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

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

3.9 out of 5
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Norwegian Gem

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

Sail date: October 11, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Gem

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 11510

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Cruise overall not exceptional Cabin disappointing


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Main dining rooms typical, not the best selection of entrees, every night felt appetizers were the best thing on menu. Did not use specialty restaurants but they looked well used when observed. Buffet food was good but not anything special.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Not used due to weather


4 out of 5
Good variety of entertainment

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Everyone pleasant no one in particular exceptional

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Common areas were okay

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
Layout was ridiculous for a mini suite. You had to walk sideways to get between foot of bed and wall. Right side of bed had small shelf, no nightstand. Closet on right side of bed hard to access since door opened out and touched bed when opened. Shower/tub combo was too high to get in without step! Bathroom overall was one of the biggest we’ve experienced. Sliding glass door would not lock and came open several times by itself during stormy weather, creating a wind tunnel in room. Balcony walls had been sanded ? In preparation for painting ? But no painting occurred and white walls with multiple black areas is not the most eye appealing.

Ports of call

Quebec City, Quebec

5 out of 5
Came the night before and did some sightseeing on our own

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

5 out of 5
Was overjoyed they had mobility scooters for rent at harbor. Delightful made for an enjoyable outing.

Sydney, Nova Scotia

4 out of 5
No excursions

Halifax, Nova Scotia

4 out of 5

Saint John, New Brunswick

4 out of 5
5 hour bus tour, not that interesting

Portland, Maine Did not visit port

Boston, Massachusetts

5 out of 5
Stayed overnight after cruise and navigated our own sightseeing


5 out of 5
Loved the self assist disembarkation
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