Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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7+ cruises


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5 out of 5

Yummy cruise

Sail Date: January 30, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

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.

Ship Quality
Courteous, helpful crew. Great shows. Fine food, and very clean.
Food and Dining
Food fine, but most restaurants crowded and difficult getting tables in the buffets.
Cabin / Stateroom
Beautifully cleaned and maintained by a very friendly cabin crew. Helpful staff.
Service and Staff
Super activities.
Great shows, administered well for easy seating.
Children's Programs
Our children are grandparents, so we couldn't tell.
Onboard Activities
Great trivia, Bingo, music.
Destinations and Excursions
Same stuff, different island!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111
New York, New York
It's home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
San Juan, Puerto Rico
We honeymooned there close to sixty years ago, and loved it.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Did not visit this trip
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Did not visit this trip
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Too much walking because of the construction. Should improve in the future.


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.

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