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First time with Norwegian, we did only a dozen of cruises to date with different companies. Departure was Miami port, easy access 30 minutes from airport depending on trafic. Let get rid of the negative -Driest embarkation, not even a glass of water in the waiting hangar, no welcome cocktail on board. Be prepare to wait (in the sun) before embarkation, the security is close to the entrance queue overflow outside. This should be corrected when the new hangar under construction, is finished -The "oceanview" cabin is extremely small and the equipment under expectation, not even a chair to sit, no table. Wall to wal bed, small desk with the hair dryer. -very small efficient bathroom, has 3 sections separated by 20 inches doors, do a test at home before reservation ... you've been warned -Disembarkation : very slow took 30 minutes to get off Now the good things The Grand Pacific dining room has the nicest decor we ever saw. The food is very good nic selection, some previous critics mentioned the food was sometimes cold ... be aware some entrees are served room temperature, unfortunately no mention in the menu. The cafeteria can get crowded rush hour, but not an issue, the food selection is more than enough. about specialty dining here's a secret ( a secret is an information you can tell only to one person at the time) no need to reserve, cuz if you are like me I never know in advance what to eat and where. Just walk to the maitre d"hotel of the specific restaurant around 5:30 on the same day, and request a table for exact time you want to eat .... 90% success. If you have a "specialty dining" package it is worth, I would not recommend to pay extra to eat in those restaurants. The entertainment is what you should expect on a cruise, level "B" nice selection of shows, not different representations every night. Some websites mentioned the ship has waterslides, which is not true.

First time with Norwegian...... maybe last

Norwegian Jade Cruise Review by poipie

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2019
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window
First time with Norwegian, we did only a dozen of cruises to date with different companies. Departure was Miami port, easy access 30 minutes from airport depending on trafic.

Let get rid of the negative

-Driest embarkation, not even a glass of water in the waiting hangar, no welcome cocktail on board. Be prepare to wait (in the sun) before embarkation, the security is close to the entrance queue overflow outside. This should be corrected when the new hangar under construction, is finished

-The "oceanview" cabin is extremely small and the equipment under expectation, not even a chair to sit, no table. Wall to wal bed, small desk with the hair dryer.

-very small efficient bathroom, has 3 sections separated by 20 inches doors, do a test at home before reservation ... you've been warned

-Disembarkation : very slow took 30 minutes to get off

Now the good things

The Grand Pacific dining room has the nicest decor we ever saw. The food is very good nic selection, some previous critics mentioned the food was sometimes cold ... be aware some entrees are served room temperature, unfortunately no mention in the menu. The cafeteria can get crowded rush hour, but not an issue, the food selection is more than enough.

about specialty dining here's a secret ( a secret is an information you can tell only to one person at the time) no need to reserve, cuz if you are like me I never know in advance what to eat and where. Just walk to the maitre d"hotel of the specific restaurant around 5:30 on the same day, and request a table for exact time you want to eat .... 90% success. If you have a "specialty dining" package it is worth, I would not recommend to pay extra to eat in those restaurants.

The entertainment is what you should expect on a cruise, level "B" nice selection of shows, not different representations every night.

Some websites mentioned the ship has waterslides, which is not true.
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Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window
Cabin OB 5042
5042 cabin is located just over the exit door used in every ports, no need to mention it is very noisy as they get ready to install the ramp noise parts at 6:00 am some days
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