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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
9 Night Eastern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 06, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9550
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

I think I would have paid less if I booked right through NCL. This was our second cruise with NCL, they have the whole operation down, it's amazing. First cruise we had a window and we knew this time we wanted a balcony, that made time spent in room very nice. Things I don't like about cruises? There are 2 doors in and out of the ship and 2000 people on the ship, I don't like waiting in lines.( 5-15 minutes to get off ship). And I would like the ship to stay in 1 or 2 ports instead of 4 ports, we didn't feel we had enough time at each port. Also this cruise went out to sea farther than our first cruise and I think that made sailing a little rougher, not terrible just more noticeable movement, my daughter got a little upset. And I think I would put in more swimming pools, and larger tvs in staterooms. The crew members are fantastic, the greatest, they make you feel like a friend, while treating you like a king.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Again, I don't know how they do it. The complimentary dining was fabulous.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Great, but the pool, sun chairs and hot tubs fill up fast.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
We saw two shows, both were great.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
They all are incredible, and genuine people, I feel they are truly happy doing all they do.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was made to the precision of a fine car, an fine example would be caulking in the bathrooms, beautiful workmanship.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
For 3 adults, the bunk bed, which comes down from the ceiling in front of the patio door worked great, when down, you could still go out on the balcony.

Ship Tip

Washy, washy. Happy, happy

3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Only saw it from ship and zipline bus. Not enough time.
5 out of 5
Ahhh, crystal clear water, sunshine, sailing and snorkeling.
5 out of 5
Very nice place, I could live there for a while.
3 out of 5
Only saw it from a distance, went right from ship to ferry to Virgin Gorda(Baths)
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