Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
10 Night Eastern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)
Sail date: March 29, 2017
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Traveled as: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago
Where do I start. We booked a balcony room and got a great last minute deal on . Overall the experience was smooth. Though we had to turn around after leaving due to a medical issue, the captain communicated well during this issue and during a storm (which he took another route home to reduce the choppy waters). The only issue was speeding back in the storm from Tortola but choppy waters at some point is to be expected. The food was EXCELLENT - I do not quite understand it when people say the food is horrible. if you do not like something go eat somewhere else or order a different entrée. I have very high expectations and found the food in the dining room to be what I would expect at a fine restaurant in Manhattan - $200 worth, smaller portions but excellent choices. Service was good and the excursions were great. Did not like the short stop in Tortola. For 10 days boat did get boring towards the end. Shows were great! Can't comment on bars/lounges as we were sleep early. We are a young couple but old souls will say the boat had a lot of seniors, but that didn't bother us. Great experience!
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the day activities were not that fun. boat felt boring after a while. it seemed like at night there were a lot of activities and things to do, wish some of these options were available during the day. HOWEVER will say that it is nice that they do have day shows (matinees) though we missed them.