Not as good as the past

Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


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

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
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10 Night Eastern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 23, 2015
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 5063
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 1 year ago

We have been on many cruises before with ncl. All extremely fun with many things to do. Seems like all they want now is to get you on the ship so they can charge you for everything and make a killing off you. Found this cruise to have very little things going on for active crowds. Many young people expressed that feeling also. 

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5

Entertainment

1 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Because of such poor wages, and the amount of rooms the stewards are forced to clean now the rooms are beginning to look there age. Very dusty and many small areas ignored. Doesn't surprise me given that NCL has stripped these poor people of a good source of income with the "gratuaity charges". Instead they place these people on a very low salary and use whatever they make from those charges as additional profits. Don't fall for the scam, instead force NCL to refund your gratuity and leave all your servers a tip yourself.

Ship Tip

Nice size ship for cruises who want to explore the stops. Not to much going on so may get bored very quick if you are looking for fun on a ship.

3 out of 5
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