A very good NCL experience

Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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9 Night Eastern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 15, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 10609
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Overall this is a very good cruise but talking to many of the passengers, we feel that it would be better to eliminate Puerto Rico and especially Tortola and spend two day in each of the other ports.  There is so much to do in both St. Maarten and St. Thomas that you could spend a lot of time there and still not get to do or see everything; both have endless shopping, beautiful beaches and rich history.  The time spent in the other to ports was too short and personally Tortolla was like visiting a depressed neighborhood.  A stop at NCL's island would have been a much better day. 

The ship itself was as always excellent with a great staff and very good food.  If there were a drawback , there could be a better variety of entertainment throughout the day; ie. they had a few movies but late at night and not a very great selection; they could have provided movies during the day with a family theme for example.  

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5
I don't particularly like off color or suggestive comedy, but that is me

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
typical inside cabin, small but when are you in it other than to sleep

Ship Tip

If you are driving to NY, be sure to check NCL website as they sometimes offer discounts for parking ie. with coupon we saved $ 80

3 out of 5
3 out of 5
not enough time
5 out of 5
could stay longer, great shopping, beaches and history
5 out of 5
could stay longer, great shopping, beaches and history
1 out of 5
why bother, no time and depressed island; they even recommend taking a tour on another island, then why go there
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