Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

Norwegian-Gem: Oct 2013

Sail Date: October 28, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

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.


Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
I love pina colada and found I had to send back a few to be remixed. Some satff had poor communication skills
Children's Programs N/A
Onboard Activities
Need more verity during the days for people who do not gamble
Destinations and Excursions
New York, New York
Love geeting on the ship within half hour of leaving home
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Samana, Dominican Republic
did the tour of the island on my own and was very disappointed. The ship's excursions might be better here.


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

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