Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

The Ports were beautiful

Sail Date: July 06, 2008

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

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.

Pros: The Ports

Cons: The ship

Recommends Norwegian Gem? No.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy
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.
Valletta, Malta
We would have preferred 2 days in Rome or Florence and skipped Malta
Don't Miss: None
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
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
Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France
We chose Monaco and Monte Carlo tour. Beautiful area
Don't Miss: Seeing the Grand Casino and the lovely villas
Naples, Italy
Pompeii was very interesting
Don't Miss: Seeing Pompeii..

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