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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 29

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
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Norwegian Gem

7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 07, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Gem

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: GTY 10662

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Our cruise was very relaxing and enjoyable. We can't wait to go back on an NCL cruise. Emily from was wonderful to work with. We will be sure to contact Emily the next time we are planning to cruise.


1 out of 5
It was awful. We stood in two lines for well over 2 hours because the ship was very late coming in. It was difficult for the elderly passengers, those with young children, passengers with back and knee problems, and especially for my husband who has foot problems.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The main dining room was very good as well as the Moderno, specialty restaurant. The buffet was very good for lunch, but I did not like it for breakfast. We did not go to the buffet for dinner. O'sheehan's was very good.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Fitness center every day. Many treadmills were out of service. Was a problem on the first day but after that it was fine. We enjoyed the different activities in the lounges. We did not participate in bingo, the casino, etc


5 out of 5
The shows were outstanding. We especially loved Blazing Boots. The 4 main performers were outstanding. Ashlie Amber was great.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All staff we came in contact with were wonderful. The bartenders in the Atrium, the service in O'Sheehan's and the service in the main dining room were outstanding. O'Sheehan's seemed to be a little understaffed at times but the wait staff were very nice and accommodating under the circumstances. The cruise director was FABULOUS. She was a lot of fun. Our room steward was great.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Some of the public bathrooms were a little untidy but that was after a mad rush to the lady's room after a show, etc. Overall we found the ship to be very clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

there's something for everyone on this cruise ship. enjoy!

Ports of call

Nassau, Bahamas

4 out of 5


5 out of 5
Very easy getting off the ship. We used the 9:15 a.m. luggage tags. We started disembarkation prior to 9:15.
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