good for breakfast and acceptable for dinner. The only truly bad aspect of the trip was being bombarded by noise whenever you are out of the cabin. Marginal musicians playing way too loudly. Shrill hawkers screaming into microphones that were way too amplified. Trivia callers doing the same. Even player pianos that were over-amplified and overpowering. The cacophony was almost unbearable and at times I retreated into my cabin to escape it.

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Norwegian Jade Cruise Review by Gov1949

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2017
  • Destination: Transatlantic
  • Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside
We chose this cruise to visit the Shetland islands and Canada as well as using is as comfortable travel from Europe to the US. The ports were really enjoyable.

It was really was great that the ship offered bridge lessons and duplicate bridge on sea days. The instructor/director was great! The down-side of the bridge was that most days it was done in the Jasmine where we were bombarded by noise from hawkers and trivia games. The venue was poorly selected and disappointing as the Bistro would have been a good location and was not in use. An alternative would have been La Cucina.

On the whole, the entertainment was marginal. The presenter for the sea days was very poor ... she could have put anyone to sleep. The "trivia" games seemed to be limited to music trivia ... BORING AND NOT INTELLECTUALLY STIMULATING. One sea day a "highlight" identified in the daily newsletter was "bean bag toss"...you have got to be kidding!!!! A new cruise director is needed. The evening entertainment had some good and some poor acts.

The food in the specialty restaurants was very good as were the main dining rooms. We also enjoyed the menu in the Jasmine. The buffet dining was good for breakfast and acceptable for dinner.

The only truly bad aspect of the trip was being bombarded by noise whenever you are out of the cabin. Marginal musicians playing way too loudly. Shrill hawkers screaming into microphones that were way too amplified. Trivia callers doing the same. Even player pianos that were over-amplified and overpowering. The cacophony was almost unbearable and at times I retreated into my cabin to escape it.
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Mid-Ship Inside
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Small as was expected but well laid out and comfortable. The room steward kept it super-tidy and seemed to be there to freshen it up whenever we left the room.
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