We chose this cruise for the itinerary. Cruise was very port intensive. We did get tired toward the end of the cruise and wish we had picked one day to stay on the ship and rest up. Trouble was we did not know which port to skip and did not want to miss an opportunity to see all of the islands.
COVID protocols did bring down the experience and lessened the enjoyment. No self serve buffet, masks indoors. We booked the cruise expecting a mask free cruise (per NCL) until 12 days before sailing when NCL changed things up.
Loved the itinerary and enjoyed the islands. Crew was nice. The ship (Jade) was not our favorite. Older, small atrium, no bells and whistles. Deck area around the pool was small and getting a lounger on the 60% capacity ship was not easy around pool. Drink service was good. Dining room service was good. Buffet food was not good. Food was not always hot. I am not real picky and food is subjective but this cruise buffet food in my opinion was below par.