Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 26

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Norwegian Gem

10 Night Southern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 06, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Gem

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 9603

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We've been on larger ships but they don't compare to the Gem. She is our favorite. We had a wonderful time!


4 out of 5
They were double checking passports for our safety so it took over 2 hours. Well worth it.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Very tasty meals.

Great Outdoors Bar

5 out of 5

We enjoyed breakfast on the Great Outdoors every day. It is our favorite place on the ship.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Some days there could have been more organized activities, but they kept us busy for the most part.


5 out of 5
Loved the comedian and the ship song/dance crew are amazing!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was on top of their game. They went above & beyond to keep us safe during this pandemic.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
We love the Gem. She's always spic and span.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The room is small but we are able to keep it well organized. We like it's location - mid-ship and convenient to everything. We've stayed in it twice and we're book in it again in 2021. It is loud, as it's right above O'Sheehan's and the Atrium, but we make due.

Ship tip

Check out the Great Outdoors and Spinnaker Lounge.

Ports of call

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 out of 5
San Juan is nice but I'd rather be there during the day, instead of the evening. No excursion this time. We grabbed a cab to the Hard Rock Cafe.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5
Pretty Island. We grabbed a cab to Cockleshell Beach and had a great time.

Castries, St. Lucia

5 out of 5
Beautiful Island! Friendly people. We did Soufriere By Land & Sea for the second time. That is a great excursion. Well worth the price.

St. John's, Antigua

5 out of 5
Another beautiful island. We did the Beach Escape to Millers By The Sea and had a Fabulous time! Highly Recommend!

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas Did not visit port

They cancelled this port due to swells.


5 out of 5
Very efficient and easy.
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