Norwegian Gem 11 day Caribbean

Norwegian Gem Cruise Review

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
Norwegian Gem

11 Night Southern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 24, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Gem

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 8570

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Overall, very happy with the ports of call, the staff and the ship. Nothing will ever be perfect, but the 2 weeks we were aboard the Gem, we wanted for nothing and received the best treatment. Very respectful crew and fellow passengers.


5 out of 5
Get to the pier early!! We were on board drinking while others were complaining about waiting in line in the terminal.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Whether the buffet or specialty dining, the food was good. The buffet had a vast selection and had several themed nights. Like any buffet, it can be hit or miss. Several complimentary sit down restaurants available and specialty restaurants were great

Bali Hai Bar And Grill

4 out of 5

Good frozen drinks, smokers hang out

Great Outdoors Bar

4 out of 5

Great place to sit the day away. Food and drinks just steps away

Garden Cafe

4 out of 5

Good food for a buffet. They change up the menu nightly with favorites always there


4 out of 5

Fun and enjoyable dining experience

Topsiders Bar and Grill

5 out of 5

Light food fare, great frozen drinks

Grand Pacific Main Dining Room

4 out of 5

A must do experience, the elegance of cruise line dining. Just remember you can order as much as you like and servings are on the small side

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

Excellent experience. Everything you would expect from a steak house

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Again, it is what you make of it


1 out of 5



5 out of 5
Top notch shows! Blazing Boots and Get Down Tonight are great. Comedian is hilarious

Bliss Ultra Lounge

4 out of 5

Fun late night hang out

Spinnaker Lounge

5 out of 5

Great drinks, hot spot for much of the entertainment

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Washie washie!!!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Nice and spacious, actually had more room than our hotel room the night before. Plenty to storage

Ship tip

The Great Outdoors is a great place to spend your time. Food and drinks right close

Ports of call

St. John's, Antigua

5 out of 5
Did the catamaran lobster lunch... THE BEST EXCURSION I HAVE EVER BEEN ON!

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 out of 5
We did a self guided tour. Started at the castle, walked thru old San Juan to Umbrella Street, very friendly and fun.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

4 out of 5

Castries, St. Lucia

3 out of 5
Did the trolly train ride. It was ok for what it was, drove around downtown, stopped at a church for 5 minutes. Was dropped off at a beach for 30 minutes, then back to the port.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5
The dolphin experience was fun, but photos were WAY overpriced. One photo of my fiance the dolphin and myself, they wanted 70 dollars. Clean port and excursion people were friendly. Will definitely go back to the port


4 out of 5

Traveler Photos

Washie washie lady!! Gem cabin 8570
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