great time on the gem

Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 22

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
9 Night Eastern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 21, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 9579
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

 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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
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.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
we did not take part in many activities just relaxed


5 out of 5
lover the shows. tim kaminiski is so funny on and off the stage.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
did not use

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
our steward teo was great also camplell in magenta is a real fun waiter

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
loved the ship, it was very clean, washy washy

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
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!

Ship Tip

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

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