Average to poor cruise.

Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
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7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 02, 2014
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 5066
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

The Disney tour was too short and time to get there and back was very long as well. The off boarding process for the trip to the Cay was very long and troublesome with many never actually getting to the island. Nassau was a nice time. 


The buffets were not well managed, lines were long and confusing and I personally witnessed several arguments between passengers and dining staff. Example is food was served as a convience by the pool, but had to travel hafe way to the rear of the ship to get non-alcholic drinks to go with lunch. Food was good and thanks for the wonderful specialty resturants. Le Bistro is the finest French resturant I have been to.


Overall I would rate the cruise fair to poor.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Buffet food was good logistics to get food very poor.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin staff were terrific. Cabin was ideally situated to get to all venues.

Ship Tip

Don't take this cruise!

3 out of 5
Off boarding at the end was ridiculous. Instead of being able to pick up car service at terminal had to drag luggage across street to wait on public corner. Not a nice experience.
1 out of 5
Crew was not knowledgeable of off boarding venues and thus was a long and stressful time getting to busses followed by a long bus ride to and from destination
1 out of 5
Tendering process was long and many passengers were never able to get to island.
5 out of 5
Good time.
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