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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Norwegian Gem

12 Night Canada & New England (Quebec City To New York)

Sail date: October 08, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Gem

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

This was a very enjoyable cruise and was 12 days with only two sea days so really got to see many ports of call. Norwegian is a very accommodating line and many staff were very pleasant and helpful during the entire cruise.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
very smooth however the "temporary feeling" of the embarkation que (tent) was a little concerning

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Cagney's was excellent - would pass on Le Bistro next time

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Disappointed in that the martini tasting and mojito tastings were cancelled

Entertainment

4 out of 5
The stage shows were excellently performed by talented signers and dancers. The specialty performers such as the magician and comedian were not as well received

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Many went out of there way to get special items when requested

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports of call

Quebec City, Quebec

4 out of 5
Did not have enough time at St Anne de Beaupre - felt rushed to go through and then leave with no time for exploring site

La Baie, Quebec

5 out of 5
Not much to do in port city but the fiord excursion was excellent

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

4 out of 5

Sydney, Nova Scotia

5 out of 5

Halifax, Nova Scotia

5 out of 5
Cabot Trail very nice

Saint John, New Brunswick

4 out of 5

Portland, Maine

4 out of 5

Bar Harbor, Maine

5 out of 5
favorite port of all - very picturesque and great shopping in very walkable area Acadia National Park was wonderful and the lobster lunch just perfect

Boston, Massachusetts

4 out of 5
Quincy Market was destination and very crowded as it seems multiple cruise ship tour groups arrived at same time near lunch time as well

New York, New York

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
very smooth and orderly
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