Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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2-3 cruises


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3 out of 5

Line up and wait

Sail Date: July 25, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Food was generally good. Very friendly staff, although several bartenders seemed to be in their first job. Would have been nice to stay a little longer at the premier stops(Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay). Had to be back on board before 6:00 PM. Could have completely done without the Port Canaveral stop where we didn't have to reboard until 9. Too many unsupervised kids and kid related activities. 

Endless lines to wait in.

Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Mostly fantastic. Some of the bartenders were very slow and annoyed.
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Port Canaveral seemed like a filler stop. Unless you opted for a Disney excursion, waste of time.
Main attraction: count the Meth-heads at the 7-11
Ship Quality
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Dis embark was smooth if you carried your bags off. Embarkation was tedious.
Cabin / Stateroom
Cabin was nice and loved the large window.
Our steward (Joao) was excellent!
New York, New York
Port Canaveral, Florida
Useless stop. Shopping at RonJons was the highlight.
Great Stirrup Cay (Cruiseline Private Island), Bahamas
Beautiful. Wish the stay was longer.
Nassau, Bahamas
Also gorgeous. Recommend Atlantis. Local shopping at the pier. Again...short stay.


Very disappointed that the posted dress code in the Main dining room was not enforced! Opt for the beverage upgrade and be careful of the tax while at port.

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