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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Sail Date: November 01, 2013
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 4 years ago

Can't beat the price for our cruise, that's why we took it...
The GEM is a good size ship everywhere except for the pool area.
Entertainment was good and shore excursions were great as well.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
IF we were to compare w/ other lines, I wish they served passengers in the buffet for the 1st 24h (to avoid sickness) then let everyone serve themselves for the rest of the cruise. Unfortunately they do not 'prevent' on day one, so a lot of passengers got sick as the days passed. It is very uncomfortable to be on vacation worried that you could be next... It kind of makes you afraid to eat - and to me that takes away some of the fun and relaxation.


3 out of 5
Except for the comedian, the rest of the shows were great!

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Activities very good

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Wonderful staff everywhere! A bit new in the restaurants, but they were trying their best.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The pool area was too small in the GEM. Definitely not enough room for all passengers to be in the pool - not sure if the waterslide is to blame for the lack of space/chairs. There are chairs on other levels, but then you're not close to the water & music. We tried to sign up for the SPA, but when we walked in on sea day #1 it was just as crowded, so we gave up on that idea bcs we do not like to pay extra to be 'looking for a spot' to sit.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Room looks good - attendant was great!

Pros: Wonderful guest relations staff all throughout the ship!

Cons: Food quality could be improved - lack of space/chairs & in pool area

Recommends Norwegian Gem? Yes!

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