Not what I expected

Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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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

It was a low budget ship. lights/treadmills and elevator was out of service on the whole trip. What a shame.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
some dishes were too salty/the menus were just okay. found only one dish and dessert i loved.


3 out of 5
the best entertainment was the musicians (piano and guitar guys) the djs were just okay. kept playing the same songs over and over again.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Some were friendly, some forgot about us. the only person who went above & beyond was our maid.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
I had to complain about the bathroom in the fitness center. someone blew up the bathroom and it was DISGUSTING!

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
size was small. the maid did an excellent job of keeping it clean.
3 out of 5
The beach was good but Norwegian's ticket program was a disaster. we had to wake up at 7am to wait in line for a ticket to go to the island. We were group #6. When group 1 was called, i saw people who had group 6 and 25 board the boats to get on the island. The staff didn't even check their ticket numbers.. whats the point of doing the ticket program? what a waste of time. Plus, there was a lot of construction going on the island. so weird.
Don't Miss: none
1 out of 5
if you are looking for a great beach- coco beach is not the place.
Don't Miss: none
1 out of 5
We went to the Blue lagoon island beach break. It is not really a beach. just a pond with lots of rocks. what a disappointment for $60.
Don't Miss: maybe atlantis was better

Pros: The sunny weather

Cons: The Norwegian gem

Recommends Norwegian Gem? No.

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