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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 35

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Norwegian Gem

11 Night Eastern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 27, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Gem

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 5520

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

We had a blast for our first cruise. We actually can't wait to do it again!


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was amazing... So much so we decided we didn't have to eat at a specialty restaurant!

Bali Hai Bar And Grill

5 out of 5

The staff was amazing and knew exactly what I was drinking by the end of the first day!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5


3 out of 5

The time I spent here was relaxing and I was able to play what I wanted and didn't have to wait.


5 out of 5
We loved all the entertainment.... The Magician and the Comedian were hilarious!

Children's Programs

We didn't bring our children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The crew members were amazing... They got to know you and chatted with you and made sure that you were enjoying yourself.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
I liked the layout it was simple and easy to navigate. The crew worked their butts off as we had what seemed to be an awful lot of pigs that cruised with us. They would leave their nasty garbage and plates ALL OVER we are talking the stairs, landings, elevators, corridors, and even the damn bathrooms. The crew stayed on top of it!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We found the cabin to be more then enough roomy for my husband and I. Bruce our steward was great he stayed on top of freshening up and turning down our cabin! Our bed was super comfy and in fact I miss it as it wasn't to soft nor to hard.

Ship tip

Please be respectful and place your plates, discarded food, and garbage on a table or take it back to your cabin so that your steward can dispose of it and not all over the ship! Be respectful of your fellow cruisers and the crew members!

Ports of call

New York, New York

4 out of 5
No excursion this is were we embarked and it was simple, fast, and easy!

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5
We did the Dolphin Push Pull Swim and had a blast. This was also the port with the best shopping!

Castries, St. Lucia

5 out of 5
We did the Rum Thriller and Marigot Bay view tour. Bring the bug spray as you will need it in the distillery.

Bridgetown, Barbados

4 out of 5
We did the Copacabana Beach excursion... It was beautiful! It was a holiday on the island so it wasn't to busy. The only issue we had was ordering food. We had our flag up for over 20mins and never seen our waitress so we decided to go in and again we waited forever to even order. By the time we ordered we were only able to order fries as everything else would have taken to long and we would have missed our bus ride back.

St. John's, Antigua

2 out of 5
The Stingray Encounter was pretty cool but the shopping was a let down. I have zero desire to go back in fact my husband and I wouldn't even get of the ship if we port here again.

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

4 out of 5
Captain Morgan tour was a huge disappointment the only saving grace was the fact that we were able to visit the botanical garden first. That was absolutely beautiful and wish that it was an excursion on it's own.


5 out of 5
Super easy as we opted to just take our stuff right off the ship instead of waiting.
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