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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 25, 2011
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 6 years ago
We really liked the ship, it was easy to find our way around. The layout was good. It would have been nice to have places for adults (30+) to attend and enjoy themselves without the 18 year olds (who with parental consent are allowed to drink). There were many bars and clubs to go to and enjoy different types of music. Great layout in the theater as well. Ship was clean and there were many hand sanitizer stations. While the food was excellent and there was so much of it- it was all the same. If you went out to the poolside or inside the cafe it was the same. There wasn't the variety I have seen on other ships and there were times when food was not available except for one small dining area that was sit down and a very limited menu.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Quality was excellent but service was not so great or I should say not consistent. Some staff were so overwhelmed others were very good and personable. Options were good but the holiday menus were limited.


5 out of 5
This cruise had the best shows! And Sinan the cruise director was the best.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Some were very friendly, sociable, and catering. Others were just there doing there job and were not so friendly and some in dining were clearly overwhelmed.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Pros: The shows and the comedy were fabulous as well as Sinan the cruise director

Cons: Dining room-there was always a wait to be seated, a long wait to be serviced, and some dining staff were overwhelmed which affected the service

Recommends Norwegian Gem? Yes!

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