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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
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10 Night Eastern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 30, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 5549
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

The Gem was a most comfortable ship. The crew was outstanding, and bent over backwards to make all passengers safe and at ease navigating the vessel. There was repeated hand cleanings ('washee-washee') and other events which helped maintain good health, aboard. The visited ports were all the same as one another, but the ship's activities were great for those of us in the older age group.

My only gripe was with the New York Port, where we disembarked. Three monster ships arrived simultaneously, causing bedlam at arrival. It took us nearly four hours to finally make contact with our ground transportation. This had never happened to us before, whether at Bayonne, Ft. Lauderdale or Baltimore. It gave a sour ending to an otherwise great trip.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food fine, but most restaurants crowded and difficult getting tables in the buffets.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Great trivia, Bingo, music.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Great shows, administered well for easy seating.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Our children are grandparents, so we couldn't tell.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Super activities.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Courteous, helpful crew. Great shows. Fine food, and very clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Beautifully cleaned and maintained by a very friendly cabin crew. Helpful staff.

Ship Tip

We missed the usual last night lobster meals. We prefer soap to the provided liquid cleaners. The Internet, for users, becomes rather expensive. Meals in some of the gourmet restaurants were prohibitively high priced for many of us. There was plenty of variety in the buffet restaurants, freestyle.

5 out of 5
It's home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
5 out of 5
We honeymooned there close to sixty years ago, and loved it.
3 out of 5
Did not visit this trip
3 out of 5
Did not visit this trip
1 out of 5
Too much walking because of the construction. Should improve in the future.
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