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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 09, 2012
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago
We had wanted to take a cruise for years--and this was an excellent first-time experience. The food was amazing, the stateroom and common areas were all beautiful and kept immaculate at all times, the staff treated us like friends & family, the shore excursions were fun and educational....what's not to love? I particularly enjoyed the numerous opportunities for on-board activities even though we had no kids along--we walked a mile every morning, used the fitness center, played Bingo, went snorkeling, attended wine tastings, went dancing, sang Karaoke, played the (somewhat embarrassing but highly entertaining) Not-So-Newlywed game--also, the evening shows were spectacular--of the sort we would pay $50 or $75 for at home. If you have any capacity whatsoever for fun, this cruise is right for you. For the less-active types there are also quiet game/card rooms, a spa, and a library--literally something for everyone.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The Brazilian restaurant is not to be missed! Main (included) dining rooms were also excellent, and the option to eat when & where we wanted was fantastic.


5 out of 5
Never had so much fun in my life.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Herbert was our steward on Deck 10--he took such great care of us!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Extremely clean, we even saw crew members sanding & oiling salt from the railings (which were not that bad to begin with). Obviously a very high priority is placed on maintenance and housekeeping. The decor is lovely, as well.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Even though it was very clean, the toilet was a little smelly toward the end of the cruise...not sure if that can be helped but the common restrooms didn't seem to have this problem.

Pros: Personable staff---many learned our names the first day!

Cons: Going home :(

Recommends Norwegian Gem? Yes!

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