February 2015 - 10 Night Eastern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Gem
Recommend with limitations
Ship still in good condition. Being a platinum member the benefits are great. The food quality has gone downhill though. No Captain dinner, no lobster, no shrimp cocktail. Meat dry lacking sufficient gravy. Desserts good. Had a significant amount of activities to participate in,. If one has any physical incapacities would avoid as on alternate weeks in St. Thomas they tender and use lead lifeboat and the same for Tortola. On this trip there was one broken leg, one ankle and lacerations from the above. There was also a multitude of guests from Canada aboard and it was difficult getting in dining rooms. They should rename the cruise freestyle when available as these very large groups had advance reservations and tied up all the dining rooms. O'Sheehans pub was very good to eat in though. So I would recommend with limitations.