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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Sail Date: January 01, 2010
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago
In general, the stateroom and steward we had on this trip was probably the worst we've ever had. While freestyle dining is a plus, if you want better food you're encouraged to go to one of the many speciality restaurants; each with an incremental service fee ranging from $10 to $25 each. Everything on the ship seem to be ala carte.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The speciality restaurants were above average. The Bistro French restaurant was the best we tried.


3 out of 5
The professional entertainment was pretty good. Myn one disappointment was that there were no shore excursions available for the handicapped. Frankly, just getting out of the cold weather was a plus anyway.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Everone was very polite and helpful. I would prefer to give gratuities directly rather than having a fixed amount deduced daily.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
The stateroom steward never introduced himself. He had problems keeping everything stocked on a daily basis;i.e., face cloths, towels, coffee used. The room itself was poorly lighted. Very little network television avaialble when in the room.

Pros: Flexible Dining Times

Cons: Stateroom

Recommends Norwegian Gem? No.

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