Sailed from NYC on the Gem

Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 04, 2012
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago

This was our first cruise and it did not disappoint. We booked a balcony room which was good because the cabin was not large (couldn't imagine the size of an inside cabin!) but at least we had a deck to get some fresh air without walking all through the ship. the Gem was VERY concerned about germs. They were cleaning all the time. Before entering any restaurant they had a crew member posted with hand sanitizer and they required you "washy-washy". We were happy not to be locked into a dining time. One disappointment was we did not stop at their private island but that was due to weather conditions; obviously something they couldn't control. The captain did a great job and we were happy there weren't announcements all the time and the drink prices weren't as bad as we expected. We would recommend this NYC to Bahamas trip

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Loved free style dining. Eat whenever and wherever you want


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very friendly and helpful. Always smiling and always greeted you when they passed in the hallways or decks

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very clean!

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Our balcony was small but comfortable and clean

Pros: Cleaniness of the ship, friendly staff

Recommends Norwegian Gem? Yes!

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