Cruise was Good but Not Great
Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean
Review SummaryI previously sailed on the Norwegian Spirit and I found that to be far Superior than the Gem. The Gem was very dark and gloomy as stated in an earlier review. The overall traffic pattern on the ship was not planned out well, lots of dead ends, never felt comfortable with the flow. I expected this ship to have more of a "Grand" decor being that it was a newer ship so I was extremely disappointed.
The buffet was way over crowded. Definately not enough seating. It felt like you had to walk extremely far away from the food to find a seat. Did not find the food at the Blue Lagoon appealing. I would have thought that they would have offered items on the menu that you could not get at the buffet. On the Spirit they had spinach and artichoke dip, wonton soup, different sandwiches... something different. The main dining room was beautiful but it felt like the staff frowned upon couples whom wanted to sit by themselves. They always tried to insist on "sharing". If you chose to wait it seems like it took forever to be seated. If I wanted to be seated as a group I would not be "free styling".
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Pros: Friendly Staff
Cons: Decor, crowded dinning areas, everything cost $$$ on the ship