- Norwegian Gem - Never Going with NCL again!!
In response to review, jleslie48 says ...
your rant is very strange. you claim to have traveled on NCL 10+ times but at the same time seem surprised at the sur-charges that have been part of the NCL cruises for years. Why exactly after 10 times is all of a sudden these things a problem for you? Also if you get seasick why are you still cruising?
"Expect to be overcharged for just about everything on board the ship." I have no idea what you are talking about. My bill on the exact same cruise was $10.76. the $10 was for extra tips I gave for great service at the french restaurant, and the 0.76 was sales tax because I ordered drinks while in NYC harbor and NY wanted its sales tax. We ate at the specialty resturants 5 nights for free, and all drinks and tip were included.
Wow. Sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience. None of the things that you are complaining about are new. These are all changes that were instituted over the last 2 years and some have been in place longer than that. As for paying for the water in your room, yes if you read the conditions of the UBP you will note that the bar fridge in the cabin is exempt from the UBP. You must go to a bar to utilize the package. As for the daily fees and service charge, you will see them on the other cruise lines as well with the exception of some of the higher priced more exclusive lines where everything is included but you pay a lot more for it up front. I am sorry that you were disappointed.
Do you feel that if you knew about these things in advance that it would have enabled you to enjoy your cruise more?
Thanks for the review, sorry you did not enjoy yourself.
I will be sailing on NCL in 2017, the information that you provide will be helpful. I know there will be charges even when we prepay a whole bunch.
Thank you for posting your review. It is unfortunate that you did not have a great time. Maybe it is time to try another line?
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