Nice Ship Overcrowded

Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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Norwegian Gem

7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)

Sail Date: December 22, 2007

Ship: Norwegian Gem

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 11 years ago

Review Summary

The ship itself I have no qualms- but wait times for elevators was multiple minutes each time, travelling with an older person made it difficult and frustrating-

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food was good could not book specialty dining due to overpopulated and overcrowded conditions was travellling with a gluten allergy person in my party and NCL crew did a great job of providing gluten free food


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
THis cruise would have been terrible if the staff was not so good to be able to accomodate the overpopulated condition of the ship

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
NCL crew did a great job with upkeep - however the ship was overcrowded

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our room attendant did a great job

Ports Of Call

Nassau, Bahamas

1 out of 5
Straw market disappointing - nothing to really see

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruiseline Private Island), Bahamas

3 out of 5
Wait time for the day cumulatively for the tender to shuttle was in excess of an hour- Unacceptable. The island was OK hard to enjoy with so many people

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

3 out of 5
Beach was nice- the stopover was too short

Port Canaveral, Florida

1 out of 5
Nothing to see

Pros: Freestyle format

Cons: NCL overbooked - Too many people - wait times were unacceptable

Recommends Norwegian Gem? Yes!

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