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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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7 Night Western Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 08, 2008
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 10 years ago
The staff was great. Everyone was very friendly and attentive. There was a good show every night and the view from our balcony as we pulled into each port was amazing. They had both and adult and kids pool and hot tubs.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The buffet was pretty good. There were many choices but it wasn't anything to write home about. The specialty restaurants were great but there is a fee.


5 out of 5
There was always a show. There were three dancing shows on a seven day cruise. It would have been better to mix it up a little more. They have theme parties every night which are a lot of fun.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
For the most part everyone was very helpful.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Everything was always clean. The rooms are cleaned twice a day and the restaurants and clubs were turned over quickly.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Nice size for a ship and a very nice sized balcony with chairs. The beds are very comfortable and everything was kept clean and stocked.
5 out of 5
Beautiful with the city of Mdina in the middle. A very interesting step back in time.
Don't Miss: Mdina
3 out of 5
Monaco and Monte Carlo were very nice cities but very rich. If you don't have a lot of money to spend don't plan on getting much.
Don't Miss: Monte Carlo Grand Casino
5 out of 5
Sorrento has a great farm that you can sample all homemade food. The pasta is the best I've ever had. Along with that is a beautiful countryside and the city of Pompeii.
Don't Miss: Sorrento
5 out of 5
For obvious reasons this was a great step back in history. I would recommend taking just the shuttle they offer because there is not enough time to see and shop otherwise. Vatican city has the biggest cathedral built during the Renaissance.
Don't Miss: The whole city
5 out of 5
The city of Florence is great. It's very beautiful with great little shops. Many of them are designers that are very expensive.
Don't Miss: The town center of Florence

Pros: The different ports offered

Cons: Too little time to see everything

Recommends Norwegian Gem? Yes!

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