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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 36

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
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Norwegian Gem

20 Night Panama Canal Westbound (New York To San Francisco)

Sail date: January 04, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Gem

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9560

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Much enjoyed Travelling solo shortly after my spouse passed but met many lovely folks and the cruise was very good for me


4 out of 5
A bit chaotic at times but ok.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Overall just fine. But very unhappy with my meal at Moderno. Mostly not edible. Tough and grizzly and fatty. Should have been comped when I returned most food and spoke to host and chef

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5


4 out of 5
Overall pretty good

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Just fine. Stewart very good

Ship tip

Mindful that it’s an older crowd many with mobility issues

Ports of call

New York, New York

5 out of 5

Kralendijk, Bonaire

4 out of 5

Oranjestad, Aruba

4 out of 5

Santa Marta, Colombia

4 out of 5

Cartagena, Colombia

5 out of 5

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

5 out of 5

Puerto Corinto, Nicaragua

2 out of 5

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

2 out of 5

Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa, Mexico

2 out of 5

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

4 out of 5

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

3 out of 5

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

4 out of 5

Santa Barbara, California

4 out of 5

San Francisco, California

4 out of 5


4 out of 5
Outside transport very hard to secure at port
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