April 2015 - 9 Night Eastern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Gem
A very good NCL experience
Overall this is a very good cruise but talking to many of the passengers, we feel that it would be better to eliminate Puerto Rico and especially Tortola and spend two day in each of the other ports. There is so much to do in both St. Maarten and St. Thomas that you could spend a lot of time there and still not get to do or see everything; both have endless shopping, beautiful beaches and rich history. The time spent in the other to ports was too short and personally Tortolla was like visiting a depressed neighborhood. A stop at NCL's island would have been a much better day.
The ship itself was as always excellent with a great staff and very good food. If there were a drawback , there could be a better variety of entertainment throughout the day; ie. they had a few movies but late at night and not a very great selection; they could have provided movies during the day with a family theme for example.