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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Norwegian Gem

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

Sail date: January 04, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Gem

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 9 months ago

Review summary

The trip of a lifetime! Loved the ports and the thermal Spa. Le Bistro was our favorite restaurant on the Gem. Edward at the Magnum bar makes the best matador drink. The Mojito bar makes yummy drinks

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Easy

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Good

Maltings Whiskey Bar

5 out of 5

Edward is our favorite bartender. Try a Matador.

Magenta Main Dining Room

4 out of 5

Good service and food

Le Bistro

5 out of 5

Our favorite specialty restaurant on the Gem.

La Cucina Italian Restaurant

3 out of 5

Excellent service. Food fair.

Grand Pacific Main Dining Room

4 out of 5

Excellent service.

Cagney's Steakhouse

4 out of 5

Very nice service and great steaks.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Trivia, thermal spa, fitness center

Bridge Viewing Room

5 out of 5

Nice to view the bridge.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Nice variety. Talented performers.

The Card Room

4 out of 5

Nice size and lots of board games to use there.

Children's Programs

No lids

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Excellent service all around.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Clean with a nice layout

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Small for a balcony but clean

Ship tip

Have fun!

Ports of call

New York, New York

3 out of 5

Kralendijk, Bonaire

5 out of 5

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5

Santa Marta, Colombia

5 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

5 out of 5

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

3 out of 5

Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa, Mexico

5 out of 5

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

4 out of 5

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

5 out of 5

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

3 out of 5

Santa Barbara, California

5 out of 5

San Francisco, California

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
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