Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Deck Hand

4-6 cruises


Helpful Votes

5 out of 5

Thank you NCL

Sail Date: June 01, 2008

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

We are from Belgium and it's for us our first "american 'cruise. We've cruise with european company and can say that's not to compare. Quality of food realy better (we'de like all speciality restaurants but also the free ones. buffet choice is wonderfull)
Freestyle is realy to apreciate because you just do what you want! We like to go to restaurant and don't care to pay more if we can have quality, what we had. We needed a vacation in couple and we never had problem to have a table for two. We didn't take excurtion whitch were expensive (like on all other cruise company) and we don't play bingo or casino so it was for us our cheaper cruise and the best.

Pros: freestyle

Cons: entertainment

Recommends Norwegian Gem? Yes!

Sometimes missed a real animation team during the day to make people dance on the decks,...
Shows: good singers but very bad dancers!
Ship Quality
Boat not to big, decoration chic but not choc. Differents outside decks for quite or animation with nice and good seats, colors,... All bars and restaurants are not at the same place on the boat witch give impresion of more places.
Food and Dining
a lot of differents restaurants give better quality of food (easyer to make good food for 50 people than for 2000)
Cabin / Stateroom
A litle bit small but only to sleep!
Service and Staff
I've heard and read lot of critics about staff but for us, everyone was kind and regardness!

Was this review helpful? 16

Be the first to comment

Leave a Comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.


* is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. is not responsible for content on external web sites.

Back to Top