NCL Gem......our 4th sailing on her

Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 7
Helpful Votes: 36

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
10 Night Eastern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 02, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 8098
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

obviously we love this ship. Not too big, like the Breakaway.  Service was great. Food was excellent. One failure, LaCuccina.  I had read mixed reviews of the shipboard Italian fare, but had never tried it. This time, with the ultimate dining package, we tried it. Nervous  I can recommend any restaurant but this one.   It wasn't bad, but it didn't blow us away either.  My suggestion...pass on this and go elsewhere. Cagneys is great, but......if you want lobster, go to LeBistro. They grill their tails, as opposed to Cagneys which boils their lobster. Boiling can make the meat somewhat soft.  Go to Cagneys for the steak. And the creme brûlée Yummy.

The thermal suite was great as always.

As stated elsewhere, I don't know why NCL gets a bad rap. We have tried the other   so called entry level lines, and prefer NCL.  We are now Platinum with them, and will probably stay with them. Until we have reason to switch.   Happy sailings


Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
OV, obstructed, handicap. 3rd time in this cabin, so, that should tell you something.
5 out of 5
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