Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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7+ cruises


Helpful Votes

3 out of 5

Left a lot to be desired

Sail Date: October 28, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony


It rained at every island we were on and the ship wasn't geared or prepared for trying to occupy all the passengers time indoors hence, we were always looking for things to do.  The ship's news letter contained daily errors, at least one or two things that were listed incorrectly or shouldn't have been listed at all because they weren't taking place.  And finally, free style even extended to their main dinning room where you're normally assigned a time and a table but instead you were treated like you were going to a  restaurant which didn't take reservations and you might have to wait up to 45 min, on one occassion to be seated.  However the only place that you could make reservations were in their specialty restaurants with a fee, of course.  Our balcony door didn't work correctly and we were locked out on the balcony one day and fortunately one of our neighbors were on their balcony and got someone to let us back into our cabin.  We never closed the door all the way again, having nerver been told that they actually repaired the door.  I won't be doing NCL again, any time soon and that was my 12th cruise.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
except the balcony door.
Service and Staff
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
New York, New York
Come in a day or two early and stay later
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Samana, Dominican Republic
The historic tour was excellent


Take another line.

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