Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean

2-3 cruises


Helpful Votes

3 out of 5

Relaxing and Fun

Sail Date: November 01, 2013

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/older children

Room Type: Inside

I went with my sister and her 22 year old son. We had a tough year and wanted to relax and get away for a little while. We had previously been on one\, 4 day cruise so this was the longest vacation that any of us had ever taken. It was great. The food was pretty good (only the American Potato Salad was bad)and the was friendly and helpful. We liked the ports although we'd like to see San Juan during the daytime. This was our first time on NCL and we would definitely go again.

Pros: The food and the crew

Cons: The crowds and the age range of cruisers.

Recommends Norwegian Gem? Yes!

Ship Quality
We should have boarded earlier in order to take the ship tour. We had problems finding the main dining rooms because one was accessible by stairs on a different deck.
Food and Dining
The food in the Garden Caf\, the buffet\, was mostly very good. I especially like the omelet stations and the grain based salads. The free beverages were good too; we bought a lot of bottled water and soda and had to take a lot of it home because we didn't drink it onboard.
Cabin / Stateroom
We had an inside cable for 3 adults and it was tight. In future we'll get either a sea view or balcony.
Service and Staff
Our room steward was great and several of the other staff (especially the bartenders) were very friendly.
There was a good variety of activities for people of different ages and interests.

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