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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 6
Helpful Votes: 26

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Norwegian Gem

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 05, 2021

Ship: Norwegian Gem

Cabin number: 9381

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 months ago

Review summary

This was our 38 cruise and we really enjoyed having less passengers! On Dec we sail Breakaway and we hope it s still under capacity.We ate breakfast on the fantail and enjoyed the view. If you eat at Cagney’s ask for Elace she is the best! There were no children under 12 and just a few well behaved teens

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Everyone was given a Covid test. After you were negative then the check in continued in their new Miami terminal. Gorgeous facility but new process seemed to take longer than old. I’m sure soon it will be streamlined.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We ate mostly at Cagney’s and Garden Cafe

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Not quit back to normal. My husband did do the rock climbing wall. Hours were very limited but he liked it.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Comedian was fantastic but otherwise we had already seen similar entertainment so we didn’t go.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Fantastic crew they were so happy to be back and so were we!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Cleanliness is now fantastic! Best thing to come out of COVID!

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Small but that’s what we expected

Ship tip

Loved only sailing with 1300 passengers! Not as many activities as usual. Trivia was like a history test! Crew running it let there be a team of 12 didn’t keep u it too 6 as it should be

Ports of call

Nassau, Bahamas

2 out of 5
We were the first ship barely anything was open

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

3 out of 5
Again first ship free ships. Took tram up and only 1 shop open.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

1 out of 5
Covid was red in this port stayed on the ship

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

5 out of 5
Great day!

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Walked off with luggage before 7:30am
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