A Not So Wonderful Cruise

Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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

Overall Rating:

1 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 02, 2011
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
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!

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food was good, but average - did not compare to Royal Caribbean/not even close


3 out of 5
The dancers and special second city group were great. Variety however was limited.

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Staff were horrbile and rude and lazy. Not pleased at all with them.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Size of ship was okay. Convenience in layout was bad. It was clean and accessible for handicap.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
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.
3 out of 5
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
1 out of 5
Aweful and boring and just as mess! Nothing like Royal Caribbean's Island!
5 out of 5
Went to Universal Adventure Island - very nice excursion - recommend highly
Don't Miss: New Harry Potter Experience = Amazing!

Pros: Excursions

Cons: Crew Staff

Recommends Norwegian Gem? No.

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