overcrowded and seasick
Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
Sail Date: February 19, 2012
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 5 years ago
Review SummaryThe ship was pretty and seemed a lot of fun, but the crowds made it a hassle to do anything. The lines were eternal and my 6 year old lost patience, we couldnt get reservations at specialty restaurants so we were always schlepping highchairs over people's heads in teh cafeteria, going to get our food in shifts, first for the baby, then for the kids, then for us, then back for dessert in 2 shifts. There were no chairs available at the pool. SOOO OVERCROWDED. The one activity, cupcake making, that my daughter wanted to do, was shreikingly loud and we couldnt even push into the room to try it. And disembarkation took 3 1/2 hours of standing in lines. That, combined with the rocking and rolling of the sea ( bottles fell off the shelves in duty free) made me think next time I'll just stay on land.
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Pros: the shore excursions to atlantis and seaworld were awesome.
Cons: Too much seasickness. Huge crowds meant the kids got shut out of kids club activities and we couldn't make dinner rez where we liked.