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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 68

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Norwegian Gem

9 Night Eastern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 12, 2015

Ship: Norwegian Gem

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9148

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Review summary

I am totally going to sail with NCL every time we cruise from now on.  This was the best cruise we have been on to date.  Going out of NYC was a breeze.  Food, drinks and the staff all surpassed our expectations.  All the ports were great except Tortola.  I would suggest NCL dumps it as a port stop.  The town is super tiny and you only get 6 hours there, 1 hour alone to tender in and back again.  Other than that, BOOK THIS CRUISE!!!!!!! 

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We ate at every venue and loved them all!!!

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Standard cruise fair

Entertainment

5 out of 5
I can't say enough about the entertain!! BRILLIANT, just BRILLIANT!!!!!

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Our children are grown

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
From Jeremy our room steward to Dan Dan the cruise direct to Isabel at shore excursion, the staff on this ship are absolutely AMAZING!!!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Some of the ship was showing a little wear. Dry dock was rescheduled for 11/2016.

Ship tip

Don't miss the crew show on the last sea day. It's an afternoon show and was OUTSTANDING!!! Also, read the FREESTYLE EVERYDAY!!!

Ports of call

New York, New York

5 out of 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Eat at Racies!!! The have the BEST food and service and GIANT Margaritas!!

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Do the Sky Ride to Paradise!!

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
Take a tour and see both sides of the Island

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

1 out of 5
Just a waste of time. Don't bother getting off the ship!!!!
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