Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Third Mate

7+ cruises


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5 out of 5

NCL Convert!!!!

Sail Date: January 12, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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 Quality
Some of the ship was showing a little wear. Dry dock was rescheduled for 11/2016.
Food and Dining
We ate at every venue and loved them all!!!
Service and Staff
From Jeremy our room steward to Dan Dan the cruise direct to Isabel at shore excursion, the staff on this ship are absolutely AMAZING!!!
I can't say enough about the entertain!! BRILLIANT, just BRILLIANT!!!!!
Children's Programs
Our children are grown
Onboard Activities
Standard cruise fair
Destinations and Excursions
Tortola is a waste of time. Stay on the ship or better yet... NCL please get rid of it as a stop!!!
New York, New York
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Eat at Racies!!! The have the BEST food and service and GIANT Margaritas!!
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Do the Sky Ride to Paradise!!
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Take a tour and see both sides of the Island
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Just a waste of time. Don't bother getting off the ship!!!!


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

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