Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Third Mate

2-3 cruises


Helpful Votes

1 out of 5

Awful, Bugs in Food and Room

Sail Date: August 02, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Cabin: GTY

The Norwegian Gem is a hotel of insects and bugs. We were bit by sandflies and sandfleas that were breeding in several rooms on the floor. We alerted guest services and they told it us (it was part of being on a cruise). We also found bugs in our food not once but twice, when we alerted the staff and management they gave us a glass of wine to make-up for it. A bottle of water will also cost you $6 with a cheap glass of not very good wine costing you about the same. So they felt like the $12 worth of wine made everything okay? It's a week later and I had to be placed on antibiotics because one the sand bugs laid eggs under my skin...and my wife cant wear shorts or skirts for the rest of the summer because of the ugly scars and bumps that haven't gone away yet. NEVER EVER AGAIN taking a Norwegian ANYTHING!

Ship Quality
Not much to do and it was dirty overall
Food and Dining
Bugs in food, poor in taste, super slow service
Service and Staff
Super Awful
Onboard Activities
Not much to do except gamble at games you cant win
Destinations and Excursions
Cruddy shelly and rocky beaches all around
Cabin / Stateroom
Infested with bugs
Great Stirrup Cay (Cruiseline Private Island), Bahamas
Where the Sand Fleas and Sand Flies come from


Don't go on it!

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