Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Bermuda

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4 out of 5

Great Cruise!

Sail Date: June 19, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

We really liked the ship except that it was confusing on the first evening to find the main dining room because of the way the ship is set up. The main dining room is on deck 6 but we had to enter it from deck 7. It was not the easiest place to find on that first night.

Pros: Freestyle cruising

Cons: shortage of crew in the main dining room. They seemed rushed and were not as friendly as waitstaff that we've enjoyed in the past.

Recommends Norwegian Gem? Yes!

Ship Quality
Except for the diifficulty in finding the main dining room, everything else was excellent. The condition of the public areas was always clean and the decor was lovely. The public restrooms were very clean and were easy to locate because all of them were situated by the stairs and elevators on each deck level.
Food and Dining
The quality of the food was excellent, and I believe, a step up from a few years ago.
Cabin / Stateroom
We had a balcony room on deck 10, center ship. It was a little close with tthree adults but it was manageable, and the stateroom staff were great. The stateroom was always clean and spotless.
Service and Staff
Our stateroom staff were wonderful and friendly, and kept our stateroom in "ship shape"!
The shows and onboard activities were great. There was something for everyone.
King's Wharf, Bermuda
Many things have now come to King's Wharf, Bermuda since most of the ships now dock there. There are also many activities right at King's Wharf, such as para sailing, jet skies, excursions, and shopping, among other things. As for restaurants, try the Frog and Onion, or venture "down the road" to the Swizzle Inn. Both are excellent. The Crystal Caves are a must see, as well as the aquariam and zoo. Both are just a bus ride away.
Don't Miss: The restaurants, shopping and activities are all great. There's something for everyone!

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