Norwegian Gem

3.6 out of 5

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Norwegian Gem is a large ship, carrying 2394 passengers and 1126 crew, and sails from New York, New York and New Orleans, Louisiana.

Sails from: New Orleans, Louisiana, New York, New York

Cruises to: Caribbean - Bahamas, Caribbean - Western, Caribbean - Eastern

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Very nice

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)
It was just me and my child, and I found myself making heavy use of Splash Academy where the children go and play and you can do whatever. The staff was great and she had a lot of fun. I got to eat dinners in peace and go to the casino :). I didn't not realize that Great Stirrup Cay is basically a beach, that is all there is to do there, so people might want to know that. Not thrilled with the choice of tv programming available and $10 to watch a movie is very pricey. I've been on other cruises and this ship before and found out they no longer do the chocolate buffet, which is a shame. Usually the last night, the chefs do a whole bunch of intricate carvings and people line up to see it and take pictures and then they open it up for eating, but no more. :( Overall it was nice, the Duo Aura show was amazing and recommend it to everyone.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Best Vacation That I Have Been On.

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

It was a great cruise.  Everything was great.  Food was excellent and the service was amazing.  I would definitely recommend this trip to others.  I went with my husband and it was his first cruise and he loved it.  He was impressed by the service and how great the food was.Happy

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

good time had by all

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

nice, clean ship, shows were your typical cruise ship shows, nothing special , didn't go to all, you get to a point you can only deal with so much sing and dancing. disappointed only one poolside activity such as pool olympics. I love the hot dog eating contest, mr sexy legs,etc. good offerings for platuim members however, they didn't include my 17yr old son in on them, which is another disappointment, since he is just as much a platuim member as me and my husband traveling with him and when you spend enough to get to that level, your traveling dependants. show reap the benefits as well.  Service good in restaurants and cabin stewart.. was also disappointed they don't allow cases of water being brought on. Happy

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  • Price: $

  • Size: L

  • Total Passengers: 2394

  • Total Crew: 1126

  • Crew to Passenger Ratio: 2.13

  • Built: Oct 2007

  • Refurbished: 7 yrs ago

  • Number of Decks: 12

  • Total Cabins: 1197

  • Cabin Categories: 43

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tony66
Contributor Level: Cruise Director
Feb 16, 2017

Avoid peak times at breakfast buffet if you can

newyorkexpress
Contributor Level: Third Mate
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
Contributor Level: Purser
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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