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

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Norwegian Gem

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

Sail date: October 04, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Gem

Cabin type: Inside

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Overall very enjoyable cruise. Our fear was we were going to get there before the leaves changed but they were changing just about perfect. Cruise staff was very good and people were friendly in about all the ports. Fear that being in a French speaking area of Canada would be a problem was forgotten after the first port. Language was no problem.


5 out of 5
Went smooth and fast.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Buffet good variety and appearance. Main Dinning Rooms food was good but not the wow factor. Deserts we've excellent both areas.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
This was a lazy cruise for us. Spent time at shows, excursions, bars, and restaurants. Why waste time exercising.


5 out of 5
Enjoyed all areas of entertainment.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All staff was welcoming, helpful, and friendly.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Love the smaller ships. Ship was clean. Liked the Washee,washee, as you entered the buffet. Did drive you crazy at times but good way to remind people to sanitize their hands.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Had more storage than expected. No excess room but was able to unpack two large suitcases. Lucky to spend eight hours at most in room.

Ship tip

If you want a large ship this is not for you. If you don't have kids and don't spend all you time waiting in lines this is the ship for you.

Ports of call

Boston, Massachusetts

5 out of 5
A lot to do in Boston. Did Hop on Hop off and Freedom Trail.

Bar Harbor, Maine

5 out of 5
Did National Park.

Halifax, Nova Scotia

5 out of 5
Peggy's Cove and Hop on Hop off. Only downside was the road to Titanic Cemetery had been closed and could no get to it

Sydney, Nova Scotia

5 out of 5
Nice port. Went to the Fortress of Louisbourg. Enjoyed the look back in history.

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

5 out of 5
Did the Island Drive and Confederation Bridge. Enjoyed getting out in the countryside.

La Baie, Quebec

4 out of 5
Not as much to do there but nice walk and park around port.

Quebec City, Quebec

5 out of 5
Beautiful City. Spent day and half there. Could have spent more time there in the old city area.


5 out of 5
Fast and organized
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