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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Sail Date: October 01, 2009
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago
The ship was fantastic and it was very easy to find things. Very nice and spacious.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
There were only a couple of restaurants that I would recommend, the Orchid Garden (oriental) and the Grand Pacific. Both of these charged a cover but the flavors were excellent. The buffet and even some of the other cover charge restaurants (Cagney's Steak House and the mexican food place) were bland. The 5 ounce fillet at Cagney's should have been presented MUCH better.


3 out of 5
The adult programs (that indicated 18 years and older) seemed to not enforce that "18 years and older" requirement. We went to a comedy act that required adults only to find children seated in the front row. There didn't seem to be anywhere that the adults could go without children.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff was kind, courteous, professional, and friendly. They almost always asked how we were doing and said "have a nice time!" - they were the best!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our cabin was SO comfortable. The bed was very cozy and the bathroom was quite functional. The space was well thought out and efficient. It was a very nice room.

Pros: The professional/courteous/friendly staff

Cons: The food

Recommends Norwegian Gem? Yes!

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