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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Adriatic/Greece/Turkey (Venice Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 18, 2010
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
The Norwegian Gem was a beautiful ship. Everything was clean and attractive. The service in the staterooms was perfect, as were the rooms themselves. We had a balcony view which made the trip in the Med.even more enjoyable as we viewed the picturesque islands as we passed by them. The food was good, and we never felt the necsesity to even eat in the restaurants that had an extra cost to them. The buffet was outstanding with a variety of foods to choose from. Every aspect of the cruise was well organized. We especially appreciated the well organized tour excursions and the convenience of the dpearture and return being taken care of by the cruise line. We didn't have to concern ourselves with any details, which made for relaxing excursions. All the tours had great tour guides as well. That all made for great experiences. We have already recommended the cruise to family who are planning on taking the same cruise next year!! We would definitely look for a Norwegian Cruise for our next adventure!!!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
It would have been nice to have another restaurant open, than just one, later in the evening. Because the menu was always the same it got a little repetitive..we could have used another option later at night.


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
When I needed my Diet Pepsi "fix" in the morning and I had none, the people who cleaned our stateroom had no problem going to get it for me....much appreciated!!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
The trip to the carpet place that went along with the excursion was a waste of our time. We didn't need to have that pressure to buy a rug while on the trip. I hated the whole part of this. I would rather have had some time to shop for reasonable items at a local market, Everyone on the excursion felt the same..resented being put in the awkward position of having to buy an expensive rug! Not what anyone needs while on a relaxing vacation.
Don't Miss: The trip to Ephesus is a must.
5 out of 5
The trip through the beautiful countryside on our way the Corinth was exceptional, as was seeing Corinth itself.
Don't Miss: Trip to Corinth.
5 out of 5

Pros: The service from everyone on the ship was exceptional!

Cons: We felt that the price for alcohol was way too high and tghe fact you had to pay for a soda drink seemed out of line with all the rest that was offered as part of the cruise.

Recommends Norwegian Gem? Yes!

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