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Love Norwegian. This was our 8th cruise and the 9th is already scheduled. Small ship this time. Less entertainment than the bigger ships, but also easier to do things with less people. Balcony is our choice and love the ability to relax and listen to the ocean. Specialty dining is great. Our favorites are Cagney's Steak and Moderno. Complimentary dining is good and lots of choices. Love the freestyle of NCL. Service was wonderful. We had a great cabin steward. The shore excursion at the canal was interesting, but if you take the train, give a lot of thought to paying extra for the dome car. Air conditioning didn't work and the sun was beating down through the glass. You share a table with 2 others with really no room for everyone's legs. Those in the lower cars had air and room! The rain forest tram trip in Costa Rica was awesome. We loved it and well worth the 2 1/2 hour drive to get there. Had a great guide who kept us entertained all the way. They served a really nice lunch and the tram ride is over an hour and covers 1.5 miles. We did not do anything in Honduras or Belize. We were just there in November on the Getaway (and did zip line in Honduras which was absolute awesome!). Last stop was Key West. Interesting because that is where we went through Customs and Border Patrol on the ship before getting off. When we arrived in Miami the next morning, we did not have to go through again.

Panama Canal - Miami to Miami

Norwegian Jade Cruise Review by Blackhawks Fans

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Love Norwegian. This was our 8th cruise and the 9th is already scheduled. Small ship this time. Less entertainment than the bigger ships, but also easier to do things with less people. Balcony is our choice and love the ability to relax and listen to the ocean. Specialty dining is great. Our favorites are Cagney's Steak and Moderno. Complimentary dining is good and lots of choices. Love the freestyle of NCL. Service was wonderful. We had a great cabin steward. The shore excursion at the canal was interesting, but if you take the train, give a lot of thought to paying extra for the dome car. Air conditioning didn't work and the sun was beating down through the glass. You share a table with 2 others with really no room for everyone's legs. Those in the lower cars had air and room! The rain forest tram trip in Costa Rica was awesome. We loved it and well worth the 2 1/2 hour drive to get there. Had a great guide who kept us entertained all the way. They served a really nice lunch and the tram ride is over an hour and covers 1.5 miles. We did not do anything in Honduras or Belize. We were just there in November on the Getaway (and did zip line in Honduras which was absolute awesome!). Last stop was Key West. Interesting because that is where we went through Customs and Border Patrol on the ship before getting off. When we arrived in Miami the next morning, we did not have to go through again.
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Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Balcony
Cabin BA 10600
Adequate size and could fit all the suitcases in the closet along with the clothes. Balcony was good size with two chairs and a small table. We loved the ability to sit out there.
Deck 10 Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

  • Magnificent Cartegena
    Combination bus and walking tour of the old city. Constantly being approached by hawkers selling anything and everything. They infiltrated the group making it difficult to hear the guide and were very persistent. Tour was educational, but guide was a little hard to understand.
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  • Panama Railway
    Dome car was stifling with no air conditioning and no room for legs under the table shared with two other people and paid extra for. Tour cut short because the train was used to transport workers at the canal home, so cut out part of the time at the visitor center. The drive across the new locks with the super tanker coming in was the best part!
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  • Rainforest Aerial Tram Tour
    The 2 1/2 hour bus ride was well worth it. Beautiful and the lunch they served was great. Try the soursop juice!
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