Norwegian Gem Review

Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall rating:

3.7 out of 5
Norwegian Gem

7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 05, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Gem

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 8612

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

I have previously sailed on the Norwegian Dawn and absolutely loved it but the Gem did not compare at all. The Gem staff was not nearly as friendly as the Dawn staff. The Gem food was not as good, it was all the same except for maybe one station each night. The hours of operation of most of the dining places were not as often as the Dawn was. Many staff and fellow cruisers were rude. Staff pushed into me multiple times without even acknowledging. They just didn't seem as happy as the staff on the Dawn. There were many amenities listed on the NCL website for the Gem including the rock wall and sports courts but the courts were closed by 5 and almost never had basketballs out because they are located above a restaurant. The rock wall was never opened. They did do an awesome job welcoming us back to the ship from the port excursions but some of them were quite disorganized. Overall, I don't think I would sail on the Gem again.

Embarkation

3 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5

Entertainment

4 out of 5

Service and Staff

2 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5

Ports of call

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

5 out of 5

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

2 out of 5
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