Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Second Mate

7+ cruises


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4 out of 5

great time on the gem

Sail Date: April 21, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

 after a cruise on the breakaway last year we said no more ncl, but we gave them another chance. the gem is a very nice ship, the crew is friendly and helpful. it is not so big so it is easy to get around. the food was fine , however the buffet food was not very hot. it never seemed to crowded in the buffet.loved the shows, tim kaminiski is SO funny on and off the stage.all the ports were nice , wish we had more time in tortola .only negative was the totally out of control kids everywhere at all hours.parents seemed to just let them do what they wanted all cruise. this was not pleasant.overall the gem has renewed our interest in ncl and we would cruise with them again.

Cabin / Stateroom
cabin was small but ok for us. bed was nice the tv is quite small .it is hard to read it when you want to check out your acct on it. there should be a us sports network on all the tvs, all that was on all week was soccer and rugby!
Embarkation and Disembarkation
for new york it went well
Ship Quality
loved the ship, it was very clean, washy washy
Destinations and Excursions
we had ncl excursion package so we took 4 excursions. san juan city tour was nice , but it was such a hot day, st thomas we went to coral world. its a nice place .plenty of sea life and loorikeet birds martin went to butterffy place, very interesting, in tortola we went to the baths in virgin gorda, it is amazing but it is a difficult tour, lots of climbing and crawling.
Onboard Activities
we did not take part in many activities just relaxed
Children's Programs
did not use
lover the shows. tim kaminiski is so funny on and off the stage.
Service and Staff
our steward teo was great also camplell in magenta is a real fun waiter
Food and Dining
the food was fine. we ate mostly in the main dine rooms. the magenta was smaller and quieter. o sheenans was never busy but every time you went there they said it was a 20 min wait because the kitchen was backed up. backed up with what? there was only 4/5 tables taken. this happened every time you went there.something is wrong there.


the great outdoors on deck 12 is a real nice place to hang out

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