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

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7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

Better than Last Cruise with Norwegian

Sail Date: September 01, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Inside

The ship dcor was disappointing, All other ships have dcor that goes with the name of the ship so when you see Gem you think of jewels. The dcor was very mish mash like they just threw things together. The rooms were fine, we had an inside, but they could do something with the toliets being put at an angle. One of the main dining rooms was very nice with windows surrounding three sides. We had three hot tubs which was nice so not crowded. Was very nice that while going back to ship after our excursion they that hot chocolate and pound cake waiting for us.

Pros: Nothing Special

Cons: Dining

Recommends Norwegian Gem? Yes!

Ship Quality
Dcor was mish mash and the toilets in the staterooms should not be at such an angle that you can not sit on them straight you have to sit sideways.
Food and Dining
Food was average, did not have anything special in main dining rooms. I liked the fact that we were given a buzzer to come back to dining as there was waiting, but they did have waiters come around with cheese tray and champagne which was nice. The wait staff still needs to get it together we had at least four different wait staff at just our table for two, and each one asked the same questions. They really seemed disorganized. The one specialty restaurant was nice they there was a time schedule that you had to be there and leave, did not like that. The Chocolate Buffet though nice did not have a good variety.
Cabin / Stateroom
Inside stateroom was nice and there were two of us so no problems with walking around.. Only problem is like I said about the toilets. Bathrooms were big enough.
Service and Staff
Everyone was friendly especially our Cabin Stewart, he knew our first names the second day and that is impressive being he has so many staterooms to clean. Would be nice if photographers took a little more time, especially since when we went to get our pictures there was no waiting, they were just standing around but still went fast, a lot of pictures did not come out and ours was not the only ones.
Show were nice and the Comedian they had was very funny. The every day entertainment was so so they could of done more.

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