Sailing in the Mediterranean and Western Caribbean, the 2,402-passenger Norwegian Jade is a midsize ship that still has an intimate feel. The ship also packs in the fun, with a twisting waterslide, Vegas- and Broadway-style shows, and 19 dining venues.
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Spa Staterooms: If you're craving a bit of pampering while you cruise, book a Spa Mini-Suite, a Spa Balcony cabin, or the Haven Spa Suite. These rooms come with access to the Mandara Spa and complimentary use of the Thermal Suite, sauna, hydrotherapy pools, and heated loungers.
Malting's: This intimate bar is for those who would rather sip a dram of whiskey or a pint of lager at sea instead of a tropical frozen beverage. It's a great spot to hit before dinner or after a show.
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La Cucina and Le Bistro: The Jade's Italian and French restaurants (priced a la carte) are worth an upgrade from the main dining room. The ambience plays as much of a role as the food: La Cucina is decked out in decor inspired by the Tuscan countryside, while Le Bistro has the charm of a Parisian cafe.
The Haven Suites and Villa: The "ship within a ship" area has a private concierge as well as butler service. Book a suite here and you get access to the courtyard with a private pool, sundeck, fitness area, and hot tub.
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Who It's Best For
The Schedule-Phobic: Norwegian Cruise Line's signature "Freestyle Cruising" allows you to dine when you want and party when you feel like it. The Jade's itineraries in the Med and Caribbean, along with multiple bars and lounges, lively shows, and dance parties, enhance the ship's laid-back vibe.
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Crowded Out: Norwegian Jade has two small pools and just four hot tubs, meaning space is at a premium in these hot spots, especially during sea days. Loungers fill up quickly.
John Roberts is a New Jersey-based writer for ShermansCruise who worked at The Virginian-Pilot.
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Norwegian Jade at a Glance
- Line: Norwegian Cruise Line
- Class: Jewel
- Number of Passengers: 2402
- Ship Size: Large
- Launch Date: 2006