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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 38

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Norwegian Gem

14 Night Eastern Mediterranean (Venice Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 31, 2010

Ship: Norwegian Gem

Cabin type: Inside

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

This was such an amazing cruise because of the itinerary especially! The ship itself though was also really nice. The theater was state of the art and really amazing, the pool deck was very nice and expansive, and the crew was really helpful and nice. The shows were really top quality, and as my first experience with freestyle cruising, this was a great introduction to NCL. he things lacking on this ship though are some of the newer things that NCL has, such as an entire water park (at the time this ship only had one water slide), a ropes course, and some other newer features. Having said that, this was an amazing experience on a truly beautiful ship!


Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The crew was GREAT! We really got to know many people onboard, which is one of the best parts of not going on a 150,000+ton megaship!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The cabin was just the right size and had everything we needed. The bathroom was really nice and big, and had a lot of really nice colored tiles. The room was very inviting!

Ship tip

When you first board, you enter through a mini-atrium that is really nice. When I went, they also were giving out little cocktails to welcome you, so be sure to grab one!!!

Ports of call

Split, Croatia

5 out of 5
I absolutely loved this city!!! We had a private tour for a few hours of the ruins, and this has become for me a hidden gem in Europe that many do not get to see!

Corfu, Greece

1 out of 5
OMG IT WAS SO HOT THIS DAY!!! We could barely stay off the ship for an hour. The bus ride to the city was crowded and burning, and all we wanted to do was get back and be in the pool.

Santorini, Greece

5 out of 5
If you are willing to be terrified, try riding up on the donkey. Otherwise, don't be afraid to play it safe- you will probably regret it otherwise....:)

Mykonos, Greece

5 out of 5
Really nice beach right at the port here. Very nice port.

Iraklion (Heraklion), Crete

3 out of 5
Not a whole lot to do here for the three hours you are off the ship....:(

Venice, Italy

5 out of 5
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