Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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3 out of 5

Taking a cruise from Venice is a must!

Sail Date: October 01, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Had expected the whole ship to be done up in modern, gem colors, which we only found in the Spinikar lounge. Found it to be very stable during our one day of high winds.

Pros: Excellent shows, buffet food superior

Cons: Smoking in cabins, casino, outdoor spaces, etc

Recommends Norwegian Gem? Yes!

Best shows we have seen on any cruise line.
Cabin / Stateroom
Tiny cramped toilet section, no idea how large people can use it. Balcony table (category BC) only big enough for one cup. Cabin slightly smaller than expected but no problem - plenty of closet space. Had expected at least in this category to get complementary toiletries, hair conditioner.
Ship Quality
Spotlessly clean everywhere, easy to get around the ship even though it is so large
Food and Dining
Food and service in main dining room not up to scratch but quality and variety in Garden Cafe superb, particularly large selection of salads, vegetarian options and fresh fruit. Outdoor eating places also plentiful, no problem finding table even when full.
Service and Staff
Found all the staff to be very friendly and professional, particularly Mr "washy washy, happy happy" - always a smile on his face.

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