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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 29

Overall rating:

3.7 out of 5
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Norwegian Gem

10 Night Eastern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 24, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Gem

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: GTY 10510

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

nothing to add etc etc etc etc etc etc etc nothing to add


5 out of 5
efficient and quick

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
The food was not good. Every time I ordered beef at the main dining rooms or the buffets it was an inferior cut. Most dishes were bland. The best food was the Indian buffet night and the salmon appetizer.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
trivia games were fun.


saw bits and pieces of the few shows scheduled. One was cancelled due to rough seas

Children's Programs

not travelling with children

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
All around waiters, room steward and other ship personnel were pleasant. One young lady at guest services needed much more training, but she tried.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Too many activities in the ship's atrium. Not enough space, too busy an area as it has tour desk, guest services, coffee bar, etc. and showing a movie at 10:30 pm in the atrium is just dumb. I give you very high marks on CLEANLINESS

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
very clean a bit tight on space comfortable bed. Shower water temperature was very hot even on the lowest setting. Had to be rather quick with shower as it would get uncomfortable, and I like hot showers but this was a bit much

Ship tip

Bring your own water bottle. When boarding the ship all water bottles were confiscated, even if you bought the water package!!!!!! Don't buy any liquor until you compare the prices on the duty free ports. The ship hook is "if you find it for less we will match the price and give you credit" The hitch is that the stores will not let you take a picture of the booze to prove the price difference. HA HA

Ports of call

New York, New York

5 out of 5
Love NYC no excursion live here

St. John's, Antigua

4 out of 5
pleasant good beach did not do an excursion

Castries, St. Lucia

3 out of 5
no excursion rough beach

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

3 out of 5
Magan's bay beach was fun, very short stay due to inclement weather to get back to NYC


4 out of 5
dragged my own suitcase off the ship quickly
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