Same good value, but sliding this year!

Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Norwegian Gem

8 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 13, 2019

Ship: Norwegian Gem

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 5053

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We took same ship last year and was much better. This year childcare was too crowded and we couldn't get our kids in everyday. Plus buffet cooks were very slow and lazy as if they were not happy with something! Still for folks with no childcare need it's a good value

Embarkation

1 out of 5
Terrible agent

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Perfect dining rooms, mediocre buffet

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Still good

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Very good

Children's Programs

4 out of 5
Very good if you can get in!

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Buffet cooks not so good. The rest are excellent as always.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Good

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Small cabins but adequate

Ship tip

Don't put a lot oh hope on childcare. If too many kids, you'll have hard time get them in.

Ports of call

New York, New York

5 out of 5

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

5 out of 5

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5

Disembarkation

1 out of 5
Security took us hostage because cashier wasn't able to make his laptop work. After half hour waiting and yelling, along with many people in same shoes, we bit the bullet and returned to long line at concierge desk. It turned out ship owes up $50!!!! Then we were allowed to get off
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