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

Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 15, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9660
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
More food then anybody could possibly need! The variety and quality were outstanding!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Lots to do to keep everyone busy during the At Sea days.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Amazing shows every night!

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
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

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
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.
3 out of 5
1 out of 5
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!
5 out of 5
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.
5 out of 5
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