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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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Norwegian Gem

7 Night Western Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)

Sail Date: May 31, 2009

Ship: Norwegian Gem

Cabin Type: Inside

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Review Summary

Ship was very clean, but NCL truly works to rip you off at every turn.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Excellent

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Good

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Excellent

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Excellent

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Good

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Good

Ports Of Call

Naples, Italy

3 out of 5
Naples is not recommended. Pompei is.

Valletta, Malta

3 out of 5

Cannes, France

3 out of 5

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

3 out of 5
Not enough time.

Pros: Staff was wonderful

Cons: No Euro to draw off ATM, fees to take money, fees to exchange money, fees on everything. ie - $12 a day per person not in original price. Excursions were 4-6 times more than just getting a taxi yourself.

Recommends Norwegian Gem? No.

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