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Norwegian Jade Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Norwegian is still trying to come back from the pandemic

Review for Norwegian Jade to Europe
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TheShadowDoc
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Apr 2022
Cabin: Forward-Facing Deluxe Penthouse with Large Balcony
Warning on bulkhead door to our balcon.

The itinerary looked very good, though it stopped at Velos, which was a throwaway port unless you chose one of the two excursions (including a 3+ hour each way bus to Meteora). Other stops were good, particularly Mykonos, Rhodes, and Santorini.

Far too many of the staff were unhelpful, particularly at the guest services desk- the first answers to questions were generally wrong. Desks were not always staffed during their posted hours.

We had a forward facing Penthouse suite. What a ripoff it was. It was dark- the front bulkhead was mostly metal and the only window covered about 1/4 of the front of the cabin. The only way to sit in the cabin and look out was to sit on the two-seat sofa in the front corner. Otherwise, we might just as well have chosen an interior cabin.

Cabin Review

Forward-Facing Deluxe Penthouse with Large Balcony

For reasons listed above, the suite was terrible. Only a small window along the far left. Balcony not to be used at sea, but the smoke from the staff smoking area below made the balcony unusable in port. Cabin had the feel of an interior cabin.

Port Reviews

Istanbul

Traffic was a nightmare. The Blue Mosque was pretty much covered by construction scaffolding.

It was an interesting stop, though.

Kusadasi

If you have never been to Ephesus, this is a must.

Mykonos

Absolutely charming. Great place to wander around. Went to Delos, which was also a great stop.

Rhodes

Pleasant stop. The medieval town was interesting and well preserved, also not overwhelmed with souvenir shops. The excursion to the Lindos Acropolis was worthwhile, though the bus stopped for an hour at a pottery shop. Ten minutes or so of demonstration followed by 50 minutes of shopping time.

Santorini

Lived up to expectations. Oia is a must.

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