Built in 2006 and carrying up to 2400 passengers, Norwegian Jade falls right in the middle of Norwegian’s fleet, in terms of age and capacity.
The ship is an odd mix of themes. Originally built as Pride of Hawaii, in compliance with the Jones Act, for cruises to Hawaii, the ship still retains some of that flavour; the corridors are an endless row of cabin doors dressed up as, bright yellow, beach hut doors, while the main dining room is named after Matson Line and features an odd assortment of murals depicting “traditional Hawaiian scenes” amidst an "ocean liners of yore" motif.
There is no mention of allusion to “Jade” other than the name and gaudy hull art.
Elsewhere, there are large areas of the ship which seem to sport a bad art-deco theme. A recent renovation aimed at a “classier, understated, European style” was extremely superficial and limited to a few areas.
Furthermore, Norwegian Jade seems particularly unsuited to the northern European cruises she’s now sailing - there is precious little indoor space so, during inclement weather, every corner of the ship seems crowded. There is certainly no covered pool or other concession to the reality of weather in the Fjords of Scandinavia.
In the Mediterranean or Caribbean, this may be a fine ship, but it doesn’t function well sailing north from Southampton and Hamburg.