Great trip despite a bit of iffy weather

Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Canada & New England (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 26, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9636
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

This was our 12th NCL cruise and the second on the Gem.  I had forgotten how much smaller the balcony rooms are on the Gem.  It made up for it with a larger bathroom and my favorite good-sized glass stall shower instead of those tiny tray showers with a curtain that pours water out into the rest of the bathroom.   The closet and drawer space were also compromised a bit, but for a 1 week cruise it was sufficient for the things we brought.  Otherwise we enjoyed good food and good service on a well-maintained ship plus 3 great production shows by the Gem's outstanding dance troupe.  As NCL ships go my new favorite if the Spirit.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The 3 production shows were excellent, but they would do well to replace Second City with some real comedy.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Although not nasty, the crew just didn't seem as upbeat and positive as in the past.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Room was a bit smaller than I like, but immaculately clean and well-maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Could have been larger with more closet and drawer space, but kept very clean.
3 out of 5
5 out of 5
We enjoyed just tour o the city with a great gal who was super entertaining and knowledgeable. She made sure we saw the Reversing Falls at full boil and then later in the tour at full calm.
1 out of 5
Weather was so bad we could not leave the ship so have no info to share.
5 out of 5
Don't miss Peggy's Cove and the Titanic Burial Site at Fairlawn Cemetery. So much to see here and so little time.
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