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4.6 out of 5

Beautiful Trip by QueenVC28

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Our cruise on the Norwegian Gem was wonderful. The staff was stellar, the food was incredible, the ship was beautiful, and the entertainment was amazing. Thanks for a fantastic experience.

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5 out of 5

Great by seanmc1977

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Trip was great good weather and finally made it to stirrup after three trips

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5 out of 5

Wonderful by newtkm

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

Experience was perfect. Will book again. Staff and ports of call were all amazing.

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4 out of 5

Fun time by hagelbagel

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Loved it wish I was still there! Can’t wait to go shain

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4.5 out of 5

Wonderful experience for our first cruise. The Gem is a gem! by Honeymoose

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

We sailed the Eastern Caribbean, departing on Feb. 24th. This was our first cruise, and it was awesome overall! It was everything we expected. We stayed in a Family Oceanview Cabin, which was surprisingly roomy for a family of 4. (Be careful when you first enter the bathroom. It has a raised lip to contain any water, and I tripped and fell before we all noticed it.) We loved this ship and itinerary so much that we have booked again for next winter, as well.

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4.4 out of 5

Great Caribbean Cruise - However be cautious if you have any kind of food allergies by cjans

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Great family time! Overall the Norwegian Gem is very nice. Worth it if you don't have any food allergies.

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3.1 out of 5

NCL fails again! by mgbark

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Overall, we are glad we went, but NCL really cheated us on this one, failing to deliver the promised itinerary at 3 out of 5 ports. No discount, no apology. If you like cruising, try NCL, but if you're going for the ports, you might want to try a more dependable cruise line.

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4.4 out of 5

Amazing Fall Foliage 2017 by Cruiser24871206

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This was a once in a lifetime cruise for my family. We could not have been happier with the ship or Norwegian. The excursions filled up fast so we were glad we booked in advance. The foliage was beyond amazing and there was so much history and culture to enjoy. Highly recommend this cruise.

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4.5 out of 5

NEW ENGLAND CRUISE by wised

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

WE ENJOYED OUR CRUISE WE ONLY WISH THE LEAVES HAD BEEN CHANGING IN MAINE AND HALIFAX WE WOULD DO ANOTHER CRUISE WITH NORWEIGAN WE LIKED THE FREESTYLE CRUISE

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5 out of 5

Unforgettable week by mcardenas16

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

Even I don't have a previous experience in the cruise I can say this one is amazing my family and I had a wonderful experience in all aspect. The ship, the services and the places we visited exced our expectations thanks a lot.

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4.3 out of 5

Absolutely Amazing by DGCCaptain

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

Went with 30 family & friends a great time. Experiences and memories can never be forgotten. Over 1400 photos taken by everyone. My brother-in-law will put together a full video of our time at sea.

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4 out of 5

Good time by beefy78

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

This was my first cruise and I had a great time there was a lot to do on the boat . I always found something to do either it be going to the bars or any of the restaurants you have . I had a great time playing some of the trivia games . The staff was great all friendly and kind and always having fun . There were two people that really stuck out in my head and they were enver he has a lot of energy and charisma and always had a smile on his face he was good with all age groups to. The other person was allay the house keeper we had he was always polite and asked if we needed anything . The two house bands you had were phenomenal they sang every genre of music and they were good to . The group that sang the last night in the spinnaker lounge were my favorite they had so

much energy and the lead singer knew how to get the crowd involved . I wanted to buy one of there cds but I didn't get a chance . Overall though I had a great time and I will definitely choose Norwegian again I plan on going on cruise next year again 

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5 out of 5

Second cruise with NCL (with a teenager) by DeniseRexford

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This is our second cruise with NCL.  Both times we were VERY pleased with the rooms, service, food, entertainment, and activities.  The shows are AWESOME, a lot of different foods, and many restaurant's to choose from.  This time we picked a room without a port or balcony.  You are not in your room very much, and we took our 14 year old daughter.  Three is the room was a little crowded, but comfy.  Your not in your room a bunch anyway.  Beds were NOT rock hard, and comfy.  Our Stuart was AWESOME, and made sure we were taken care of.  The crew is all friendly, and oh so funny.  The food was awesome.  Buffet with just about anything you would like, plus other eating places on board.  We ate at O'Connels.  Great Irish pub on ship.  And had our celebration dinner at Magnolias'.  Very good food....  The entertainment was great.  Dancers and singers had you rocking in your seat.  We had a Hypnotist show that also was AWESOME.  The bands were great.  Activities keep you busy, from pool parties, trivia games, bingo, deal or no deal, outdoor movies,  to art auctions.  We took our 14 year old daughter, and she joined the teen group.  They had lots of activities to meet other teens, and even have their own lounge.  (Leopard Lounge)  The smaller kids paraded around in costume, and seemed to really be enjoying themselves too.   Two pools, one adult - one kids.  Nice slide, and hot tubs for family or the adult hot tubs. The excursions were smooth, and a lot to choose from.   I would HIGHLY suggest this trip for a couple or a family. 

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5 out of 5

AWSOME time by MeMa2012

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

This was our 1st vacation in 21 years. We have never gone anyplace and we decided to go on a cruise. Reading all the reviews we decided on the Gem. The food , entertainment , and Staff were amazing. We are now ready to book another and will make Norwegian our go to Cruise ship. 

 

 

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4 out of 5

Good Food & Entertainment = Great Cruise! by Squinter

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The ship was full - we even tried to bring one more person but they wouldn't let us. Even so the ship didn't seem busy and there were hardly any children on-board - lots of room to be by yourself on deck 7 if you wanted.  Outdoor barbeques every sea day that included seafood pasta, chicken, pork and either cherries jubilee or bananas foster for desert.  For the most part the staff were awesome less one grumpy bartender in the Spinakker Lounge.  The cruise director Mark was a little cheesy but he knew it and played it up - it was entertaining. Comedian Tim Kaminski was on board performing - very funny and personable - we went to all his shows.  Magician Greg Gleason performed some amazing card tricks and then followed that up with a boring infomercial on improving your memory - wish i could forget it happened.  An awesome juggler Barry Johns also performed.  Overall we had a great time!        

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3 out of 5

10 days to the Carribean by akmskitty

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I have to say the cruise was relaxing and a great getaway. 

The staff was extremely accommodating and friendly. 

The entertainment was good but got old by the end of the cruise!

I was really disappointed that we were in the Carribean and could not enjoy the pools because they were colder than cold! The jacuzzi's weren't much better temperature wise that is if you could ever find a spot in one. 

The food really went down hill!! I love soup and the selections were horrible. When I go on a vacation I love to eat seafood, it was very scarce on the menu and were often combined with other fish which I can not eat due to an allergy. 

I really enjoyed the unlimited drink package. I normally do not drink but when I do I an very picky! Other than some of the fruity drinks which all had pineapple, I was happy drinking when I wanted to!! I am a water drinker and the water sucked!! They need to have a Spring water alternative!!! I wouldn't give Aquafina to my pets!! I had a birthday on my cruise and it was a pretty disappointing day! I had to pay for my dinner and almost had anaphylactic relation to a soup that had S almond in it and was not supposed to, thus I coughed through my dinner and could not enjoy it!

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4 out of 5

Great except the size of the room by cydney

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

The favorite part of the cruise was the Maltings Beer and Whiskey Bar. Bartender Shobir Singh was outstanding. Excellent mixologist and a kind heart and soul. Also his bus waiter Abdul. Wonderful teamwork. 

Stayed in an inside cabin on Deck 10. Rooms were small. Barely had a foot from bed to wall. Had to walk sideways when got out of bed. Bathroom was ok. But when you sat on the toilet , your knees were rammed in the wall. I'm 5'8 and my fiancé 6'1" .  Had to sit sideways on the toilet for leg room. 

Food in the Magenta dining room was always barely warm. But tasty. 

Sheehans Bar and grill service always extremely slow and someone's food always forgotten. 

Garden Cafe awesome. Indian food was exquisite. Sometimes the grits were too watery. But on a whole , food was good. Unfortunately by the time you got your food and found a seat, it was cold. But seating issues eased up once in warmer waters and the outdoor seating opened up. 

All in all, Norwegian was a good experience and would definitely travel again. Drink package a plus. Photography awesome. And again, hats off to Shobir Singh bartender in the Matings Beer and Whiskey Bar. 

 

 

 

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4 out of 5

Love the Gem by boatmen71

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The gem is a great ship always fun crew gets along well. Service is great plenty of things to do. We sailed in Cabin 8632 which is a suite. Very Nice loved it. posting pics of the cabin.

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3 out of 5

Poor room service, good food. by feli679

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The best part was food, need to improve the room service. I find a dirty clothes inside and the floor was dirty. The route was not the best specially Grenada island.

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4 out of 5

first New England cruise by ryckieg

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This was our first cruise on the east coast and our second cruise NCL.  Overall we had a great time both on the ship and at the ports of call.  Pro - a lot of restaurants to choose from made dining very pleasant.  Nice décor, including new carpets and room furnishings.  Very good entertainment options.   Cons -took way to long to register to board the ship.  Boarded around 2:30 and room was not ready.   Weak staff service, we normally go with Princess and they are great.

 

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