Great First Cruise Experience!
Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 4 years ago
Review SummaryThis was a wonderful cruise! The staff was very friendly and filled the day with a variety of activities so that we were never bored (we are a couple in our late 20's).
The adult only club (Bliss) located at the back of the ship was really fun at night. The DJ played good music\, but had some trouble transitioning between songs. There is a white party where every wears white and dances the night away\, so be sure to bring a white shirt! The other fun dance/ bar was Spinnaker. It is located in the front of the ship so when waters were rocky\, this is not the place to be.
The food was fantastic! We dined at Grand Pacific and Magenta most nights and the food/ service were wonderful! The chef did a great job at providing a different menu each night. One night we dined at Cagney's steakhouse. The food was great\, but I don't think it was any more special than the other dining rooms. The real gem was Le Bistro! The food was extraordinary! We had the steak for two and the duck! Everything was wonderful. The cream of mushroom soup had a great flavor and the server presented it beautifully. It is a must!
The only con\, at no fault to the ship\, was the rocky waters of the Atlantic. We left from New York and encountered a snow storm that left most of the ship sea sick. It was awful! The other days at sea were pretty rocky which I believe is common for the Atlantic in the winter. Definitely will pick a better time to go for our next cruise!
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Cons: Sea Sickness