The Ports were beautiful

Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Western Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 06, 2008
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 years ago

We don't cruise for the food. So we were surprised that we did not even like the food. We never met our room steward and the crew was busy talking among themselves so there were few smiles or hellos for passengers. The buffet area was like a zoo and grill out by the pools
never had fresh food. They would get down to 1 burger no buns and would
have nothing going to replenish the grill. This was at lunchtime. Just was
not organized. Sometimes the breakfast buffet would be open at 6:00am
sometimes 6:30 didn't matter what day but you could not figure out their
schedules. We has reservations at Cagney's Steakhouse at 5:30 and they
weren't ready until close to 6:00 . Ship was new and seemed clean.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

1 out of 5

Ship Quality

1 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
3 out of 5
We would have preferred 2 days in Rome or Florence and skipped Malta
Don't Miss: None
5 out of 5
What a beautiful clean city. Everything from the Colosseum , to the Sistine Chapel the fountains the Spainsh Steps. We booked RomeinLimo and our driver was great. It was less expensive than the ships private tour driver even in Euros
3 out of 5
Pompeii was very interesting
Don't Miss: Seeing Pompeii..
5 out of 5
Not enough time in Florence. The drive time only gives you a little over a hour to see the city.
Don't Miss: The squares and a beautiful marble church outdoor cafes.
5 out of 5
We chose Monaco and Monte Carlo tour. Beautiful area
Don't Miss: Seeing the Grand Casino and the lovely villas

Pros: The Ports

Cons: The ship

Recommends Norwegian Gem? No.

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