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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
Sail Date: April 02, 2011
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago
This was the first cruise that I had ever been on. My husband and I took our three kids and my daughters husband (they are all 20-34, not really "kids"). We had 3 staterooms and the layout was nice. I have to say that the crowdedness of the ship was to be expected, but I didn't think it would be that overwhelming. Most of the customers were really rude. I enjoyed the freestyle cruising except for that fact.
I think next time I would choose a larger stateroom, smaller group (ship) and not freestyle cruising. Maybe then I wouldn't feel like a herded cow every time it was meal time. And we even tried 4 of the other restaurants. They were just okay-good...nothing incredible.
I still had a good time and my kids really enjoyed themselves. Just being together as a family was the best.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Ports of Call
Don't Miss: Dolphins and the jet skis were amazing!
Don't Miss: Walmart??? What a joke!
Pros: The ship was beautiful and the staff was wonderful.
Cons: The ports...I was very disappointed with Port Canaveral/Cocoa Beach and Great Stirrup Cay.