Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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7+ cruises


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4 out of 5

A GEM of a cruise for the $$$$

Sail Date: January 12, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Inside

Wonderful food (adequate service) and terrific specialty restaurants with excellent service.. Cagney's was our favorite.

The shows were wonderful and varied.   Seating in the Garden Café was a problem as well as a quiet place to read .... the Spinnaker Lounge with it's wonderful views always seemed to have a game or BINGO during the daytimehours.  We suggested that they have a bulletin board by Customer Service so we could post an activity for others to join if they so desired but that never happened.    The music offered was very good..   would like more quiet piano music played at cocktail time. .. not the loud clapping music offered.   The Atrium usually had an extremely large TV type screen on most of the time not lending itself to a more subdued atmosphere.  I do think NCL offers a great value for your money and would travel with them again..  

Cabin / Stateroom
Clean, adequate, lots of storage and wonderful bath/shower
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Onboard Activities
Service and Staff
Food and Dining


I was on the "drink package" but drinks seemed to be priced much higher than other cruise lines.
There were no "enrichment seminars" and lack of quiet space (library always filled and close quarters) to read. Atrium too noisy most of the time... specialty restaurants and service were a 10.

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