Recommend with limitations

Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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10 Night Eastern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 27, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 4590
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Ship still in good condition.    Being a platinum member the benefits are great.  The food quality has gone downhill though.  No Captain dinner, no lobster, no shrimp cocktail.  Meat dry lacking sufficient gravy.  Desserts good.  Had a significant amount of activities to participate in,.  If one has any physical incapacities would avoid as on alternate weeks in St. Thomas they tender and use lead lifeboat and the same for Tortola.  On this trip there was one broken leg, one ankle and lacerations from the above.  There was also a multitude of guests from Canada aboard and it was difficult getting in dining rooms.  They should rename the cruise freestyle when available as these very large groups  had advance reservations and tied up all the dining rooms.  O'Sheehans pub was very good to eat in though.  So I would recommend with limitations.  

Food and Dining

Has gone downhill

Onboard Activities

Sufficient amount

Entertainment

The first of 3 production shows was terrible. Crew show good. Didn't go to magician though understand he was bad.

Children's Programs

Didn't participate

Service and Staff

Majority very good. Had a great cabin steward named Jerry from the Phillipines

Ship Quality

Ship still in good condition

Cabin / Stateroom

It was OK. Thought we were having a window though. Steward was great.

Ship Tip

Captain great, nice of ship to give a stipend back to guests for decreased fuel charges. Have always found NCL very considerate in the past i.e. we were in Alaska on 9/11 and the captain opened all phones for people to call home. This cruise itself was smooth sailing.

San Juan, Puerto Rico Did not visit port

Enjoyable

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas Did not visit port

couldn't use tender

Philipsburg, St. Maarten Did not visit port

As usual nice but a very windy day.

Tortola, British Virgin Islands Did not visit port

Couldn't get off on tender
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