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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

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

We really enjoyed our cruise to the Caribbean.  The Gem was a manageable size, we had the restaurant package and really used it although we find the Grand Pacific restaurant to be of high quality and service.  The Steward worked hard, kept the room neat and clean.  Used the Mandarin spa every day- a welcome retreat from the crowds.   I really resent the high price of internet access.  I think Norwegian would benefit from more people talking about good experiences on social media but cost is prohibitive.  I was sort of appalled at the drink package for kids.  Unlimited soda is unhealthy and should not be pushed by anyone.  The entertainment was subpar but we know it and don't take part.  We used the library and game room.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The desserts are generally pretty bland, they look good but taste bad. The breakfasts are fantastic.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
It was spring break, the kids were having fun.

Entertainment

1 out of 5
Coming from NYC I have seen better shows in high school.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
n.a

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Not too big, not too small. Staff was receptive.

Cabin / Stateroom

Although one of the least expensive, we love this location. Very stable, not crowded and close to embarkation at islands.

Ship Tip

Yes bring a watch. Download some films on your IPAD the tv choices are terrible.

New York, New York Did not visit port

Home.
3 out of 5
We don't like San Juan, It seems dirty.
5 out of 5
Loved it, great shopping, beautiful beaches.
5 out of 5
Americas cup races wonderful, able to get a newspaper! Nice bars on the beaches.
1 out of 5
We ended up there on Good Friday and everything was closed.
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