Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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7+ cruises

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3 out of 5

Beautiful ship! 2 ports were beautiful, but the 3rd was a waste!

Sail Date: August 15, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Balcony

While the ship is beautiful, this cruise was not as expected.This cruise is advertised as having 3 ports of call, but it really isn't. Port Canaveral is a waste!!! Unless you pay for an excursion (which are approx 45 rides each way) there is nothing to do!!! All there is once you disembark is the depot where taxis pick up and drop off....very disappointing! Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay are beautiful, but could be that much better if you skip Port Canaveral and give more time at the other two ports.

Cabin / Stateroom
While our cabin was a family room with a balcony, it was a bit small for 4 people, but didn't hamper our trip at all because you really are only in the cabin to sleep.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
The self-disembarkation is wonderful!!!
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Port Canaveral is a waste!!! Unless you pay for an excursion (which are approx 45 rides each way) there is nothing to do!!! All there is is the depot where taxis pick up and drop off....very disappointing!
Onboard Activities
Lots to do to keep everyone busy during the At Sea days.
Children's Programs
Entertainment
Amazing shows every night!
Service and Staff
Ceaser at the poolside bar is awesome! Felix, our cabin steward did a great job....always happy and interacting with my family every time we saw him
Food and Dining
More food then anybody could possibly need! The variety and quality were outstanding!
New York, New York
Port Canaveral, Florida
Port Canaveral is a waste!!! Unless you pay for an excursion (which are approx 45 rides each way) there is nothing to do!!! All there is is the depot where taxis pick up and drop off....very disappointing!
Great Stirrup Cay (Cruiseline Private Island), Bahamas
Beautiful beaches! I recommend you go around to the Blue Lagoon....is a much quieter and less crowded, yet is only a short walk back to the Straw market and bars.
Nassau, Bahamas


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