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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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7 Night Western Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 24, 2008
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 9 years ago
It is a brand new great comfortable ship. The service quality, the staff, the food are all excellent. The Garden villa we stayed in, is better than any 5 stars hotel in Europe or the Middle East, The Garde villa came with a private very experienced and pleasent concierge and buttler. This made a huge difference. We felt that we were cruising in a private Yacht. If you can afford this luxury dont settle for anything else.
The major disadvantage was the crowd on the ship they were many kids that were very loud and messy.
The ship had a great gym but unfortunatly they allowed kids below 14 to ply around and there wasnt much supervision, they made the gym visit not comfortable and very noisy.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Great variety and very good staff


3 out of 5
The bowling was great fun we chose not participate or see any other entertainnment activities

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
experienced, pleasent and very punctual

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship pool area was always over crowded and the poor staff could do much about it.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Best suite/Garden villa I have ever experienced on a cruise ship
5 out of 5
We did a private tour which is not that cheap but was worth it as we had time to see Pisa and Portofino and enjoy a fantastic lunch at the famous Splendido hotel. we even had an Olive Oil tasting mini lecture
Don't Miss: Lunch in Splendido Hotel
5 out of 5
Aways nice to see rome the food and restaurent choice was excellent
5 out of 5
Great tour great tour operator and guide
Don't Miss: Dont miss Pompi visit
5 out of 5
Since we knew this area we had our own rent a car did some shopping and had lunch in Nice
3 out of 5
We took the horse back riding tour we were disappointed with the quality of the stable it does not reflect the price we paid for.

Pros: Fantastic rooms great choice of food outlets extremly organized services

Cons: The crowd...

Recommends Norwegian Gem? Yes!

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