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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Norwegian Gem

11 Night Southern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 25, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Gem

Cabin type: Suite

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Even though the trip was shortened from an 11 day to a 10 day, and we went to two fewer ports, it still worked out great for us as we ended up with an extra day at sea, which is our favorite part of the experience.


5 out of 5
Great except for one problem - ship departure was delayed by one day because of high winds - but the texts and emails from NCL right up until boarding time indicated only a two hour delay - so we got to the pier only to discover then that the ship was cancelled for that day. Would hope for better communication in the future.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food and service great - long lines at the Grand Pacific discouraging.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Loved the gym - went twice a day.


4 out of 5
Decent comedian.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was incredibly friendly and helpful.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Great design, user friendly, very clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
First time we booked The Haven. Loved it - spoiled us.

Ports of call

New York, New York

5 out of 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico Did not visit port

Cancelled by NCL because of ship delay.

Basseterre, St. Kitts Did not visit port

Cancelled by NCL because of ship delay.

Castries, St. Lucia

3 out of 5
Beautiful beaches, but the area around the port is kind of sketchy. When we came through the pier we were surrounded by really aggressive taxi drivers and tour operators - they pretty much stand in your way and demand that you do a tour with them. Wasn't fun.

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5
Nice to walk around Bridgetown, great beaches here also.


4 out of 5
Took longer than we would have liked.
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