Christmas Week At Sea

Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 25, 2011
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago

A very clean newish ship, that had on the most part wonderful people working on board, that were very friendly and seemed happy in their job, which made us happy! The Captain, liked to get up and jam with the band, which was a riot. that was special! We paid extra to have use of the spa area, it was so crowded due to bad weather that it was not worth the money, no place to even sit in there. Wish the kids Club was more kid friendly, disappointing for older kids!

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Hit or Miss with the main dining rooms that were included in the price. One day it would be fabulous, next day very mediocre. Cagney's, though very pricey to bring the whole family, is outstanding, Le Bistro was good but not wonderful and the Italian restaurant, our waiters were so nice and fun, made up for the so so meal.


3 out of 5
The main Variety shows, we hate to admit, were pretty disappointing. Second city is entertaining however, and the Man from Mars, his show made up for all the other shows we sat through, that was talent and was just in a different league than the song and dance shows. We finally saw the Cruise ship director the last evening for the first time.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
They tired NCL has never had the best kid program, we were aware of this. when your kid is 12, it is an in between age, so it never worked when they paired the 12 yr olds with the 6, 7, and 8, even 9 year olds. Arts and crafts for active boys is never a good option, wish they had more sports and such available

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our cabin steward, Abdul, was the nicest, hardest working guy, we adored him, he always was a step ahead of anything we needed! Bravo to him!!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Tiny room we knew it would be

Pros: The Crew Members

Cons: The Weather and lack of Christmas feeling!

Recommends Norwegian Gem? Yes!

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