Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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7+ cruises


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4 out of 5

A Nice Cruise!

Sail Date: January 16, 2008

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

The ship is very beautiful. The ports of call are all nice and offer different things.

Pros: The ship is beautiful

Cons: The time at some ports was too short

Recommends Norwegian Gem? Yes!

I went to a couple of shows they were ok. We basically did our own thing. If you like movies at night you might want to bring a laptop or personal dvd player you cant always get stations at sea.
Ship Quality
The ship was very well kept. There is not a moment that goes by that someone is wiping or cleaning.
Food and Dining
The restaurants were great. You have to try the mexican and italian there is not a cover charge for them very good. The steak house is wonderful. If you book early you can get a two for one deal and go twice for the same money.
Cabin / Stateroom
I had an inside cabin and it was as small as to be expected. Decorated nice. Great for nap taking because of no natural light. A deal for the money.
Service and Staff
Everyone was wonderful. I did have a slight problem in the onboard jewlery store. If you make a purchase be sure you are total in love with it before the ring you up, they do not do refunds only exchanges for a equal or more valued item. They dont tell you.
Bridgetown, Barbados
You have to take a tour here there is cute little monkeys to see. What a beautiful island.
St. John's, Antigua
The taxi guys are very pushy. We stayed in the dock area. There are many shops there is a guy who plays music in the center. A couple of bars and resturants. Plenty of shopping. Not much in the town square.
Road Town, Tortola, B.V.I.
The boat is here the shortest time out of all. The island does not offer much if you dont book an excursion. We took a two hour tour for 20.00 each which was a deal. The driver takes you all over the island and you can get some great pictures from the mountain top, what a beautiful site.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
This is the best island of them all. Shopping is very cheap here. Save your money until you get here, you will get some real deals. The shopping is even cheaper if you go off the board walk. Be sure to bring your bathing suit you can take a water taxi to the board walk and the beach is a stones throw from the board walk. Get off the boat and enjoy the whole day here it is worth losing some sleep. Be carefull of the time share offers it will eat most of your time here and it is really not worth it.
Don't Miss: BEACH
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
We just took a taxi to town and did some shopping. If you are looking to go to the beach they are absolutely beautiful.

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