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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 14

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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Norwegian Gem

7 Night Western Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)

Sail Date: October 21, 2007

Ship: Norwegian Gem

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Review Summary

This was the most awesome cruise I ever was on. To be able to see so much and do so much in 7 days was incredible.The ship was brand new (only 19 days old) and I was impressed with the crew who did everything to please you. Any concerns were addressed immediately and quickly rectified.The Freestyle dining is the best but reservations are needed.There was such a great variety of activities onboard that one would never be bored.

Ports Of Call

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

5 out of 5
We needed more time in Pisa and less time in Florence. There was way too much walking on the tour in Florence and not enough time to explore on your own.
Don't Miss: The Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Naples, Italy

3 out of 5
We did the ship tour entitled "Flavors of Sorrento & Pompeii". The farm we visited overlooking Sorrento was a disappointment as we ate here on a cold, rainy day. The food was not appetizing and the atmosphere was dismal.
Don't Miss: The ruins of Pompeii.

Messina, Sicily

5 out of 5
Mt. Etna was cold and snowy. One must be prepared to dress warmly for this tour.

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
We took a private escorted tour of Rome which was awesome as we were able to plan our own itinerary and see everything that interested us.
Don't Miss: The Colosseum

Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France

5 out of 5
This was the highlight of our trip. The views were breath taking and the tour pace was perfect.
Don't Miss: Monte Carlo

Naples, Italy

3 out of 5
We did the ship tour entitled "Flavors of Sorrento & Pompeii". The farm we visited overlooking Sorrento was a disappointment as we ate here on a cold, rainy day. The food was not appetizing and the atmosphere was dismal.
Don't Miss: The ruins of Pompeii.

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
We took a private escorted tour of Rome which was awesome as we were able to plan our own itinerary and see everything that interested us.
Don't Miss: The Colosseum

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

5 out of 5
We needed more time in Pisa and less time in Florence. There was way too much walking on the tour in Florence and not enough time to explore on your own.
Don't Miss: The Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France

5 out of 5
This was the highlight of our trip. The views were breath taking and the tour pace was perfect.
Don't Miss: Monte Carlo

Messina, Sicily

5 out of 5
Mt. Etna was cold and snowy. One must be prepared to dress warmly for this tour.

Pros: The ports of call

Cons: The long flight from USA to Spain

Recommends Norwegian Gem? Yes!

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