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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
Norwegian Gem

11 Night Eastern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 23, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Gem

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9546

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Great times on the Norwegian Gem!!!! The staff were really friendly and were very professional. Can't wait to go on another one again!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
I felt that everything went well!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
I went to O' Sheehan's the first night, which the hot dog with chili was okay. But the wings were awesome! The rest of the cruise we went to the buffet. Sometimes food was lukewarm or on the cold side. But there was a nice selection and it was tasty.

Shaker's Martini Bar

5 out of 5

I loved the mudslides the most!!! The bar tenders started recognizing us, which made us feel special and want to come back to get more!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
I liked going in the pool because the size of it was just right. Didn't do either the rock climbing or fitness.

Tahitian Pool

5 out of 5

The pool is a nice spot to relax and cool down. Plus it's the right size. I liked going in the pool a lot!

Entertainment

5 out of 5
LOVED all the shows!!! The comedians were great, they were really funny. I don't know how the acrobats were able to do all their stunts, but they were all amazing.

Spinnaker Lounge

5 out of 5

The entertainment in Spinnaker lounge was really great. I spent a lot of my time in this room. You can get great drinks at the bar and watch awesome entertainment.

Children's Programs

No children. Just adults

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff were all very nice. They said hello and seemed happy. I really liked the chef Lea Conceptian, because she was always happy and smiling. She made the day a whole lot brighter. Plus she sang so well at one of the on-board activities. Overall a great experience with the staff.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was very well maintained. I felt it was very clean. Even in the bathrooms, they were very clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
It was comfortable in the bed, except I didn't really like the pillows. The size of the cabin was okay, but the balcony made up for that. Being able to look outside whenever I wanted to and hear the waves was very relaxing. I disliked how the toilet is too close to the wall. The maid kept the room very clean and she was very nice.

Ship tip

Go see the shows every night, don't miss any because they are awesome!

Ports of call

New York, New York Did not visit port

Only went to New York to go on the cruise. Didn't look around at all.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5
The shopping for jewelry on this island is great! Plus I went on a very fun and nice excursion. The driver was really nice. When we got a flat tire, the driver was very professional about it and let us explore while he fixed the tire. He was very informative about everything. That excursions is just the right amount of time to go shopping after it ends.

Castries, St. Lucia

3 out of 5
I thought St. Lucia was okay. The reason it may have just been okay is that the excursion to the volcano took a long time and the guides made you feel rushed. The volcano wasn't what I thought it would be either.

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5
The water is soooooo beautiful!!! I feel as though it is the clearest of the islands we went to. We went to Harrison's Cave, which was awesome! Took a lot of beautiful pictures. Wish I was able to swim in the beach but... next time I definitely will!

St. John's, Antigua

4 out of 5
We did a beach excursion here. The water was very nice and there were pretty big waves there. I had altogether four people in my group, but we were only given three chairs, so that was disappointing that the excursion paper said that each person would have a designated spot specifically for them. The lunch that was included was very good, except there are not many places to sit and eat it there.

Frederiksted, St. Croix, U.S.V.I.

4 out of 5
St. Croix was good. The water probably was the darkest of all the islands we went to. So because of that and the small smell, I didn't go in the water. There was a lot of shopping at this port.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
It was great! I had no problems.
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