We will travel on the Gem Again
Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
Sail Date: July 30, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 11 months ago
Consider this a cruise to "nowhere" and enjoy the ship.
Marissa and Dana
The Ship's shows and entertainment
The variety of food on the Gem
Cleanliness of our cabin
Pool at 7:30 am and Jacuzzi at 8:30 am
The walking track
O'Sheehans Waitstaff and Food quality
Business of the pool after 10 am
Pubic Bathrooms on decks 7 and 12
Food and Dining
The Grand Pacific is very good.
The buffet is okay-but lots of choices for the entire family.
the onboard activities were awesome for what I want to do...Nothing stressful.
There is a golf chipping area that we enjoyed...other than that there are tons to do (very hour). If we missed something...we missed it, no stress.
(ps...stay away from Deal or NO DEAL..play bingo)
The singers and dance crew were very talented-so fun to watch.
Several themed shows.
Marissa and Dana were AWESOME!
Ineffable Two - terrific
The casino is too smoky for us....and we like to gamble...just too smoky.
Service and Staff
The Cruise Director was fantastic - he really kept the entertainment exciting. His crew was a bit unprofessional at times. They stated that they "had to work" while "we" vacationed. That was obnoxious.
The wait staff were fair to good.
O'sheehan's service was brutal (we avoid, and will avoid in the future). Not welcoming at all!
All other restaurants the service was fair to great depending on the time of day.
Again, The Grand Pacific hit a homerun. The service was always fantastic, even during the last breakfast.
Cabin / Stateroom
New towels always available.
Don't be in a rush to go to everything or all the programs. Relax and enjoy the ocean (your family, your kids, your spouse, yourself).
Eat in the restaurants and avoid the buffet. (Although it is fun to hear "washy washy, happy happy" at least once).