Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 3 years ago
Review SummaryImagine my surprise: Norwegian is as bad as Carnival.
I booked this cruise because I wanted a convenient fun quick vacation the week of Labor Day. School will be back\, no kids! Norwegian was affordable - everyone in my party can get our own balcony cabin! And we all live minutes from the port in Manhattan. How convenient! This would be a great getaway!
I can't very well post a review based on the guests: their unruly children and their own shameless behavior aside. (I have never been on a cruise where adults were screaming at each other in the MDR\, oblivious of their foul language or their own children at their table.) But I can be more specific within the guidelines listed below. oh!! And smoking?! Smoking is allowed on the balconies and in the casino. It's 2014 - smoking should not be allowed anywhere. This\, alone\, is reason enough to not cruise on Norwegian. (Or reason TO cruise?)
I love to cruise. I really love it. So this trip was a disappointment. But everyone has their own standards and their own tastes. So Norwegian isn't for me and I won't be back. But there were lots of people having fun - minus the gang of fighting teenagers that had to be broken up by ship officers.
Live and learn\, right?
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Pros: convenience to Manhattan
Cons: most of it