Norwegian-Gem: Oct 2013

Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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9 Night Eastern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 28, 2013
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: 11534
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 4 years ago

Love not getting on a plane. Thirty minutes from my home to the ship. Great!! The first time with Norwegian. The Gem is a beautiful ship. Stayed in a mini-suite, tiny. The room stewart was geat-made sure that we were okay and tried his best to please.

Love the nightly entertainments--cruise director and staff did a good job. The days however were boring.

The dining experience was less than desirable. For a good meal you have to do the specialty dining. Find the wait staff dazed, confused and not very helpful. Seating in the garden cafe was limited and the restrooms in the area were not will attended to.

It rained heavily at one of the ports and it was nice to have a towel to dry off as you returned to the ship.

 

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Need more verity during the days for people who do not gamble

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Children's Programs

N/A

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
I love pina colada and found I had to send back a few to be remixed. Some satff had poor communication skills

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Love the specialty dining. The food was great and the wait staff was very attentive.

5 out of 5
Love geeting on the ship within half hour of leaving home
3 out of 5
did the tour of the island on my own and was very disappointed. The ship's excursions might be better here.
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