overhyped and under delivered
Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean
Sail Date: June 29, 2008
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 9 years ago
The ship is beautiful but lacks a lot of luster. Our first 36 hours was appalling. We have cruised on Royal Caribbean several times before and should have stayed with them! The staff aboard the Gem is rude and unattentive. They will not so a thing for you unless there is a major problem and then they start to kiss your feet. There is a limit to the term 'freestyle cruising' . There are little to no planned activities during sailing times and you have to pay for every little item aboard ship other than one or two restaurants. And speaking of restaurants...the food is great in Magentas and the buffet but go outside of that and it is lackluster cafeteria food. If it's between the two stick with another cruiseline and let the Gem work out all of its 'kinks'
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
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Ports of Call
Don't Miss: check out the lemons!
Don't Miss: st. pauls cathedral?
Pros: the food
Cons: lack of service, entertainment