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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Sail Date: August 01, 2013
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 4 years ago
The Gem is a great ship to cruise on. It is huge\, but smartly laid out... once you figure out where everything is. We were very fortunate to travel in a penthouse and therefore had extra perks of priority embarkation and disembarkation. This was a very welcome advantage. The staff was friendly\, yet difficult to understand. Freestyle dining is a welcome change from scheduled dinner sittings.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Teppanyaki is worth the service fee. The green tea ice cream and cake was delicious.


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
HORRENDOUS!! The kids clubs felt like a bad daycare center. We were traveling with three kids between the ages of 8-12. We checked them in on the second day\, and after an hour they begged to be taken out. They refused to go back for the rest of the cruise.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Our butler was outstanding. I did struggle with the accents on the majority of the staff.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
It was not always cleaned everyday. A used and damp towel was rehung one day and a makeup spill on the vanity was never cleaned.

Pros: Perks of a penthouse

Cons: Lack of kids' activities

Recommends Norwegian Gem? No.

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