February 2016 - Norwegian Gem to Caribbean - Eastern
There is much to praise; we appreciated the length of the trip, and it's departure from NY. The Spa was FABULOUS ! Our cabin, while small, was perfectly adequate. So why not a higher rating? There was way too much smoking on the ship; we were not able to use our balcony because those to the left and right of us used theirs to smoke. We had to leave the Casino after 10 minutes because of smoke. Even at the Champagne bar you were accosted by smoke emanating from other areas. It was also unfortunate that 50% of the time we were compelled to get our own drinks because table service was the worst we have ever experienced on a cruise.