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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 39

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
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Norwegian Gem

11 Night Eastern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 27, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Gem

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 5018

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Overall, I would say my husband and I had a very wonderful vacation on the Norwegian Gem. We made lasting friendships on this cruise and made a commitment to meet again on a Norwegian ship in the future.


4 out of 5
Rather quick and efficient

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Main dining rooms were good. Buffet was loud and not enough seating available after getting your food.

Grand Pacific Main Dining Room

5 out of 5

Fast, professional, friendly.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


4 out of 5
variety was good.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Most all service was great. Some at the bars, not so friendly

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
attentiveness of our cabin steward was exceptional.

Ship tip

claim your seat at the pool EARLY if you want to spend time at the pool.

Ports of call

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5
Love St. Kitts. Strolled around the terminal by ourselves

Castries, St. Lucia

5 out of 5
Love this port. Did the Island Spender tour. Very informative.

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5
Love it. Went to Harrison's Cave on an independent tour.

St. John's, Antigua

3 out of 5
I think the beaches are beautiful, but the port itself shows how poor the island is.

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

5 out of 5
First time in St. Croix. Nice island. Wish we were there for A LONGER TIME.


4 out of 5
I saw people getting off as self disembarkation, but, they only had carry-on luggage with them. This meant we had a longer wait, though we were honest , and they were able to go through customs ahead of us.
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