Different but Enjoyable

Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Norwegian Gem

8 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 13, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Gem

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

First Cruise, Will do again on a bigger cruise line. On board activities were boring but over all fits the type of guest on cruise. Older crowd. Buffett was okay restaurants were great

Embarkation

3 out of 5
Ok, I was told to get to pier by 10:30am but had to wait till 12 and room not ready either. Walking around boat with carryon bags and coats.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Buffets we basically the same thing even though some items were changed daily. It’s clear food was just put away and not fresh daily. Specialty dining were the best....

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Pools and jacuzzi we clean and nice. Rock climbing long lines when available fitness center great....

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Everyone has their own taste of music and do definitely played to the crowd on boat

Children's Programs

No children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Washy washy Woop Woop lady was the beat. And she had a strong energy and smile. Our room stewardess was great as well always attentive and willing to help. Some staff were not as friendly but the good staff surpass the bad

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
First cruise small ship.... but over all clean toward the last couple days saw the same glass and soda in hallway but over all great

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great great great

Ship tip

Seems for a older crowd.... to relax

Ports of call

New York, New York Did not visit port

Came from CT got on boat

Port Canaveral, Florida

3 out of 5
Great great great. Walked around town, ate at a local restaurant played golf with gators and racing cars a walked the beach but water was cold.

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

5 out of 5
Great great great

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
Smelled like pee getting off the dock. Locals were volchers to get your sale. Didn’t feel safe. Went to Pearl island.... great except no food until the allotted time.... Ate breakfast at 8am had to wait till 1pm. Got a migraine and was sick because nothing to snack.... snorkeling was great great great

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Quick and easy
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