7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip) Sail Date: November 13, 2011 Ship: Norwegian Gem Cabin Type: Inside Traveled As: Couple Reviewed: 5 years ago
The ship has a good functional layout. It was clean and the stewards did an excellant job.
Food and Dining
1 out of 5
Food was dismal and seemed like a fast food restaurant. This was the biggest downer of the cruise.
3 out of 5
With the exception of "Laurie (a multi-talented singer)," who was great, the rest were average.
Service and Staff
3 out of 5
For the most part they were always there to help, except when we were on their private island.
3 out of 5
Cabin / Stateroom
5 out of 5
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.
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.
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.
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.
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