Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Freestyle not the way to go

Sail Date: September 01, 2008

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

Seems like this ship was dedicated to the drinkers. Shopping was very small compared to other cruise ships, yet there was bar next to bar next to bar. Freestyle eating proved to be as much as $50.00 more to eat in a specialty restaurant. Food in these restaurants was nothing extraordinary considering the price. One restaurant didn't even have everything on their menu in stock. Regular dining room had long waits since people didn't want to spend money since they already paid so much to cruise. We missed having a waiter who knew our names and our preferences. Most the the dining waiters didn't seem to care. Smoking was everywhere on deck so we couldn't find a place to breathe in clean air.

Pros: Nice ship, great staff

Cons: extra charges to eat, long waits in the dining room, smoking policy no inforced

Recommends Norwegian Gem? No.

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