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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Bermuda

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Norwegian Gem

7 Night Bermuda (Boston Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 23, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Gem

Cabin type: Suite

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Great weeklong cruise that spends three days in Bermuda. Will definitely be back on this cruise again. M


5 out of 5
Arrived a little before scheduled time but was not a problem. Staff all very nice and had waiting area well planned. When number was called to board it went very quickly. On board ship rooms were ready on time and lounges were well staffed.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The only problem was the French restaurant required long pants, which seemed silly since we were on a cruise to Bermuda where shorts are the standard uniform. Just bring some long pants if you plan to use specialty restaurants.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Plenty of room for anything you wanted to do. All shows were easy to get a seat.


5 out of 5
Very good.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All interactions with staff was fantastic. The farewell presentation was the best of the week. Have never been thanked face to face with the captain and crew before. Great job.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
As it is a little older there aren’t bathrooms with no touch door openers at all locations and no touch sinks would be a good addition everywhere.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Mini suite upgrade from balcony very nice. A little bigger room but bathroom had a tub. Some may like that but climbing over the high edge was a challenge to seasoned people.

Ship tip

It is a relatively small cruise ship so be prepared for a great time. Can get a little rough in high seas.

Ports of call

Boston, Massachusetts

5 out of 5
Did not do an excursion but stayed at the ALoft near the cruise port. Walked to pickup Boston tour bus for the day before cruise. Great way to see city for not a lot of money.

Royal Naval Dockyard, West End, Bermuda

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
There was a long line but once they started moving it went very quickly. Did the self embarkation So luggage was not a problem.
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