Very good time

Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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7 Night Adriatic/Greece/Turkey (Venice Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 04, 2010
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago

We really had a good time on the Dubrovnik, Athens, Izmir, Nafplion trip. Good amount of time in port, nice crew.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
3 out of 5
If you want to get to Ephesus, which was very interesting, we took a guided excursion for this one. It's about an hour away from Izmir, so it'd be tough to get to on your own. We were taken to a Turkish rug making school. But be warned to salesman were VERY pushy.
5 out of 5
We didn't need an paid excursion for this. We just walked to the train station (1 euro per person) and took it in to the city then used the simple map that we got from the ship to circle around and see the acropolis and all the little sites along the way. Long day of walking but a ton of fun. There were a ton of cab drivers trying to get us to spend the whole day with them when we got off the boat.
5 out of 5
If you head southeast from the marina, there is a path that will either take you up to a structure at the top of a cliff or you can go to a nice pebble beach.
5 out of 5
Head to the maritime museum to get up on the city walls for free. We went on the croatia rivera tour and it was great.

Pros: Destinations

Cons: One day of bad weather

Recommends Norwegian Gem? Yes!

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