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

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 106

Overall rating:

2.7 out of 5
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Norwegian Gem

7 Night Canada & New England (Boston To Quebec City)

Sail date: September 20, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Gem

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10020

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Worst cruise of 37 that we have taken. Overcrowded, poor communication, mediocre food.


3 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Overcrowded hassle for seats and mediocre food

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Line dance


3 out of 5
Good comedian. Most shows too packed to get seat

Children's Programs

No kids

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Waitstaff friendly. Bosses not

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Had to ask cabin steward to clean filthy toilet from prior cruise

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Uncomfortable couch no chair!

Ship tip


Ports of call

Boston, Massachusetts

4 out of 5
Went in early to explore on our own

Bar Harbor, Maine

3 out of 5
Very touristy

Halifax, Nova Scotia

3 out of 5
Somewhat disappointing. Expected more.

Sydney, Nova Scotia

4 out of 5
Alexander Graham Bell Museum was a surprise find. Worthwhile

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

2 out of 5
Decided too rough for landing.very disappointing

La Baie, Quebec

2 out of 5
Again decided too rough for tenders. This one could be questioned

Quebec City, Quebec

4 out of 5
Really crowded with six ships in port. Pleasant city.


1 out of 5
Did not arrive at cruise port but rather a tent facility with hours long lines for transportation
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