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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Norwegian Gem

7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 04, 2013

Ship: Norwegian Gem

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 11522

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Review summary

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 experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
wonderful variety. Loved it

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
great variety


5 out of 5
great variety. loved it

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
no direct involvement but looked well catered to

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
hardworking with a smile

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
excellent. Very well maintained

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
most comfortable. well serviced

Ship tip

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

Ports of call

New York, New York

5 out of 5

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

5 out of 5

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5
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