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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 41

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Norwegian Gem

10 Night Southern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 06, 2020

Ship: Norwegian Gem

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9100

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

This cruise was 10 days from New York City. Three days in everything on board changed due to the coronavirus. We were no longer permitted to serve ourselves in the buffet, to pour our own cup of coffee, there was nothing on the tables in the dining rooms, salt and pepper came in little packets. Washy washy was not only in the buffet anymore but everywhere on the ship. Faced with this challenge I believe the crew went over and above to keep everyone on the ship safe. NCL has always been my favorite cruise line but this put them heads above anybody else out there. I am truly grateful for the way they handled this. The crew is to be commended for the way they stepped up. NCL should be very proud of the crew on the Gem


5 out of 5
Always very smooth

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone on the ship should be commended on a very difficult job done very well.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
NCL has the cleanest ships of any line

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
My favorite cabin. I have stayed in this one three times.

Ports of call

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5
So much to see and do One of my favorite islands

St. John's, Antigua

5 out of 5
Beautiful island

Castries, St. Lucia

3 out of 5
Trolley train was fun

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 out of 5
Rained the entire time


5 out of 5
Fastest disembarkation I ever experienced.

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