Customer Reviews From CruiseCritic Reviews
"Embarkation was smooth and before noon we were on board. Dining was always great, we just enjoyed eating something different from what we usually eat at home, and we were completely satisfied. We found the buffet to be much more complete and varied than on other ships"
"The evening shows in the Stardust Theater were incredible. There was a magic duo who performed amazing illusions; a husband/wife duo who are classically trained in ballet and performed balancing acts and aerial acts (i.e. aerial hoop, aerial silks); SHOUT, the musical; a tenor opera singer who could sing in five different languages; and the famous ELEMENTS show, which highlighted the magician and the aerial couple along with the entire theater cast. We were more than satisfied with the entertainment! There were also fun games like "The Perfect Couple" and "The Newlywed Game". In addition, the musicians were fantastic and put on great shows in the lounges."
Included in all options
o Cruise, hotel, and flight accommodations for two adults
o One-night pre- or post-cruise stay at a 3-star or higher hotel in Rome
o Roundtrip airfare from John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City, NY
o Transfers from airport to cruise/cruise to airport
o All port charges
o 16 dining options
o 10 bars and lounges
o Basketball/volleyball/tennis court
o Swimming pool and four hot tubs
o Video arcade and Teen Club
o Galleria Boutiques
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Wednesday: Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Thursday: At Sea
Friday: Olympia (Katakolon), Greece
Saturday: Athens (Piraeus), Greece
Sunday: Ephesus (Izmir), Turkey
Monday: Istanbul, Turkey
Tuesday: Istanbul, Turkey
Wednesday: At Sea
Thursday: At Sea
Friday: Naples, Italy
Saturday: Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
The 93,500-ton, 2,402-passenger Norwegian Jade, which is based in Europe year-round, epitomizes NCL's "freestyle" mantra. As you cruise from port to port along stunning coastlines, they keep guests entertained day and night with exciting nightclubs, award-winning restaurants, a grand casino, swimming pools, a pampering spa and so much more.
Ports of Call
The gateway to the ancient city of Rome, Civitavecchia is a mere hour and a half drive to a lifetime's worth of historical, architectural and spiritual sites. Explore before or after your cruise this city full of amazing history and culture found at the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel, and get a taste of the local flavors found in their many varieties of pasta.
Whether you're into sports, history, art, or just lounging by the sea, the charming village of Katakolon, Greece features traditional Greek art by local artists, main street shops, and is close to the famed city of Olympia. While in Olympia, explore the ruins of the Temple of Zeus, which once held one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - a magnificent 40-foot gold and ivory statue of Zeus.
Piraeus is within walking distance to hills strewn with beautiful architecture offering majestic views of the Saronic Gulf. No visit to Athens would be complete without a visit to the Acropolis. There you'll find the Parthenon, the largest building in the Acropolis and one of the world's most awe-inspiring sights. Other points of interest include an archaeological museum, Mikrolimano, where you can enjoy an ouzo accompanied by seafood mezedes.
When you're in the area, travel through the Magnesia Gate, the main entrance to the ancient city, and continue along marble streets grooved by chariot wheels. Gaze upon beautiful temples, porticoes, fountains and frescoes. Discover the three-story Library of Celsus, the Temple of Hadrian, the Odeum, the Fountain of Trajan and the Great Theater.
There's a new aura of excitement in Istanbul these days, as this center of the Ottoman Empire has become one the world's focal points for art, fashion, haute cuisine and nightlife. There's also always an abundance of ancient monuments and grand mosques with stunning frescoes to see here, like the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque. Head to any park and you'll see why tulips have long been the symbol of this city.
Located on Italy's stunning Amalfi coast, a city rich in colorful history and diverse experiences. It is will take you back through the centuries with its grand piazzas, cathedrals and castles in the old centre. But it will also delight your senses and satisfy your coolness quotient with posh shops and sleek bars in neighborhoods like Chiaia and Posillipo.