Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

Canada & New England

Sail Date: September 03, 2016

Reviewed: 9 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

While we were happy with overall food service, we did take the NCL bonus offers of unlimited drinks and specialty restaurants. The bartenders, specialty restaurants and entertainment were all very good. The band "sold out", was excellent. 

Cabin / Stateroom
A bit small but workable. Needed to keep clothes in suitcases.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Some better than others. The best of Portland & Kennebonkport was disappointing. We did a Viking trolley tour in Newport and were very satisfied.
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
All shows were very good with one exception. We left the Ariel act on the last night when the showed videos of them dancing.
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
The specialty restaurants were very good.
New York, New York
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Perry's Cove is a must see.
Saint John, New Brunswick
We did best of st John/bay of Fundy. Not very impressed. We were dropped at a market.
Portland, Maine
We did the best of Portland/Kennebunkport. Not happy with it. Long, boring bus ride. Drive by of Bush Compound and stop at town setup for tourists.
Newport, Rhode Island
Walk over to the info booth on the dock and ask where to pickup the Viking trolley to the Breakers. Reasonable price and time.


Take advantage of the bonus offers. The shows (singers & dancers) were very good.

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