Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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4-6 cruises


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1 out of 5

A Not So Wonderful Cruise

Sail Date: April 02, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

The ship itself was clean and in good condition. However, the cruise staff were overall rude and lazy and were not friendly. The first 3 days of our cruise was extremely stressful, wasn't until we decided to just make the most of the cruise ourselves and not rely on the staff did we begin to enjoy ourselves. A cruise is a vacation that you are supposed to feel pampered from beginning to end. We never felt pampered the entire cruise and had to work at making it fun. We missed Royal Caribbean Cruiseline VERY MUCH! We will not cruise with NCL again!

Pros: Excursions

Cons: Crew Staff

Recommends Norwegian Gem? No.

Ship Quality
Size of ship was okay.
Convenience in layout was bad.
It was clean and accessible for handicap.
Food and Dining
Food was good, but average - did not compare to Royal Caribbean/not even close
Cabin / Stateroom
Stateroon was descent size and clean - house keeping staff only staff that was friendly and helpful
Did not like bathroom layout - toilet in rather wierd position - but nice shower area.
The dancers and special second city group were great.
Variety however was limited.
Service and Staff
Staff were horrbile and rude and lazy. Not pleased at all with them.
Great Stirrup Cay (Cruiseline Private Island), Bahamas
Aweful and boring and just as mess! Nothing like Royal Caribbean's Island!
Nassau, Bahamas
Loved the Fort and Junkanoo Tour - forts were very interesting and well organized tour and the Junkanoo Museum was awesome - very friendly! Beautiful scenery. Would not waste time at the Coconut Bar - food good, but service poor and very "uncertain" type crowd hanging around it! Straw Market - good deals can be had, but very restricting in space - did not like it!
Don't Miss: Junkanoo Museum Tour
Port Canaveral, Florida
Went to Universal Adventure Island - very nice excursion - recommend highly
Don't Miss: New Harry Potter Experience = Amazing!

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