Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

A great time!

Sail Date: December 25, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Oceanview

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.

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!

Cabin / Stateroom
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
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.
Service and Staff
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.
This cruise had the best shows! And Sinan the cruise director was the best.

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