Relaxing and Fun

Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Sail Date: November 01, 2013
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 4 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
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.


3 out of 5
There was a good variety of activities for people of different ages and interests.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our room steward was great and several of the other staff (especially the bartenders) were very friendly.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
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.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
We had an inside cable for 3 adults and it was tight. In future we'll get either a sea view or balcony.

Pros: The food and the crew

Cons: The crowds and the age range of cruisers.

Recommends Norwegian Gem? Yes!

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