May 2014 - Norwegian Gem to Caribbean - Bahamas
Usually book a balcony but all those cabins are full of smoke so we tried an outside cabin. The cabin was fine except do not book stateroom 8106 unless you are deaf. It sits over the boat deck and near the bowling alley disco & smoking area so noise travels up the stairway inside and outside from howling drunks who congregate outside Bliss. Called the guest relations every night - they offered to move us but only had a cabin way forward available and we were all moved in. Security was very lax in taking care of problem thus the nightly calls. Guest relations did try their best to make it up to us with comp dinner and shipboard credit but I would rather have had the sleep. On the plus side we had a good cabin stewart and the staff was very accommodating. Also, the fish was good which is unusual on many cruise ships. Excusion to Disneyland was too expensive and not enough time. We made out own arrangements to Atlantis and were happy with that choice. We liked the comedian Michael Somervile and would have liked to see more comedians. All in all we would recommend this ship before the summer season for couples on their own.