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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Norwegian Gem

10 Night Southern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 15, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Gem

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10036

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

The cruise was a very good experience for me and my daughter. Even the delayed disembarkation was turned into a positive experience by the ship's staff.


3 out of 5
Due to delays sat in terminal waiting but once they started it went very smoothly.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Wide variety and well staffed.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Spent a lot of my time relaxing on deck, however my daughter enjoyed the basketball court and pool.


4 out of 5
The shows were family oriented and able to be enjoyed by all ages.

Children's Programs

4 out of 5
Plenty of things for teens but also went on February Break. Large percentage of passengers were under the age of 18.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Service was awesome. All the staff that I encountered went out of their way to assist me and make me feel comfortable and relaxed.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
For an older ship it was well maintained and very clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It was the perfect size for me and my daughter and Renato our room steward was absolutely wonderful. He worked around our schedule and was always available if we needed anything.

Ship tip

The Gem is a great ship for relaxing and enjoying time with family and friends.

Ports of call

New York, New York Did not visit port

Live in New York

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 out of 5
Self-directed walking tour. Went to the Fort, did some shopping and saw the street covered p by umbrellas.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5
We did go swimming with the dolphins and my daughter absolutely loved it. Transportation was easy to locate and comfortable.

Castries, St. Lucia

4 out of 5
Spent the day at the beach. Easily found reliable transportation that took us to a nice beach.

St. John's, Antigua

5 out of 5
Did the Safari excursion. Our guide was very informative and made the excursion fun for a diverse group of people.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

4 out of 5
Should have booked an excursion. Not a lot to do other than shop at the Port. Was very clean.


5 out of 5
Due to high winds disembarkation was delayed until the following day. I am thankful that the crew put their passengers, staff and ship's safety first. Once dock the process was relatively uneventful and rather quick.
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