Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Third Mate

1 cruise (first)


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5 out of 5

A real Gem of a holiday

Sail Date: May 04, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/older children

Room Type: Balcony

From start to finish this was a wonderful experience. It was my first cruise and I expected it to be good. However, it exceeded all my expectations and I would fully recommend Norwegian for a wonderful warm cruising vacation. The mini suite we had was most comfortable and was serviced immaculately everyday by a very hard working housekeeping team. Great shower water pressure by the way. The food was plentiful, great variety and it was always service with a smile. There were many great options for meals with specialty options for added variety. The entertainment was first class. Wonderful shows and great production particularly for the main Showtime events. There was always plenty to do onboard with many quiet time opportunities for those who want to take it easy. Exercise was also well catered to with a gym facility and the jogging track on deck 12. The port stops were well managed and again lots of interesting shore excursions. The Norwegian private island of Great Stirrup Cay was amazing and swimming in the beautiful blue sea is a must. The staff always emphasised a team or indeed a family attitude and that trickled down into making the 7 day cruise an amazing experience. Would I travel on a cruise again with Norwegian? Absolutely yes! Two thumbs up.
Ship Quality
excellent. Very well maintained
Food and Dining
wonderful variety. Loved it
Cabin / Stateroom
most comfortable. well serviced
Service and Staff
hardworking with a smile
great variety. loved it
Children's Programs
no direct involvement but looked well catered to
Onboard Activities
great variety
Destinations and Excursions
appropriate and many options for activities


so many good things to experience try all the different options available

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