Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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4-6 cruises


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2 out of 5

Not Impressed!!!

Sail Date: April 01, 2008

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

We recently sailed on the GEM. First of all the staterooms are smaller than we experienced on the Carnival. Very tight quarters, the pictures are deceiving, actually not much more room than if we had an inside cabin.

Secondly, the area for the buffett line is totally laid out wrong.Very disorganized. Totally chaos!!! All the people are crammed in this one area going every which way. Not impressed!!!

The service in the buffet area( if there was any???) was lacking. A few times we were there we had to ask to have the table cleaned and also had to ask for cutlery or find it ourselves.

The cabin stewart was not aon the ball when it came to cleaning or making up the cabin.

This was our first cruise with NCL and our last. We have sailed 5 times with Carnival and would not switch to NCL.. The only reason we sailed this time was due to the Ports of Call.

Never again!

Pros: Ports of Call

Cons: Design of the Ship

Recommends Norwegian Gem? No.

Ship Quality
The washroom next to the theatre wasn't as clean as I expected.
Cabin / Stateroom
Small , bathroom design confines one.
Food and Dining
Dining room service was fine. However, I think they are trying to force you to their speciality resturants.
Service and Staff

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