March 2015 - 9 Night Eastern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Gem
Embarkation and disembarkation from New York were a breeze when you get to the pier after 1:30 p.m. The ports of San Juan and Tortola were the greatest. Of course Tortola is a tendering port and unless you can walk, one cannot get off the ship. The couple of hours in San Juan were a waste of time. The ship itself needs a lot to be done to make it up to par. Carpets are old, there was a smell of sewer in my cabin and hallway on the 8th deck, entertainments for 4 days at sea were lacking although the Cruise Director, DanDan was fantastic. Cabin steward and the dining room Maitre d's were very helpful in accommodating our party of 10, especially Karina in the Pacific Dining Room. The rock climbing wall is still not in use. The food was MOSTLY SALTY and one could barely eat some of the dishes, because of the excess of salt, being witnessed by more than us. This is not my first time in Norwegian, certainly my last.
I will return to RCL and Princess definitely and soon.