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  • Canapes-on-Norwegian-Jade.jpg - Canapes on the veranda of a balcony stateroom on Norwegian Jade.
  • Chocolate-treats.jpg - Chocolate treats that somehow quickly disappeared from a veranda on Norwegian Jade.
  • norwegian-jade-harvest-caye.jpg - Norwegian Jade docked at Harvest Caye in Belize.
  • Norwegian-Jade-Aerial-Starboard - Explore the Mediterranean aboard Norwegian Jade, a Jewel-class cruise ship loaded with activities and entertainment on deck.
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-Splash-Academy-dolphin-girl - Children can learn all about dolphins and nuzzle with one up close through Splash Academy on your Norwegian cruise ship.
  • Norwegian-Jade-aerial-Istanbul - Cruise to Turkey aboard Norwegian Jade and see Istanbul's magnificent Blue Mosque.
  • Norwegian-Jade-dining-Alizar - Alizar, Norwegian Jade's main dining room, is distinguished by its colorful, Mark Rothko-inspired decor and the creations of seasoned chefs.
  • Norwegian-Jade-dining-Le-Bistro - Norwegian Jade's Le Bistro restaurant serves traditional and modern French dishes.
  • Norwegian-Jade-Haven-couple - Spend time with your honey in a private courtyard with a garden setting if you sign up for The Haven during your Norwegian cruise.
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-Circus-Parade - Your kids can be part of a special Circus Parade as part of the children's activities in Splash Academy during your vacation on Norwegian Cruise Line.
  • Norwegian-Jade-aerial-Santorini-Greece - Norwegian Jade stops in the flooded crescent-shaped caldera that forms the interior of Santorini, Greece.
  • Norwegian-Jade-dining-Alizar - Alizar, Norwegian Jade's main dining room, is distinguished by its colorful, Mark Rothko-inspired decor and the creations of seasoned chefs.
  • Norwegian-Jade-dining-Cagneys-Steakhouse-mural - Satisfy your craving for steak at Norwegian Jade's vintage-themed Cagney's Steakhouse.
  • Norwegian-Jade-dining-Jasmine-Garden - Norwegian Jade's Jasmine Garden restaurant  serves Japanese, Chinese, Thai and other Asian dishes.
  • Norwegian-Jade-dining-Le-Bistro - Norwegian Jade's Le Bistro restaurant serves traditional and modern French dishes.
  • Norwegian-Jade-dining-Papas - Norwegian Jade's Papa's restaurant specializes in Italian fare in a fun, traditional trattoria setting.
  • Norwegian-Jade-dining-Teppanyaki - Dine on freshly prepared Japanese dishes at Norwegian Jade's Teppanyaki, a cozy hibachi restaurant.
  • Cagney's-chef.jpg - The head chef during lunchtime at Cagney's on Norwegian Jade.
  • Caprese-salad-at-La-Cucina.jpg - A caprese salad served at the Italian restaurant La Cucina on Norwegian Jade.
  • La-Cucina-table-setting.jpg - A table setting at La Cucina, the fine dining Italian restaurant on Norwegian Jade.
  • Le-Bistro-pork-tenderloin.jpg - A perfectly cooked pork tenderloin at Le Bistro on Norwegian Jade.
  • Le-Bistro.jpg - Inside Le Bistro, one of the upscale specialty restaurants on Norwegian  Jade.
  • Shrimp-cocktail.jpg - Shrimp cocktail served during lunch at Cagney's on Norwegian Jade.
  • Breakfast-goodies-at-Moderno.jpg - Breakfast goodies at specialty restaurant Moderno Churrascaria on Norwegian Jade.
  • Flan-dessert-at-Moderno.jpg - A coconut flan dessert at the specialty restaurant Moderno Churrascaria on Norwegian Jade.
  • teppanyaki-chef-1.jpg - A teppanyaki chef prepares a meal aboard Norwegian Jade.
  • Grand-Pacific-dining-room.jpg - The Grand Pacific dining room during dinner on Norwegian Jade.
  • Jonathan-Dela-Cruz.jpg - One of the personable waiters in Moderno Churrascaria on Norwegian Jade.
  • Le-Bistro-mushroom-soup.jpg - A mushroom soup appetizer on Norwegian Jade.
  • Waffle-at-Moderno.jpg - A waffle breakfast at Moderno Churrascaria on Norwegian Jade.
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-Moderno-Churrascaria-plate - Who can say no to a plate of Brazilian appetizers? You'll find it at Moderno Churrascaria aboard your Norwegian Cruise Line sailing.
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-Moderno-Churrascaria-salad-bar - The tempting salad bar at the Brazilian specialty restaurant Moderno Churascaria aboard your Norwegian Cruise Line sailing.
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-dining-Creme-Brulee - Leave room for dessert, like crème brûlée with a fruit topping, during your sailing aboard Norwegian Cruise Line.
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-dining-LaCucina-girl - Enjoy authentic Italian dishes that the kids will like, too, at La Cucina during your Norwegian Cruise Line sailing.
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-dining-LaCucina-group - Head to La Cucina, a casual Italian trattoria on your Norwegian Cruise Line ship, for meals with large portions, perfect for sharing with family or friends.
  • Norwegian-Dawn-Cagneys-group - The scene at Cagney's, the steakhouse known for its choice cuts of Certified Angus Beef, jumbo crab cakes and truffle fries. The cost is $30 per person. (This shot was taken on Norwegian Dawn.)
  • Norwegian-Dawn-Le-Bistro -  Evocative of small eateries in France, Le Bistro offers an elegant dining experience with crisp white linens, an intimate atmosphere and attentive service. (This shot was taken on Norwegian Dawn.)
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-dining-LaCucina-pizza - In the mood for authentic Italian pizza? It's a specialty of La Cucina, a popular dining spot aboard your Norwegian Cruise Line vacation.
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-Surf-&-Turf - Like surf 'n' turf? Make reservations at Cagney's for a shrimp and steak entrée during your Norwegian Cruise Line voyage.
  • Norwegian-Star-LeBistro - In the mood for romance? Le Bistro offers French cuisine, a chic décor and an uncrowded, unhurried atmosphere. (This shot was taken on Norwegian Star.)
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-Teppanyaki-shrimp - Twirling knives and juicy shrimp straight from the grill add up to a Hibachi style treat at Teppanyaki, an authentic Japanese experience on your Norwegian Cruise Line sailing.
  • Main-pool-deck.jpg - The main pool deck on a sunny day during a cruise on Norwegian Jade.
  • Colorful-atrium-lights.jpg - Colorful lights atop the atrium of Norwegian Jade.
  • Colorful-cocktails-on-Norwegian-Jade.jpg - Colorful cocktails served at Sugarcane Mojito Bar on the top deck of Norwegian Jade.
  • Bar-waiters-on-Norwegian-Jade.jpg -  Suraj Thakur and Michael Sazow, bar waiters on Norwegian Jade.
  • Sailaway-fun.jpg - Crew members dance during the sailaway party on Norwegian Jade.
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-Splash-Academy-climbing-girl - Kids can cross a colorful bridge, enter tunnels and stay entertained in Splash Academy aboard your Norwegian Cruise Line sailing.
  • Norwegian-Jade-Thermal-Suite - Have a calming soak in the hot tub or just lounge and enjoy the beautiful view at the Mandara Thermal Spa Suite aboard Norwegian Jade.
  • Comedian-on-stage.jpg - A comedian on stage in the Stardust Theater on Norwegian Jade.
  • Norwegian-Jade-Haven-couple - Spend time with your honey in a private courtyard with a garden setting if you sign up for The Haven during your Norwegian cruise.
  • Casino-slot-machines.jpg - Slot machines in the Casino aboard Norwegian Jade.
  • Guitarist-on-Norwegian-Jade.jpg - A guitarist performs during the Christmas holidays in the atrium of Norwegian Jade.
  • Stardust-Theater-audience.jpg - Audience members watch a performance at the Stardust Theater aboard Norwegian Jade.
  • Bartender-in-O'Sheehan's.jpg - A bartender mans the bar just before the joint gets jumping at O'Sheehan's on Norwegian Jade.
  • Norwegian-Jade-Yin-Yang-Spa - Norwegian Jade guests who want to feel rejuvenated will love the massages, body wraps, water therapies and other treatments at the Yin & Yang Spa on deck 12.
  • Norwegian-Jade-Haven-courtyard - The exclusive Courtyard area on Norwegian Jade provides a restful oasis, with its inviting pool, comfy chairs, daybeds and nature-inspired accents.
  • Norwegian-Jade-Kids-Pool - The Sapphire children's pool features an elephant-shaped slide and paddling pool, designed especially for Norwegian Jade's kiddie guests.
  • Norwegian-Jade-Tankards-Bar - Norwegian Jade's Tankards Beer and Whiskey Bar is a full-service bar where you can drink and bond with your partner or your pals.
  • Norwegian-Jade-meeting-room - For guests who want to get some work done during their cruise, Norwegian Jade has rooms designed especially for business meetings and conferences.
  • Norwegian-Jade-Pool-Deck - Take a dip in a sparkling pool, lounge in a comfy chairs or have a nice soak in the hot tub on deck 12 of Norwegian Jade.
  • Norwegian-Jade-Private-Sundeck - Get a tan while enjoying the breeze and the view on the private sun deck of the Norwegian Jade's Courtyard.
  • Norwegian-Jade-Treatment-Room-couples - Stop in at the Yin & Yang Spa with your partner for soothing massages at the couples treatment room.
  • norwegian-bliss-Casino-Skyline-Bar-rendering-1.jpg - Passengers get busy in the Casino aboard Norwegian Jade.
  • norwegian-bliss-Casino-Skyline-Bar-rendering-2.jpg - Passengers get busy in the Casino aboard Norwegian Jade.
  • Art-gallery-works.jpg - Peter Max is among the artists highlighted in the Art Gallery aboard Norwegian Jade.
  • Bartenders-in-Spinnaker's-Lounge.jpg - Bartenders at midnight at the Spinnaker's Lounge disco on Norwegian Jade.
  • Casino.jpg - Passengers get busy in the Casino aboard Norwegian Jade.
  • Chef-during-cooking-demo.jpg - A chef instructs participants during a cooking demo on Norwegian Jade.
  • Christmas-trees-in-gallery.jpg - Christmas trees in the atrium of Norwegian Jade during the holidays.
  • Electronic-Chart-Display-and-Information-System-ship-navigation.jpg - ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) ship navigation on the bridge of Norwegian Jade.
  • Magnum's-Champagne-Bar.jpg - Magnum's Champagne Bar & Wine Bar on Norwegian Jade.
  • Radar-on-bridge.jpg - Radar powered by SAM Electronics on the bridge of Norwegian Jade.
  • Topsiders-steward.jpg - A wait staff member serves a passenger at Topsiders Grill on Norwegian Jade.
  • Room-steward-Liziel-Arbis.jpg - Room steward Liziel Arbis, one of the solicitous crew members aboard Norwegian Jade.
  • Photo-Gallery.jpg - Head to the Photo Gallery on Norwegian Jade for photo keepsakes of your sailing.
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-Circus-Parade - Your kids can be part of a special Circus Parade as part of the children's activities in Splash Academy during your vacation on Norwegian Cruise Line.
  • norwegian-jade-lifeboat-tenders.jpg - Lifeboat tenders aboard Norwegian Jade.
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-Entourage-teens-dancing - Entourage, Norwegian Cruise Line's  teen program, features a variety of fun activities, including bowling tournaments, dodge ball under the stars and dancing.
  • Norwegian-Cruise-Line-Splash-Academy-dolphin-girl - Children can learn all about dolphins and nuzzle with one up close through Splash Academy on your Norwegian cruise ship.
  • Cannons-atop-battlement-in-Cartagena.jpg - Cannons atop a battlement on Castillo San Felipe de Barajas in Cartagena, Colombia.
  • Macaw-poses.jpg - A macaw poses for a visitor at the cruise terminal in Cartagena, Colombia.
  • Castillo-lookout-turret.jpg - A turret at Castillo San Felipe de Barajas, a fortress in Cartagena, Colombia, that dates to the early 1500s.
  • Norwegian-Jade-aerial-Istanbul - Cruise to Turkey aboard Norwegian Jade and see Istanbul's magnificent Blue Mosque.
  • Cartagena-skyline-and-bridge.jpg - The skyline of Cartagena and one of the bridges leading to Old Cartagena.
  • Castillo-trumpeter.jpg - A trumpeter in period garb at Castillo San Felipe de Barajas in Cartagena, Colombia.
  • Colorful-shops-and-apartments-in-Cartagena.jpg - Colorful shops and apartments on a street in charming Old Cartagena.
  • Peacock-in-Cartagena.jpg - A peacock struts around at the cruise terminal in Cartagena, Colombia.
  • Tugboat-Cerro-Jefe-in-Panama.jpg - Norwegian Jade passes the tugboat Cerro Jefe in the Panama Canal.
  • Norwegian-Jade-in-Harvest-Caye.jpg -  Norwegian Jade docked in Harvest Caye, Belize, Norwegian's private island.
  • norwegian-jade-at-harvest-caye.jpg - Norwegian Jade seen in the distance at the 75-acre oasis Harvest Caye in Belize.
  • Norwegian-Jewel-Roatan-rope-bridge - Cruise Norwegian Jewel to Honduras and take a thrilling stroll across Gumbalimba Park's Roatan Suspension Bridge.
  • Norwegian-Jade-aerial-Santorini-Greece - Norwegian Jade stops in the flooded crescent-shaped caldera that forms the interior of Santorini, Greece.

Norwegian Jade: Varied destinations & a wealth of experiences

Our review

Snapshot

Sailing the Caribbean in winter and European waters in summer, the 2,402-passenger Norwegian Jade from Norwegian Cruise Line offers a fun, laid-back way to escape to the tropics or explore the historic sites of Europe. Unlike many large ships, which repeat the same itinerary over and over, Jade features a varied selection of cruises, including Western Caribbean sailings to such places as Cartagena, Colombia, Costa Maya, Mexico, and the Panama Canal — that's the one we took last month — as well as the Southen Caribbean and Northern and Western Europe.

We were pleasantly surprised by nearly every aspect of our trip, from the terrific shore excursions to the convivial service to the top-rate meals in the specialty dining package we chose. 

Who will like sailing on Norwegian Jade

Chocolate treats that somehow quickly disappeared from a veranda on Norwegian Jade.
JD Lasica / Special to CruiseableChocolate treats that somehow quickly disappeared from a veranda on Norwegian Jade.

For Caribbean sailings, the passenger makeup is heavily American. (Because our sailing was for 11 nights and during the school year, there were only a few younger families, with seasoned travelers making up the bulk of the guests.)

The ship attracts an international cruising crowd — a mix of North Americans and those from elsewhere — for its European sailings, with most passengers in the 55- to 70-year-old range. During summer months, families are well represented.

Where Norwegian Jade sails

Home ports: Miami (winter season) and Hamburg, Germany (summer season)

Destinations: Norwegian Jade sails Western Caribbean itineraries in winter with stops in Cozumel, Mexico; Harvest Caye, Belize, and Roatan, Honduras. Summer cruises take her to Northern Europe, including Norway, Iceland, France, Spain and the British Isles.

Ratings & awards

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  • 12 Best Ships for 2012, Frommer's (2012)

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Cannons atop a battlement on Castillo San Felipe de Barajas in Cartagena, Colombia.
JD Lasica / Special to CruiseableCannons atop a battlement on Castillo San Felipe de Barajas in Cartagena, Colombia.

Where we sailed & what we loved

We headed out of Miami last month on an 11-night voyage to Cartagena, Colombia, a half-transit of the Panama Canal, Costa Maya, Mexico, Norwegian's private island of Havest Caye in Belize and Roatan, Honduras, as well as three sea days. Our visit to Puerto Limon, Costa Rica, was called off because of high swells. Highlights included the capuchin and titi monkeys on a Panama shore excursion, the Mayan ruins of Dzibanche in Costa Maya, Castillo San Felipe de Barajas and the colorful macaws in the cruise terminal in Cartagena and our first time sailing through the Panama Canal, a still-astonishing marvel of engineering. I'll share Visual Lists of all those highlights on Cruiseable in the coming days.

 

Inside Le Bistro, one of the upscale specialty restaurants on Norwegian  Jade.
JD Lasica / Special to CruiseableInside Le Bistro, one of the upscale specialty restaurants on Norwegian Jade.

Dining

Dining on Norwegian Jade comes in two flavors: standard (no extra cost) and specialty dining (additional cost). Norwegian pioneered the Freestyle Dining concept, so you dine whenever and with whomever you please. The free venues that come with your cruise fare include:

  • Grand Pacific and Alizar main dining rooms: We found the cuisine at the two main dining rooms on decks 6 and 7 somewhat underwhelming. The throwback decor feels more dated than classic. Menu choices include classic entrees such as New York strip steak, rotisserie chicken, beef lasagne, grilled grouper and spaghetti Bolognese. 
  • O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar & Grill: By turns empty or bustling with activity, depending on the night, this sports pub features a long, handsome polished bar and offers appetizers and basic fare such as burgers, fajitas and sandwiches as well as sports action on two large digital TVs and live entertainment from the atrium just below. It's open 24 hours. 
  • Jasmine Garden Asian Restaurant: This elegant adventure into Pan Asian fare is an  experience in fine Japanese, Thai, Chinese cuisine, plus many more authentic Asian dishes. Jasmine has some a la carte charges.
A digital display shows availability at the free and specialty dining rooms.
JD Lasica / Special to CruiseableA digital display shows availability at each dining room. (Click to enlarge.)
  • Topsiders Grill: Right next to the main pool on deck 12 you'll find this buffet-style grill offering bugers, hot dogs, fries and other basic fare. 
  • The Great Outdoors: During breakfast or lunch, this is a great venue at the aft of the ship to help yourself to a buffet featuring prepared-to-cook omelets, waffles, fruit, hamburgers, hot dogs, ethnic specialties and pasta.
  • Room service: It's offered 24 hours a day. Menu items are free but come with a delivery charge of $7.95 per order.
  • Garden Cafe/Kid's Cafe: This indoor buffet features prepared-to-cook omelets, waffles, fruit, soups, ethnic specialties and pasta. Includes a special kid's only area with smaller tables and chairs.

 

A table setting at La Cucina, the fine dining Italian restaurant on Norwegian Jade.
JD Lasica / Special to CruiseableA table setting at La Cucina, the fine dining Italian restaurant on Norwegian Jade.

Norwegian offers a range of dining packages. We chose to opt for specialty dining on five of the eleven nights. Choices include:

  • La Cucina: This wonderful, intimate venue features upscale Italian cuisine, including a choice of pasta and risotto for starters, meat, chicken or fish dishes for the main course and a wide range of Cabernets, Chiantis and Malbecs. The Caprese salad was fresh and light, and the Italian sausage all‘ Olio (spaghetti with extra virgin olive oil and chili flakes) was expertly seasoned and filling, so I passed on the second course.
  • Cagney's Steakhouse: Steak is the name of the game in this upscale traditional steakhouse with large cuts ranging from rib eye to porterhouse. It also serves a wonderful lunch, such as a shrimp cocktail, mixed green salad, burger and lemon sorbet. 
  • Moderno Churrascaria: We began most days with breakfast at Moderno, a light-filled venue on deck 13 overlooking the main pool deck. A choice of waffles, buttermilk pancakes, omelets, French toast and a lavish spread of pastries, yogurts and fruits should start your day off right. At night, Moderno turns into an all-you-can-eat Brazilian showcase of succulent skewers of barbequed meats that are carved tableside.   
Our teppanyaki chef prepares dinner on an open grill.
JD Lasica / Special to CruiseableOur teppanyaki chef prepares dinner on an open grill.
  • Le Bistro French Restaurant: This ornate French restaurant offers a menu of traditional and contemporary French gourmet fare. Sample entrees include salmon fillet, grilled swordfish, coq au vin and grilled beef tenderloin.
  • Teppanyaki Room: This was our first teppanyaki experience, and we loved it. You're seated around a grill in the back room of Jasmine Garden Asian Restaurant with eight other guests as a chef chops, stir-fries and serves your dish with a little dramatic flair thrown in. Main entrees include a wide range of shrimp, seafood, chicken and beef combinations. It's delicious, entertaining and social all at once.
  • Sushi Bar: We didn't have time to check out the Sushi Bar, an a la carte row of seats also inside Jasmine where you can watch chefs prepare spider rolls, tuna rolls, Hawaiian poke, ceviche or other fresh sushi. 

 

The main pool deck on a sunny day during a cruise on Norwegian Jade.
JD Lasica / Special to CruiseableThe main pool deck on a sunny day during a cruise on Norwegian Jade.

Entertainment & activities

Entertainment on Norwegian Jade was generally engaging and satisfying, without soaring to the heights you might find on an MSC Cruises or Royal Caribbean sailing. The big, splashy production number, "Elements," takes place on the next-to-last night with a stage filled with dancers, singers and trapeze artists, and it's definitely worth your time. On other nights the Stardust Theater features a comedian, acrobats, magician, a Motown tribute and more, with shows at 7:30 and 9:30 pm. Photography was not allowed — every night an announcer would solemnly intone, "The use of recording devices is strictly prohibited by international copyright law." Which is not true.

Wander around a bit and you'll bump into a host of activities: nightly karaoke that attracts a large crowd, a "Weakest Link" game show and trivia contests, the talented pianist Carlos, who takes requests at Magnum's Champagne Bar, as well as other lively venues, including the Casin and various card and game rooms. Every evening a few dozen folks would top off their day by heading to the Spinnaker Lounge on deck 13 for some disco and other dance music. During the day, the pool and four whirlpools are the center of the action, with corny poolside contests (the Mr. Sexy Legs Competition) and blaring music.

 

Magnum's Champagne Bar & Wine Bar on Norwegian Jade.
JD Lasica / Special to CruiseableMagnum's Champagne Bar & Wine Bar on Norwegian Jade.

Bars & lounges

OK, I'll say it. One of the best things about Norwegian Jade is the crazy number of great drinking establishments on board. Besides O'Sheehan's and Spinnaker Lounge (mentioned above), here are a handful of other places where you can lift a brew or two:

  • Bliss Lounge: Guests filled the dance floor most nights as a  house band played a
  • Magnum's Champagne & Wine Bar: Magnum's is an Art Nouveau inspiration of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's design elements, colors and artwork. Grab a glass of bubbly and take in the piano music in the adjoining lounge.
Colorful cocktails served at Sugarcane Mojito Bar on the top deck of Norwegian Jade.
JD Lasica / Special to CruiseableColorful cocktails served at Sugarcane Mojito Bar on the top deck of Norwegian Jade.
  • Sugarcane Mojito Bar: Tucked in a corner of Moderno is this small venue that's a good escape from the madding crowd. I attended a mojito class here and wrote about the half-dozen recipes Glen unveiled.
  • Tankards Beer & Whiskey Bar: Throw back a pint in this contemporary full-service bar with a motif that reflects the brewing process.
  • Topsiders Bar & Grill: On the main pool deck is Topsiders, a full bar and grill that's lively during the day but empties out after the sun goes down.

 

A guitarist performs during the Christmas holidays in the atrium of Norwegian Jade.
JD Lasica / Special to CruiseableA guitarist performs during the Christmas holidays in the atrium of Norwegian Jade.

Other highlights

I learned my lessons from my last cruise so I took full advantage of the Pulse Fitness Center, which had an excellent assortment of exercise equipment, stationary bikes and weights — plus morning yoga and aerobics/fitness classes daily.

The Atrium, located in the middle of the ship, was abuzz with activity throughout the afternoon and evening, with guitarist and piano entertainment. Head to the Java Cafe for coffee drinks (extra charge) if the line's too long at the Reception or Shore Excursion desks.

We didn't pay extra for treatments at Mandara Spa, but it offers a full array of spa treatments designed to put you in a peaceful and tranquil mood.

Splash Academy was underused on our sailing because of the dearth of kids, but the handful of kids that did take advantage of arts and crafts, storytelling, treasure hunts, painting sessions, PlayStation consoles, scavenger hunts and other active age-appropriate pursuits.

There's also a large Art Gallery, Photo Gallery, Internet Cafe, cooking classes, sports court and walking track, video arcade, well-stocked library, kiddie pool, business meeting rooms and gift shops on board. And I spent a fun afternoon watching "Kong: Skull Island" in the Stardust Theater. 

Kids can cross a colorful bridge, enter tunnels and stay entertained in Splash Academy aboard your Norwegian Cruise Line sailing.
Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise LineKids can cross a colorful bridge, enter tunnels and stay entertained in Splash Academy aboard Norwegian Jade. 

Disclosure

J.D. Lasica sailed on Norwegian Jade on a press trip as a guest of Norwegian Cruise Line. See Cruiseable's Ethics & Disclosure policy.

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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Stardust Theater
  • Where: Decks 5 & 6

  • What: The Haven
  • Where: Decks 9 to 15

  • What: Mandara Spa
  • Where: Deck 12
  • Fitness Center features a full gym and aerobics/fitness classes daily.
  • If you love playing slots, you can gamble one cent up to $100.
  • Two huge 4,390-square-foot Garden Villas offer three separate bedrooms, private garden with hot tub and access to a private courtyard with pool.

Top dining options on board

Teppanyaki

  • Style: Japanese Hibachi
  • Additional cost
  • Open: Dinner

Moderno Churrascaria

  • Style: International
  • Additional cost
  • Open: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Le Bistro

  • Style: French cuisine
  • Additional cost
  • Open: Dinner

Fast facts

2,402 Passengers [?]
1,078 Crew
15 Decks
2006 Maiden voyage
93,558 Tonnage [?]
965 Length in feet
106 Width in feet (max beam)
2017 REFURBISHED

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