I'm glad to see other people notice how well the Gem is laid out. It is the main reason I keep coming back to the Gem. There were 2800 passengers on that cruise (I was on the same one,) and for the life of me I can't figure out where they all were. None of the venues were empty, but none were overcrowded. None of the other ships I've ever been on do a better job of dispersing the crowds. this is not to mention the style with which the GEM does it. No plasticity shopping mall decorations, but rather wood, glass and luxury.
Review by kaallin52
In response to review, jleslie48 says ...
I am so pleased to know that you enjoyed your cruise.
We were on her the week (10 days ) before you. That was our 5th time on the Gem. She is a great ship with a great staff.