Terrible cruise: Norwegian Jade Cruise Review by tqvirgo

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Terrible cruise

Sail Date: April 2011
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
Embarkation: Barcelona
The best thing about this cruise was getting off the ship! The ports of call were AMAZING! I cannot wait to go back to Europe!

After day 3 of the cruise my nhusband was looking for something in our room and said " it's like they do everything on this ship" and we said together "half-assed".

The food was average at best. The buffet was small and the same every day. The 2 no extra charge dining rooms had the same small menu aand the food was OK. It felt like they put ALL the effort into the restaurants with a "cover charge". Even then, the cheese they used on ALL foods with melted cheese, when scraped off the food cooled to a gelatonous glob. It was so gross. There was same spice used in all the sauced foods that made everything taste the same italian, mexican, japanese, french...all had the same taste.

We often joked about NCL's tag line of "free style cruising" since there was a charge for everything. On top of the $12 per day per person "service charge" there was More a mandatory 18% gratuity added to everything plus a place on the bill to tip more of you liked. We bought pop packges on the first day. Because we didn't get charged for soda it was often hard to get served.

There is very little common space on the ship. Only 2 small pools for 2000 people, a small library, and small quiet room. Every other common area there to get out of your state room was someplace you were expected to spend money. The activities were half assed, and the entertainment was very hit and miss.

The beds were SUPER uncomfortable, so hanging out in the room wasn't an option. Less

Published 05/30/11

Cabin review: BA10076 Mid-Ship Balcony

Being in the middle of the ship put us VERY far from common areas and elevators. Was also where all the smoke from the cabins seemed to linger the worts. Could here our neighbours tv and having sex. If you have hip or knee issues, the bed will kill you....so bad.

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Port and Shore Excursions

gorgeous but a lot of hard walking.

Very fantastic attractions. Go see the city at night though. We regret not doing a night tour.
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We enjoyed both the site of the Olympics and and the wine tasting. Very nice laid back area, and so so beautiful

Monaco and the South of France were beautiful, but know that you have to pay to use the toilets in France. We wasted much of our time in Nice looking for change and standing in line for the toilet.

LOVED Rome!! Lots of walking, but so worth the work.

don't bother with a cruise, just go to Venice. It's a REMARKABLE place. Really easy to navigate.
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