Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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5 out of 5

NCL 11 day Caribbean cruise from NYC

Sail Date: February 01, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

We had a fabulous time aboard the Gem. Since our last trip it was completely renovated, and was just sparkling, shiny clean with plush new carpeting. Everything looked new and sharp. The food was wonderful - themed buffets were delicious with specialties we didn't expect. We loved the cheese cubes always available since we like to have wine and cheese before dinner. The Grand Pacific dining room was very nice. We had a hard time dining anywhere else because we loved the spaciousness and the great service. We chose really nice excursions - St John's Champagne catamaran, St Martin afternoon beach bash on Orient Beach, and Tortola beach excursion. They were perfect for us and so well orchestrated. Especially in St Martin, the guides were so helpful! A great vacation!

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Having an inside cabin during the rough seas as we approached NYC was ideal - felt much less movement in our cabin than on any deck.
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Nicely renovated. Smoking room near Magnums was disconcerting, didn't like smelling the smoke while trying to enjoy music. Saw men in caps in dining room though clearly states no hats, caps in dress code.

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