The Gem was a GEM

Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Verified Review
10 Night Eastern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 11, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 10566
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

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


Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Everything was excellent.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Excellent - a full schedule. No time to get bored ever! Was great.


5 out of 5

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

5 out of 5
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.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Our room was clean and our steward Dante was so amendable to our needs. Great service.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
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.

Ship 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.

3 out of 5
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