Below average but not as bad as Carnival

Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Sail Date: December 01, 2014
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago
I've cruised on multiple lines and decided to try Norwegian for their freestyle cruising. The lack of dress code and flexibility with dining was a plus\, but the premium restaurant food was generally too salty. The entertainment was quite poor compared to other lines\, and they never missed an opportunity to try to sell us something. What's the point of a supposedly \"all-inclusive\" cruise if so many things aren't included? There are better cruise lines out there. Try a different one.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Passengers rude in buffet\, food too salty in premium restaurants


1 out of 5
Production cast downright awful. \"Headliners\" were good sometimes but of uneven quality.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Steward service adequate but definitely not excellent

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Tacky decor\, smoking allowed in too many places

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Pros: Freestyle dining

Cons: Poor entertainment\, constant hard sell

Recommends Norwegian Gem? No.

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