Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Third Mate

Experience
2-3 cruises

Review
1

Helpful Votes
8

5 out of 5

The Gem was a GEM

Sail Date: April 11, 2016

Reviewed: 7 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

My husband and I were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary.  Going for 10 days was a great decision on our part, because 7 days comes too fast and before you know its time to come home.  We had plenty of time to unwind and we had the time of our lives.  We had a lot of at sea days but kept so busy with game shows, trivia, name that tune games, listening to music, and, of course, watching the talented individuals perform each night in the Stardust Theater.  We thoroughly enjoy cruising with NCL and can't wait to book our next cruise in another 5 years --  Boston to Bermuda cruise.  Deans, Massachusetts

 

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Cabin / Stateroom
We were disappointed because we wanted to upgrade to a mini-suite. We were afraid the room was going to be too small. It was fine, but we would have preferred an incentive/offer of being able to upgrade to a mini-suite.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Our room was clean and our steward Dante was so amendable to our needs. Great service.
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Excellent - a full schedule. No time to get bored ever! Was great.
Children's Programs N/A
Entertainment
SENSATIONAL
Service and Staff
Internet connection and phone service was disappointing. We were told we could Skype or Facetime and we were not able to do any of the above. At $4.99 a minute it is too steep to pay for phone calls, but we were forced to. The internet manager was deceitful and arrogant.
Food and Dining
Everything was excellent.

Tip

Check your cell phone plan and possibly get International service. We're afraid to look at cell bill when it comes this month. Communicating with home was not an easy task. The rooms should allow you to use a calling card because $4.99 a minute is astronomical. Come prepared with a plan.



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