Norweigan Gem

Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Bermuda

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Bermuda (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 12, 2011
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago

I do not have a lot of cruising experience but overall I thought that this was a poorly run ship. We waited (while seated) almost three hours for dinner one night in the main dining rom. Even the service on the "supplemental" restaurants (where you pay for a spot) was horrible, I waited half an hour for a glass of wine. Their "freestyle" dining is just nonsense. You are free to eat whenever you want, as long as you can get a table. In the end you need reservations anyway so what is the point? Plus it is basically the same menu everywhere that is not a "supplement" restaurant.

The children's programs were good however.

The cabin staff was great.Never in our way and always helpful.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Horrible. Not at all what I expected. Drinks were really weak and expensive.


3 out of 5
Very Good. Plenty to do.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
This was great. Plenty for the children to do,

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Goos ship staff (aside from the restaurants)

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Overall plenty to do on the ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very good room. Could use a few more channels on the TV
5 out of 5
Really nice. easy to get around and plenty of transportation

Pros: The cabin staff were really good

Cons: Food was horrible. Service was worse

Recommends Norwegian Gem? No.

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