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Experience the voyage of a lifetime on the innovative Norwegian Gem. Revel in Freestyle Cruising - the freedom to enjoy your choice of unscheduled onboard amenities. Watch the world unfold by the pool. Later, revive with a cappuccino in the Java Cafe. Eat as you please with Freestyle Dining at 13 unique dining options. Little shipmates are in for nonstop fun at Tree Top Kid's Club, while teens can dance and hang out in the Leopard Lounge. Find your fortune in the Casino, then toast to your adventure at sea in the champagne bar.

Sails from:

New York, New York , San Francisco, California , Boston, Massachusetts

Cruises to:

Caribbean - Southern , Caribbean - Bahamas , Bermuda , Caribbean - Southern , Canada, New England, New York

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4.3 out of 5

We had a great Southern Caribbean Cruise by esplicer

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All in all we had a great time. I found that a lot if the wait staff in the Buffet did understand english very well when you asked them for something so I had to track down a supervisor or Matre'D to get what was needed. The specialty restaurants were very good and had good service. I was a little disappointed that I didn't see my cabin Steward till 9pm on the 1st night. I feel he should had made quick introductions to each room prior to getting heavily involved with one guest for an extended time. After that he turned out to be very good.

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4.6 out of 5

Wonderful and relaxing by lolabean

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Pros: excellent price, 11 days, 6 ports, 2 full days at sea going and coming (great for de-stressing), special food needs were accommodated. Buffet was nicely organized with good variety. Cons: dining room service was slow and a bit disorganized at times. Italian food in the mdr was mediocre. Overall: would do it again!

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4.6 out of 5

A Much Needed Cruise Getaway by rscoons

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Get there as early as you can and start your cruise early. We took Yankee Trails Bus service down from the Albany, NY area. We were down at the port by 10:30am. Since we tagged our luggage, the next time that we saw it was around 1:30pm outside our stateroom door. We were on board and had our first drink in our hand by 11:30am. We had lunch and then took advantage of some to the tours that were offered. Our stateroom (8526) was ready around 1pm. The luggage showed up about 1/2 hour later. We unpacked and were able to get 2 of our large suitcases and one carry on under the bed. I had purchased an over the door shoe holder and it fit nicely over the outside of the bathroom door giving us extra room for toiletries, sunscreen, first aid kit, medications, etc... Loved the PrivaSea balcony which gave us extra protection from the extreme weather conditions we experienced through the cruise. Bed was comfy and much bigger than expected as it was more like a king size rather than a queen. All of our meals were either buffet style or at the complimentary restaurants. All meals were good and you could eat as much as you wanted to. Enjoyed several of the scheduled on board activities. My favorite was The Perfect Couple. The only let down of the cruise was when my husband's 2 tank scuba diving excursion was canceled due to a lack of interest/participation. We had purchased 2 passes for the Mandara SPA VIP Thermal Suite online before the cruise which saved each of us $29. That was one of the main highlights for us. We felt pampered and it was so relaxing. It was perfect because we were not able to take advantage of the outdoor pools and Jacuzzi due to the extreme weather conditions. The spa was not overly crowded. We had towels and bathrobes available along with refreshments. Finally, the view off the spa was amazing. Bermuda was very nice, but the weather played a factor on the first day. On the second day, my husband and I were able to visit Horseshoe Bay Beach and do some shopping at the Dockyard before heading back onto the ship. In all, we had a wonderful time and will definitely cruise again with Norwegian Cruise Line.

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3.3 out of 5

Nice cruise to Bermuda, but would not go on NCL again. by jasonvanhevel

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The cruise itself was fine. The boat is getting older and it shows in some areas. The main issue was with how awful the technology onboard is. Want the beverage package? Write it out on a sales slip from 1990. Same at the shops. Then they triple charged for drinks. Had to fill out more paper slips to get it fixed. We had the soda package and they billed us for soda. Took THREE trips to customer service to get it removed. Then they cancelled our excursions without warning. Nightmare to get back on them. Having done my most recent cruises on RCCL, it just seems like NCL is stuck in 2000 in terms of onboard technology and customer service. Will be cruising on RCCL from now on when it's an option.

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4.1 out of 5

Norwegian Gem great ship wonderful everything by viviennepagano

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NCL Gem is our favorite ship! The staff is so friendly and accommodating. They keep everything extremely clean. Main Shows are like off broadway quality The lounge performances are also enjoyable Food and drinks great Doesn’t matter which port you visit the Gem is a wonderful experience

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tony66
Feb 16, 2017

Avoid peak times at breakfast buffet if you can

newyorkexpress
Dec 26, 2015

Restaurants are extremely overpriced even for New York standards. Spinnaker Lounger too small to hold trivia,dance and contest shows. Smoking anywhere on board should be forbidden. Loudspeakers in sunbathing aft deck should be OFF!

cmtuttle
Jun 10, 2015

If you think these cruise ships don't read or act on your comments, I complained after our Breakaway trip and our dinner at Moderno that nothing was marked at the buffet in it. This cruise? EVERY SINGLE DISH at the buffet was marked. If you are a fan of eating all types of meat, this din is great!

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