Gem still delivers

Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to North America

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
New York, USA / New York, USA
Sail Date: September 24, 2016
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: 11036
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 1 year ago

The NCL Gem is a comfortable ship. It's not as big as the newer ships, which is good ecause it allows you to get around faster and familiarize yourself with all venues available. Staff is always friendly and the atmosphere onboard is upbeat. It is newly redone and the changes are all positive. I recommend going to the specialty restaurants. The Gem provides a pleasant getaway. I cruise on it at least oncea year. It is like an old friend!

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food is good, but I didn't like the fees that were added to the regular dinner menu. Also, they've eliminated lobster night. Specialties very good.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
I like the activities, especially trivia and evening games, however would like more games and organized activites during the day, especially on sea days.


5 out of 5
Excellent shows. This group of entertainers were exceptional. Loved production show SWING.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very clean. Pleasant, helpful staff,

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Love the new design, except carpecting at elevators is distracting for people with balance issues. It is easy to get around the ship and venues are always clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Rolando, my steward, kept my room immaculate. Rooms are comfortable. Tubs in mini suites can be daunting for people with knee problems. Climbing over high tub to shower was difficult.

Ship Tip

Chairs in lounge outside Le Bistro are arranged in groups of four around a cocktail table. Every night, people had to turn and move the heavychairs to listen to piano performer. If a couple sits in a cluster, two chairs remain unused. Perhaps chairs can be arranged in groups of two and some in four.

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