samjr67

samjr67
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Hometown: Pipersville PA
Joined: 05/24/2014
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Norwegian Breakaway

May 2015 - Norwegian Breakaway to Bermuda

Read the FINE print!

Norwegian is awesome. The Breakaway was a fabulous ship and I am sure we will travel on her again. My title refers to . In this case we did not read the fine print and were screwed out of our $50 on board credit. Apparently, in order to receive said credit we were required to fill out a form (not supplied) and mail it more than 21 days prior to our cruise. Our Agent failed to mention said caveat to our OBC and as such we didnt receive any. So, the cruise and the cruise line get 5 stars. gets 0. We won't be using this service again, as we will direct book with Norwegian from now on. Oh, CC graciously refunded us $50 after the fact, uh yeah!

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Norwegian Gem

May 2014 - Norwegian Gem to Caribbean - Bahamas

First time cruisers

The ship, the Gem is awesome. The food was great. The stateroom, midship balcony was small, yet comfortable. The service was excellent, staff was attentive. Plenty of things to do onboard. The first two ports are very nice, we went to Cocoa Beach for some shopping, and Great Stirrup Cay, NCL's private island, was fun. Our stop in Nassau wasn't the greatest. The port area was a tad seedy. As soon as we got to Festival Place we were acosted by many "cabbies"  offering tours etc. That really isn't our thing. Some of our port departures were earlier than advertised, however, we were already back on board by then. The two days back to New York were kind of a let down. While on the way down to Canaveral there was lots to do on board. Excursion planning, shopping highlights, etc. On the way back there was some shows but not many geared towards our age group.  We enjoyed ourselves, it was a nice trip. We have heard that after our cruise, the route was modified, with more port time and even an overnight. We will definitely cruise with Norwegian again.

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samjr67's Tips

Nassau, Bahamas - The port area was not nice. Actually had to go 2 blocks inland to get to tourist area. The public beach is on other side of a hotel, quite a walk from the ship.
Port Canaveral, Florida - Don't plan on waiting in port area to make phone calls, the port area is a secure zone, we had to leave the port to call our family before departing.
New York, New York - When you debark at end, there is no place to wait for a ride. The make you cross 12th Ave and wait on the corner.
Norwegian Gem Norwegian Gem - Great Outdoors Buffet for breakfast. The main buffet was too crowded and people were generally rude. Blue Lagoon is open 24 hours. We had late night snacks almost every night. Food was great.

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