Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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3 out of 5

Some cruises are great. This was good.

Sail Date: November 13, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

The ship has a good functional layout. It was clean and the stewards did an excellant job.

Pros: Other people on the cruise

Cons: Food. Fast food at best.

Recommends Norwegian Gem? Yes!

Food and Dining
Food was dismal and seemed like a fast food restaurant. This was the biggest downer of the cruise.
Ship Quality
Very good
Service and Staff
For the most part they were always there to help, except when we were on their private island.
Cabin / Stateroom
We had the best room we have ever had on a cruise ship, even though it was classified as an interior room (it was on the water side, but without a window). It's location was great with easy access to the elevators. Great size bathroom and shower. It almost made us forget the quality of the food.
With the exception of "Laurie (a multi-talented singer)," who was great, the rest were average.
Great Stirrup Cay (Cruiseline Private Island), Bahamas
Construction everywhere. Shade nowhere, unless you want to pay $30.00 for a cabana. This use to be a quit tropical island. I'm sure the next thing they will be constructing will be a Walmart & a McDonalds on it.
Port Canaveral, Florida
Rental cars were a ripeoff. They close at 5pm and then you have to use a cab to get back to the ship. They wanted to charge $15.00 a person, even though the rental place told us they would charge about 10-12 dollars for the cab, no matter how many people in the cab. Everyone goes to Walmart.
Nassau, Bahamas
There is a hat store run by two or three very elderly ladies. They sell top quality items and it seems like you are going back in time. It worth a visit and when you do, you will buy something. Look for the oldest store on the strip. My wife also liked the Coolada at Dunkin Donut. Great place to take a walk on the beach, and you don't have to pay extra.

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