October 2015 - Norwegian Gem to Caribbean - Eastern
The service and the staff and the nightly shows were just about the only good parts of the cruise experience. The daily activities were sorely lacking (first time Ive ever been bored on a cruise) or you had to pay extra or the activity was related to a sales pitch. There were only 2 pools and they were right next to each other, causing everyone to be in the same place at the same time and never ONCE were we able to find an unoccupied lounge chair. Everytime we went swimming we had to put our belongings on the floor or in a cubby. There were no good movies to watch in the cabin, and the movies that did play we never knew when they would start so we would always catch them in the middle. Having a large screen or a seperate theather for movie viewing would have been nice. And finally the food was most nights terrible. Lots a gelatin was used in the desserts, we were introduced to nothing new or exciting, and there was no midnight chocolate buffet or mexican night (2 cruise staples). My fiance actually LOST 10 POUNDS on this cruise because he was eating so little!