Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


Helpful Vote

3 out of 5

Mixed Feelings

Sail Date: March 18, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

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!

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Bland. Monotonous. Not much variety. Same menu in both main restaurants. Let down.
Cabin / Stateroom
Hall light came through peephole in door... SO annoying. I had an allergic reaction to the bedding (probably the industrial cleaner they use).
Service and Staff
Hit or miss... usually miss. Marvin, our cabin stewart, was great! A small handful of the server staff was good. Otherwise, rude or "salespersony".
Something for all ages.
Onboard Activities
Don't always know what you're going to... Could just be another sales pitch.
Destinations and Excursions
Puerto Rico. That is all!
New York, New York
Slipped on top step because it was wet. Way to busy, chaotic, unorganzied.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
We went to the restaurant where the Pina Colada originated. SO GOOD. Get the mofongos!
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Tourist crap trap. Don't buy the special tanzanite rings. By $700 they mean $692 profit for them.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Beautiful island! $7/person round-trip from pier to beach, boardwalk, shops, etc.

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