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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 71

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
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Norwegian Gem

13 Night Southern Caribbean (Boston Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 08, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Gem

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 9504

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Great weather, ship and companions. Staff could not have been better.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
I am a latitudes member which allows early boarding and I had won an upgrade to an owner's suite so they couldn't get me on board fast enough. I had a personal escort.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
I ate mostly in specialty restaurants and they were fantastic. Room service was good. Buffet had a good choice.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Loved trivia and the nightly shows.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Ship's production crew were great. The outside entertainers were 50/50 good and bad.

Children's Programs

I am 75 and traveling alone.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everywhere I went the staff was phenomenal. My stewardess, butler, concierge and other staff wedre pleasant and knowledgeable.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very easy to navigate.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
This room was huge. I had an enormous front balcony off the bedroom which contained a king size bed, desk, and chair. The bathroom had a tub, double sink, separate shower with multiple sprayers, and an enclosed commode. There was a dressing room with mirrors, seating area and plenty of hangers and drawers for clothes. entering from the hallway was a very large livingroom dining room with couch, hassocks, coffee tables and a table with 6 chairs. 2 sliding doors went out to the side double balcony with seating area and table. There was also a coffee maker and refrigerator which was kept stocked with sodas, mixers and the alcoholic beverages that came with the room. It was magnificent!

Ship tip

Consider a suite or bidding on an upgrade for an unbelievable experience. The ship is well run and the staff extremely friendly.

Ports of call

Boston, Massachusetts

5 out of 5
Went out 2 days early to see the sights and also did the excursion ending at the airport which was very informative.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Good snorkeling at turtle cove.

St. John's, Antigua

5 out of 5
Did a tour called Antigua by sea. Fantastic boat and good snorkeling.

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5
Went to Harrison's caverns which was stupendous

Castries, St. Lucia

5 out of 5
Went to the waterfall, botanic garden and spa tubes very interesting

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5
Snorkeling was great

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

5 out of 5
Best snorkeling, went into the opening of several caves. Abundant sea life.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Kind of a mess. Did an excursion which was delayed by the foreigners going through customs and being held up delaying the whole group.
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