Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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7+ cruises


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2 out of 5

Average to poor cruise.

Sail Date: August 02, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

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.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Buffet food was good logistics to get food very poor.
Service and Staff
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Disney travel not worth the cost. Very stressful to get off the ship and find the excursion bus.
Cabin / Stateroom
Cabin staff were terrific. Cabin was ideally situated to get to all venues.
New York, New York
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.
Port Canaveral, Florida
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
Great Stirrup Cay (Cruiseline Private Island), Bahamas
Tendering process was long and many passengers were never able to get to island.
Nassau, Bahamas
Good time.


Don't take this cruise!

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