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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 65

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Norwegian Gem

7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 24, 2014

Ship: Norwegian Gem

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10130

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Review summary

Тo celebrate our anniversary me and my husband decided to go on a cruise. After a long research we chose the Norweigian line because all of the excellent reviews and the great service they have been providing so far.    


We sailed on the Norwegian Gem leaving New York City on May 24th, 2014 and returning on the 31st after stops at Port Canaveral Fl, Great Stirup Cay, and Nassau, Bahamas.


Our balcony room steward was outstanding, and the room was spacious and comfortable! 

The service was excellent, staff was attentive and very helpful. We were lucky enough to connect with some wonderful staff members that made our trip outstanding.


The freestyle cruising atmosphere was exactly what we were looking for. Plenty of things to do onboard - spa treatment, fitness, music entertainment, shows, casino, bowling alley, rock wall, karaoke, games, dance classes, cocktails tasting, photo gallery, bar and dining places and plenty activities.  


The entertainment was excellent, as well as the cruise director/cast members. The shows were really top-notch and Norwegian always goes the extra mile for their passengers. Service in the main dining room was slower than we expected, but the food was good. Best specialty dining experience was at the french reastaurant - Le Bistro!!!! Our waiters were pleasant and always attentive. It was a joy to eat there.        


The first two ports are very nice, we went to Universal Studio /Island of Adventure, Fl/, and Great Stirrup Cay, NCL's private island, was fun. We had such a good time at that private island. At Nassau, Bahamas we had also great time, enjoing the beaches, both, the one inside the aria of the hotel and the one outside. The aquarium was really nice and the gift shop also.


OVERALL it was our 1st cruise with the Norweigian Gem and we had excellent experience. It was a relaxing trip with 3 days at sea. We enjoyed our cruise on the Gem and would not hesitate sailing on her again. We highly recommend this cruise and ship. 

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

The crew were just wonderful; always cheerful, friendly and helpful in every way.

Ports of call

New York, New York

5 out of 5

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

5 out of 5

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
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