Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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2-3 cruises


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3 out of 5

Hidden Costs Everywhere

Sail Date: May 31, 2009

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Inside

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

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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Children's Programs
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