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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

4.4 out of 5
Norwegian Gem

7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)

Sail Date: April 07, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Gem

Cabin Type: Inside

Cabin Number: 9127

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review Summary

Its a vacation make the most of it. Nothing is ever perfect,but the staff truly does give a great effort to make it enjoyable. The rest is up too us.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Embarkation had its glitches. The ship arrived about 2hrs late,then there were problems with keycard photos being mixed up. I gave it 5 stars because things happen and with those complications the staff at the pier stayed proffesional and friendly and handled the obstacles as best as they could.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
I ate breakfast every morning in the Grand Pacific,the food was very good and the staff was very friendly and proffesional.

Latin Tapas Restaurant

5 out of 5

Great salad bar,nice selection of meat brought to your table. Staff was friendly,courteous and proffesional. Made for a very nice dinner.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
The spa was very relaxing and clean. Not as big as on the Breakaway but still a nice way to relax, all in all very enjoyable.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
I went to the comedy show i forget the comedians name but he was laugh out loud funny and not vulgar or obscene. Blazing boots not really for me (pop country) but the singers/dancers were very good. "Get down tonight" really enjoyed the music and performance

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
I thought service throughout the ship was great. For the most part everyone was friendly and did their jobs well

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
I found the ship to be very well kept and ckear of empty cups/glasss laying around

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
I was a solo cruiser this time around so the inside cabin was plenty. For 2 people i think would still be good. Three drawers nice siz closet with a few shelves and plenty of hangers.

Ship Tip

I try and not let things bother me or take away my fun so if an employee is having a bad day i try and remember i have bad days at work too. As for all of us our vacation is what we make it so make it a good one and enjoy

Ports Of Call

Port Canaveral, Florida

3 out of 5
Not much to do. If you do Disney not enough time to really enjoy. Nothing in walking distance. Cocoa beach and cocoa village nothing to really write home about. But maybe take an Uber to a nice restaurant to get off the ship for a bit and stretch your legs.

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

5 out of 5
Very nice island. Clean great beach. Lots of things too choose from. Cabana for the day is great no worries about getting a chair you can hide from the sun for a little bit if needed. Wave runners,parasailing,music,a few souvenir shops,snorkeling, safe, in my opinion the best port

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5
Did the blue lagoon nice boat ride over. My daughter loved the swim with the dolphin part. Nice little beach area. Friendly staff. Nice day in general. I would be careful just wandering around in nassau though.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Did self assist. Was called out of cabin by about 5 after 8 was crossing the west side highway by 830.
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