Mixed Feelings

Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
9 Night Eastern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 18, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 8613
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

This was our first Norwegian cruise. The food on the ship was not more than okay (at best) any day. There are a lot of fun activities for people of all ages, but there is something they are trying to sell you almost everywhere on-board. The staff was pretty rude for the most part—with a few exceptions... The exceptions were very kind and helpful!

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Bland. Monotonous. Not much variety. Same menu in both main restaurants. Let down.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Don't always know what you're going to... Could just be another sales pitch.


3 out of 5
Something for all ages.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Hit or miss... usually miss. Marvin, our cabin stewart, was great! A small handful of the server staff was good. Otherwise, rude or "salespersony".

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Hall light came through peephole in door... SO annoying. I had an allergic reaction to the bedding (probably the industrial cleaner they use).
1 out of 5
Slipped on top step because it was wet. Way to busy, chaotic, unorganzied.
5 out of 5
We went to the restaurant where the Pina Colada originated. SO GOOD. Get the mofongos!
1 out of 5
Tourist crap trap. Don't buy the special tanzanite rings. By $700 they mean $692 profit for them.
5 out of 5
Beautiful island! $7/person round-trip from pier to beach, boardwalk, shops, etc.
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