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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 24

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Norwegian Gem

7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 07, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Gem

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Loved the ship and the crew. A group a very had working people, and a funny cruise director. I would definitely go back - or I should rather say, stay there :-)

Embarkation

4 out of 5
There was a long line, but members of the Crew were super nice and helpful.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was great! We only visited buffet, cause we didn't feel like sticking to the plan all the time. It was our vacation after all :-) But there was enough food and a wide selection, so everybody could find something they like.

Garden Café

5 out of 5

Great selection and delicious food. Wonderful service as well.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Energetic dancers, live bands and extremely talented singers. It was a great pleasure to attend all their performances.

Stardust Theater

5 out of 5

Great shows, and a funny cruise director at the end of each show :-)

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Kids loved it!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very nice and hard working people. Always ready to help. Our room steward made sure that everything is clean, that we always have fresh towels, and once I even noticed that he organized our shoes on the floor. The poor guy even arranged all the toys that my daughter brought with her on the ship.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
These people cleaned all the time. So YES, it was clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It was small, but well designed. Everybody had their place to sleep and it was comfortable. Our's was an inside cabin for 3 people (one child), but the balcony cabins were larger. In the other words the more you pay, the greater comfort you have.

Ship tip

I'm going to copy somebody else, but take water bottles with you. You can get water at the buffet on the 12th floor (back of the ship) at any time.

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

3 out of 5
Didn't have enough time to do something there, and the Cocoa Beach wasn't the prettiest I've seen. I'd rather stay one more day on Bahamas. It was a waste of time, unless you stayed on the ship :-) The ship had always something going on.

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

5 out of 5
Beautiful place. White sand and calm water, so even the kids could swim comfortably. Just the big rocks on the bottom were annoying, but I could live with it :-) Next time I'll bring water shoes with me :-)

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
It would be nice to stay there overnight, so we could experience the night life on the island. While we were there, we took a bus trip around the island and visited few interesting places.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Prepare for lines, but the people were very nice, and they made the process as smooth as possible. It was also faster than the embarkation, so it was OK.
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