Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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3 out of 5


Sail Date: July 06, 2008

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Oceanview

The ship is just beautiful, everything is new of course. Service overall on the ship is not that great, other than at Garden Cafe. Much of the staff was not too knowledgable about locations of things on the ship. Shows were great, not too many things to do during the day if you didn't leave ship on ports of call. TV had nothing to watch for the children, (when you're in the room). Everything has an upcharge. Freestyle cruising is just another way to get more money out of you, I'll take the structured cruises.

Pros: The ports of call and the ship's appearance

Cons: FREESTYLE CRUISING and no liquor on board to purchase

Recommends Norwegian Gem? Yes!

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
What can you say about Rome, other than FABULOUS!
Don't Miss: The Fountains, and, of course, Vatican
Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France
Absolutely fantastic!
Don't Miss: You have to see it all, its GREAT
Naples, Italy
Tour operator was great, even though bus broke down for an hour. Naples is a MUST SEE!
Don't Miss: The beaches
Valletta, Malta
Don't waste your money, nothing much to see there, very HOT
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy
Beautiful city, chance to talk with the locals and GREAT SHOPPING
Don't Miss: Flea market around the corner from Versace store

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