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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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Reviews: 2
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Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Norwegian Gem

10 Night Eastern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 22, 2016

Ship: Norwegian Gem

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 14514

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

For those living in or close to New York City, this is a wonderful cruise to do.  Four great Eastern Caribbean islands - without having to fly!  The overall cruise is 10 days so that means 5 sea days (yes!!) in addition to the 4 island ports.  And the Norwegian Gem, by today's standards is definitely a small ship (less than 2400 passengers) and that means a cozier, less frantic cruise experience.  The Gem was last drydocked and refurbished just in November 2015 so it is in prime shape.

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

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The only "problem" with doing a Haven Courtyard Penthouse is that is raises the bar for all future cruises.

Ship tip

If you are planning to dine in specialty restaurants, make your reservations well ahead of your sailing date so that you get the days and times you prefer.

Ports of call

New York, New York

5 out of 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

3 out of 5
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