Norweigan Gem - Nice trip
Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean
Sail Date: September 21, 2008
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago
Review SummaryThe ship's check in was smooth and we were on within 30 minutes. Our room (mini suite) was nice and the ship was laid out well with nice public areas. The casino was fun, pool was great. Only a few things could make it better for our experience. Live music by the pool was so loud - no one could hear eachother speak. Some of the speciality restaurants weren't worth it. Le Bistro and Teppenyaki were the exceptions - very good. Disembarkation was a nightmare - reception had no idea on how to explain it to you. We had no checked luggage, so they were struggling with how to catch the bus to the airport. That was a free for all - no bus reservations, busses leaving an hour late. Its too bad that's the way it ended but it did. Not sure why you can't reserve a bus seat. Would make it so much easier.
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Don't Miss: coliseum walk through!
Don't Miss: The beach
Don't Miss: Vineyard -taste of malta
Don't Miss: pompeii - amazing artifacts
Pros: The ship was clean, fun and had good places to hang out and eat
Cons: Excursions were too far from ports on two occasions. Staff seemed unhappy at meal time. Music too loud by pool. Disembarkation nightmare.