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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 12, 2008
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 9 years ago
I have cruised many times before and I have to say that this was the first with Norwegian and probably one of the best. I took my kids (11,13,17) and it was their first cruise. They had a blast!! Kids program is beyond excellent. Food is delicious, but shocked that most restaurants had a surcharge. Good thing is you don't need to eat at these places, bad news is that they were great and you should give some of them a try. Brand new ship and very upscale.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
DO NOT miss Teppanyaki's. If you eat at only 1 surcharge restaurant make this your choice! Entertaining and the best filet mignon I have had ever.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Bingo was ridiculously expensive. Shows at night were excellent. Plenty of activities to choose from, but not enough entertainment centered around the pool areas.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Beyond EXCELLENT. Cheerful, organized, an abundance of scheduled activities. I will never bring my children on any other cruiseline after having experienced this program.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Some of the staff at the casino were rude. Service a bit slow in a couple of restaurants.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Small cabins, but how much time do you actually spend there anyway????
3 out of 5
I don't enjoy this port. Little to do right off the ship. There is a small straw market there to browse through. An excursion would be a great idea to see the sites.
3 out of 5
Rent a car at companies onsite at the port and buy Disney tickets at the park. Will save you a TON of money.
5 out of 5
Take a horse and buggy ride through town. Visit the Atlantis.

Pros: Freestyle dining

Cons: Most restaurants have a surcharge

Recommends Norwegian Gem? Yes!

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