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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 8
Helpful Votes: 126

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Norwegian Gem

14 Night Southern Caribbean (Boston Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 29, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Gem

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 5107

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Overall we had lots of fun. We met some very nice people as well. The gem is our size ship, we really do not care for the mega ships. We like not having to dress at dinner , the menus in the dining rooms were not that great but what they served was always good.The Orchid Garden is a nice little resturant as a break from the main dining rooms. We found Osheeans to be poor as far as menu and food .

Embarkation

2 out of 5
was some kind of big delay many had to wait outside for 2 hours .

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food was good not great but we are not pickey.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
We usedthe hot tub and spa . Both were fine

Entertainment

4 out of 5
We saw no shows but loved Leo the guitarist

Children's Programs

No kids

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The crew was very good, always seemed happy and helpful. Our Steward Cong was great

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
This is a older ship, so it is not perfect. It has a good layout and seemed to kept up quite good

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Cabin seemed smaller than most but bed was comfy . Cabin is below a service area so there can be some noise at times.

Ship tip

Enjoy the Great Outdoors on deck 12 aft. It is very nice with a bar and breakfast/ lunch/ snacks

Ports of call

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

4 out of 5
Did not do excursion .Went to pirate museum. Very good.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

4 out of 5
Took taxi tour. WAS good until traffic got so bad it was pointless to continue.

St. John's, Antigua

5 out of 5
Did great excursion, AntiquaExperiance very enjoyable

Bridgetown, Barbados

4 out of 5
Went to Harrison Cave, nice time very interesting.

Castries, St. Lucia

4 out of 5
Went to Sufrie and diamond falls. It was very nice but the roads to get there are so winding.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

3 out of 5
Did st kitts railroad. It waas not as good as we hoped, the train lurches and there are fumes from the engin, at least in the 1st car. Some of the views were great but some were just of peoples yards along the way.

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

5 out of 5
Went on a great tour of the island, with Rosco. It was a taxi tour find him at the port cant miss him he is about 6ft 7 in tall.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
No problem at all
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