Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Purser

7+ cruises


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2 out of 5

Not as good as the past

Sail Date: November 23, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Inside

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. 

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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.
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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.

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