Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

Third Mate

7+ cruises


Helpful Votes

5 out of 5

Great Vacation and Great Value

Sail Date: September 28, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

We loved our cruise on the Norwegian Gem.  The ship was beautiful, the service great, shows wonderful, ports awesome, food delish and just a great time with fellow cruisers.


The room was inside, small, but sufficient.  Our cabin steward, Hardy, was the top of the line.  He could not do enough to be sure that we were comfortable.  He called me by name everytime he saw me on the ship.


The ports were interesting and easily accessible to all forms of transportation if you want to excursion on your own.  The excursions we took with the cruise line were worth the money.


The food on the ship was a good selection and good tasting.  Steaks could have been better, a little tough.  Deserts were so plentiful and delish.


Entertainment was excellent and abundant.   More options for activities could have been offered on day at sea instead of when we were off the ship during shore excursions.


I would sale Norwegian again!

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
steaks tough
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
more needed on day at sea instead of during shore excursions when we couldn't attend.
Children's Programs n/a
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
New York, New York
we did a pre cruise stay. Need more than a day!
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Be sure to do hop on and off bus...big city
Saint John, New Brunswick
rainy day....not much there.
Bar Harbor, Maine loved it...national park was closed
Boston, Massachusetts good public transportation from the pier
Newport, Rhode Island
loved the cliff walk and Breakers


Don't waste money on the 'pay for' restaurants, the food in the regular dining rooms are great!

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