4th cruise on Norwegian and not thrilled this time.

Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Norwegian Gem

7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 08, 2013

Ship: Norwegian Gem

Cabin type: Inside

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Review summary

The ship was clean and we enjoyed the shows. The food at the buffet and at the outdoor grill was very good with many choices for any tastes. My only disappointment here was that they did not offer the chilled fruit soup that my family enjoyed on past cruises. I was a little disappointed in the food and service at the main restaurants. This is my 4th cruise on a Norwegian ship, and I feel as if the food options and food quality is declining in the main restaurants. I also felt as if the servers in the main restaurant were not as friendly as the servers on prior cruise ships. I will be considering other cruise lines more seriously in the future if the food quality does not improve in the main restaurants.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
bartender at Moderno was awesome!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
clean but small - as is true of all Norwegian staterooms

Ship tip

Get to breakfast early to avoid the craziness!

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

3 out of 5
sad to see all of the "renovations"

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5
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