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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 36

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Norwegian Gem

11 Night Eastern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 12, 2017

Ship: Norwegian Gem

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 11124

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

11 days was a long time on a boat. My husband who doesnt get sea sick did with 25 ft waves... so bring stuff just incase. We had a great time and are excited to go on our next cruise with our kids.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Perfect, got there early and got on the boat by noon.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Magenta dining room was better in my opinion then Grande Pacific. Food in the Grande Pacific was usually warm not hot. The buffet had a good selection of food but was repeated daily. We never ate dinner in the buffet. The specialty resturants... Mederno was my favorite buy dont waste room on the salad bar save room for all the meat lol. I loved Le Bistro. Great mussels and escargot. Tapenyaki was not great we like our local habachi better.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
We enjoyed the thermal suite and would pay for it again. I was sick the first couple of days and had back pain tiled warming beds helped so much. Also if you go to the spa to have services done ask for Jingle and Pamela they are wonderful.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Tim or "Team" Kamimski the comedian was awesome. I also Loved the cruise director Loraina. The dancers were talented. Absolutely great entertainment

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Loved it. It was actually a mini suite. Right under the buffet and by the elevators and was never noisy.

Ship tip

Get to know the ship the first day!!

Ports of call

St. John's, Antigua

2 out of 5
Very poor so people are pushy about buying stuff but the island is beautiful

Fort-De-France, Martinique

2 out of 5
Wasnt open on sunday. Everything was closed. We did take the ferry to a beach. Ise I believe. It was 8 round trip for 2 people.

Castries, St. Lucia

5 out of 5
So much fun!! We did the catamaran sail and snorkel threw norwegian. It was wonderful but be careful with the rum punch. Its very very very strong. I was fine my husband had a bit to much but It was so much fun.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

3 out of 5
We did the zip line excursion and honestly wouldnt do it again. It was way over priced. The zip lines where short and theres only 4 long zip lines then its over. For 159 pp I would have had more fun on the beach. The gear was dirty and smelled bad. Do ziplining in st lucia or st thomas.I heared its better there. The one in st lucia had 11 or 12 lines.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
We took a van to megens Bay. I LOVE this beach. So beautiful. It costs $5 pp children 12 and under are free to get in. But its maintained. And clean. The water was warm and wonderful. I will bring my kids back. It cost $26 for unbrella and two lounge chairs. Although we were in the water the whole time. We took a van that had 14 people in it and it cost $16 per person round trip. $8 one way. Alot of people where confused about this thought it was $8 round trip. But it wasnt some people stiffed the driver which was very sad.

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
It took awhile but was okay. We opted to have them take our luggage it all worked out fine. Juat be prepaired that there isnt alot of food or drinks available the morning you get off.

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