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Norwegian Istanbul Cruise Reviews

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NCL ISN'T WHAT IT USE TO BE.

Review for Norwegian Star to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Mike NYC
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

NO WATER, NOR SODA, NOR JUICE COULD BE TAKEN ABORD, All my 8 bottles of water were confiscated on bording the ship. when they should have been returned they were lost. Got them 6 hours before departing the ship. why were they "lost' almost 6 hours .why did i have to get them after going to get them 7 times in 6 hours, they should have been delievered to my cabin or atleast notified the had ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Balcony


Great Ports, good food and service

Review for Norwegian Star to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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KnittingCruise
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Many of the ports such as Athens, Aqaba, Luxor, Haifam, Suez Canal are all bucket list destinations and that's why we picked this cruise. At the main dining room they asked if we wanted to share dinner tables and we met a lot of interesting people that way. The main dining room menu is extensive with more than 10 entree selections and the food especially the fish was always well cooked ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Oceanview Porthole Window


Great cabins, colourful decor, good buffet, great shows, but a few negatives.

Review for Norwegian Star to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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HerbMac
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Our outside cabin was great - spacious, heaps of storage space, excellent bathroom with non-stick shower screen and screened toilet. Buffet offered great choices but the decor needs updating. Some dishes were very salty. The pub restaurant was a nice place to dine or have a coffee and watch the atrium entertainment but choices were very limited, and service was very slow (almost non existent) ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Oceanview Picture Window


Generally wonderful 21-day cruise

Review for Norwegian Star to Trans-Ocean

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davidandjie
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

The Star is a beautiful ship, and the price could not be beaten. We booked a guaranteed-rate oceanview cabin, which meant that Norwegian picked the room. Previous experience suggested that, for my wife and me, a balcony was not useful as we don't smoke and we prefer to eat in a dining venue. We received a cabin containing a queen bed and space to walk a few steps, with a porthole rather than a ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Porthole Window


We were upgraded to a penthouse suite

Review for Norwegian Star to Trans-Ocean

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mckcrampton
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

It is difficult to give an objective critique because my husband and I lucked out and spent 21 days in a gorgeous penthouse suite with butler and all the perks. (We usually stay in a regular balcony cabin). That being said, we were very impressed with the friendliness and helpfulness of all of the crew and staff. We have taken more than ten cruises on many different cruise lines and I don't ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Penthouse with Balcony


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Best 8 port itenerary!

Review for Norwegian Jade to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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slee14
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

We chose the Jade because of the ports visited. The freestyle dining was ideal because of so many ports and never knowing when you would return from the tours and sightseeing or how tired you would be as far as your choice of dining. The times we dined in the main dining we had approximately 30 minute waits until the beeper went off but once seated we, again felt the service was slow and the food ...
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Sail Date: November 2009


Eastern Mediterranean on the Jade

Review for Norwegian Jade to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Mammasan
First Time Cruiser • Age 80s

We sailed from Istanbul to Barcelona in November 2009, visiting 8 ports, with two overnights--one in Istanbul and one in Venice. The itinerary and time in ports was fantastic, and is what made us sign up for a cruise in not the best time of the year to expect good weather. This was our second cruise on the Jade. The ship's overall design is great, making it easy to navigate onboard. The two ...
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Sail Date: November 2009

Cabin Type: Balcony


Cruise Virgins!

Review for Norwegian Jade to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Cru09Cats
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

We were traveling with a group and our travel agent made all the arrangements for us, including tours at our ports of call, so I can't comment on the quality or price of NCL tours. After touring Istanbul all day, the embarkation process was smooth and efficient, and we were able to unpack and dine without feeling stressed. Disembarkation at ports of call was very efficient, especially when we ...
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Sail Date: October 2009

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


Budget Cruise

Review for Norwegian Jade to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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msarkie
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

My husband and I are 38 years old, and this is only our second cruise. Our first was on RCI to Alaska. I had researched NCL extensively before booking so we had few surprises. We chose this cruise because of the itinerary (Istanbul, Izmir, Dubrovnik, Athens, Venice, Naples, Rome, Barcelona)and the price. RCI was the only other line to come close to the price of NCL, but we couldn't get quite ...
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Sail Date: November 2008

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


Norwegian Jade - Western Med

Review for Norwegian Jade to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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starmac
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

We found the Norwegian Jade to be a clean and nicely furnished ship Except for it's huge size, which did make it a bit unmanageable for our slightly handicapped companion,it was well equipped, the staterooms were lovely and clean, the bathrooms were very nice and we were only in the standard ocean view rooms. However, everything included a service charge/gratuity even the bottle of water in the ...
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Sail Date: November 2008


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