Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Third Mate

1 cruise (first)


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5 out of 5

Great vacation :)

Sail Date: May 24, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/young children

Room Type: Balcony

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. 

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

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