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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 14, 2009
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 9 years ago
Sailing from New York is great if you really hate air travel, however, remember you are trading beach days for at sea days. The mid-Atlantic in March is still chilly and windy, so plan on using the incredible indoor facilities.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We loved freestyle. Choosing a different restaurant every night was so much fun. The menus were changing and creative.


5 out of 5
A great variety, very enjoyable, we loved the magic show and the improvisational comedy group, Second City.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone went above and beyond, it was incredible.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The Gem is a beautiful new ship with the hardest working staff I have ever seen.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Perfect. A junior suite was comfortable for 2 adults and 1 teen. The design of the room made privacy a non-issue.
3 out of 5
The logistics of getting all those passengers off the ship and then back on again makes this a difficult day. This is really the only chance for a beach day.

Pros: Service and facilities, flawless.

Cons: The orane juice was a little weak.

Recommends Norwegian Gem? Yes!

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