Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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2-3 cruises


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3 out of 5

Good Cruise, Not Great

Sail Date: December 06, 2008

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Suite

Overall the cruise was ok. Out of the 4 ports we stopped at (Cape Canaveral, Great Stirup Cay, Nassau and Freeport) only the Great Stirrup Cay was right on the beach. The other locations required taking a cab to the beach. Other then that the food was alright but pretty much the same at all restaurants and buffet, we got sick of it by the 4th day. The drinks were weak and expensive. Also they charge a $10 per person perday service charge. No one ever mentions this untill the last day when you see it on your bill. You cant even dispute it without having to speak to atleast 2 managers. I feel that if you like the room service you should be able to tip the house keeping staff yourself. Dont just charge me a fee for it.

Pros: Big Ship, Friendly Staff

Cons: Food wasnt great, same stuff all the time.

Recommends Norwegian Gem? Yes!

Children's Programs
Food and Dining
Ship Quality
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
This is the worst port we stopped at, there is nothing in the imidiate vicinity. Its an industrial port. The closest beach was 11 miles away and we were in port from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM. You do the math!!!
Nassau, Bahamas
Right next to the town, good for shopping and walking around. Nothing else really there.
Port Canaveral, Florida
Kennedy Space Center is a lot of fun!
Great Stirrup Cay (Cruiseline Private Island), Bahamas
Good beach and good snorkling.

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