great boat, average locations

Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Sail Date: May 01, 2012
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago

the boat was beautiful, our room was nice, it was clean, well kept, great service. however the destinations were not what we anticipated. cape caneveral namely. the ship is docked in the middle of nowhere and so you have to pay to take a bus or cab somehwere else. we took the bus to downtown, and it was awful. very depressing. not many shops or restaurants or people. even the beaches were deserted, all run down hotels...etc. the private island was great, but get off early or you wont have anywhere to sit. nassau was alright, but after you walk around downtown, theres only paradise island which is all owned by the hotel. even going onto the beach costs money. the casino is gross and worn down, we walked around the city instead and tons of touristy shops near the boat.
boat was great though, we had some great meals, comedian was a bit \"G\" and lame to us, but overall a good cruise, just not as nice as some destinations we have visited on other cruises.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
dining room and buffets were both good\, steak restaurant which was $50 extra was decent\, not amazing


3 out of 5
better shows and comedian needed

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
excellent service\, everyone is overly friendly and helpful

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
large\, lots to do

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
clean\, well kept\, good attention to detail

Pros: the boat was very fun\, lots of entertainment\, restaurants\, large pool deck

Cons: cape canaveral florida was a hole to vist. you pay for a bus because the ship is docked in the middle of no where\, and once we got off the boat\, we werent in much better shape. but of a run down area\, not much good shopping\, even the beaches were pretty empty. it was a waste of an excursion!

Recommends Norwegian Gem? Yes!

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