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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 29, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 5110
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Overall it was worth it. Could have done without the Port Canaveral excursion. It was pointless. My room # 5110 was very spacious with a nice view out the window. The air conditioning system wasn't working good. My daughters room TV screen went blank on 3 separate occasions and had to wait for electrician to fix it. The ship itself needed some upgrades but they are dry docking it next month for upgrades. I was not aware that the lowest part of the pool was over 4 feet, not good for little kids aged 3-7 who cant swim. Bring swimmies or life jacket.  Pool deck is very slippery when wet. I saw a few people fall. All the workers were very good at what they assigned to do. Of course Great Stirrup Cay was the highlight, especially with all the new upgrades that happened over the last few years.  Nassau was good. Too pricey to go to atlantis and the private beaches that are near it were beautiful but be prepared to be annoyed constantly by the locals trying to rent out their services like parasailing, snorkeling, banana float rides, jet skiing. This all happens even when you're swimming. It's non stop. I heard Senor Frogs and Fat Tuesday were the place to go. Its a 10 minute walk from the ship. The ship was pretty good with all the activities going on.  

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Would be excellent except for the air conditioner not working that good.
1 out of 5
Stay on the ship or take out your wallet and travel to disney or universal.
3 out of 5
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