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kelbry
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
11 forum posts
Had a fabulous cruise on the Gem out of NYC for 10 days to the Caribbean and surprisingly I have only ONE complaint for the entire ten days! The food in the Magenta dinning room was horrible. The food was inedible! The service was ... Read more
Plankman
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
The 10 Day Eastern Caribbean itinerary on April 8 was fantastic. I aligned perfectly with the children's spring break. I am giving this cruise a 5 star overall rating. There was plenty to do on the ship. I typically stay in mini ... Read more
Dsmith9019
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I chose the Norwegian Gem because: 1 - the cruise fit the exact dates of Spring Break and 2 - It was leaving from New York, so I didn't have to worry about air fare to Florida. Never having cruised the Norwegian Cruise Line ... Read more
nycfa
Member Since 2012
1 review
470 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We booked this 10 day cruise over my kid's Spring Break from school. It was myself, my husband (late 40's) and two daughters (15 & 12). We are seasoned cruisers with this being cruise 11 for myself and husband and cruise 5 for the ... Read more
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stormking
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was a 10 day cruise out of New York for my sweetie who's done this before and me, a novice. We started off with an upsell offer mini suite balcony to Penthouse with aft balcony. Best money ever spent. Now we have a butler, dedicated ... Read more
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pingpong1950
Member Since 2011
1 review
started with a great driver to take us to the port.live in middlesex nj. arrived about 10.3o am we were on the ship by 11.30. ate at the main dinninig room. not into buffet. waited atrium for a while till our room was ready, saw leo the ... Read more
padrek
Member Since 2009
35 reviews
68 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
First - let me say that I am a Pinnacle member on RCI and seldom go on NCL because as a single they usually want two FULL fares for singles, whereas RCI offers single friendly rates. Lately however, probably on soft selling itineraries, ... Read more
DCReadytoCruise
Member Since 2004
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I chose this cruise based on the "no single supplement" offer. The Gem exceeded my expectations. Embarkation was a snap and disembarkation (early walk off with bags) was amazing. The Gem is the perfect size and fit my taste ... Read more
dscamper
Member Since 2001
1 review
47 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
we took the Amtrak from erie to nyc . our first time on train and in nyc . train was great roomy able to walk around good breakfast stays at trip hotel on west 35 nice ecperience good food . loved the picture of sangria. there were 8 of us ... Read more
crbinromeme
Member Since 2008
1 review
48 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We just returned Saturday from our 11 day Eastern Caribbean cruise on the Gem. Overall cruise was GREAT! Embarkation was easy; walking on the ship was not as impressive as I've had in the past. No big deal. Ate buffet lunch. Went to ... Read more
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coldweather
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
86 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We had a nice time on the NCL Gem. In my review I will try to offer some information to help you make a decision if this ship/itinerary is right for you. Here goes…. We recently returned from a 10 day NCL Gem cruise from New ... Read more
Snowball007
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
Sailed March 2017
The cruise was a lot of fun-- great tours but to make the NCL experience better-- I wrote some suggestions for improvement: The cruise entertainment was terrific-- much to do. Cruise director Mark B was excellent. Spa was wonderful ... Read more
WeehawkenCruiser
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
249 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Frequent NCL cruiser who went back to the Gem after the refurbishment. LOVED everything about it. The ship was the right size (everything was busy but comfortable). Service was amazing (from people picking up an empty cup as soon as it was ... Read more
georged0608
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We had heard great things about Norwegian especially the freestyle dining and wanted a cruise that left near where we live in PA. My wife recently retired and I surprised her with this cruise on the day she retired. Leaving out of NY saved ... Read more
Dobsonkimp
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
My partner and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary on the Gem. We had an awesome time - unfortunately the weather wasn't all that great...however there were alot of things to do on the ship. Best thing we did was purchase the ... Read more
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PreskitDave
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
It was a great trip. The Gem is a fine ship. The food was decent and sometimes excellent. The entertainment was very good, of course it wasn't all my favorite music. The shows were very good. I heard that the ship was sold out, so public ... Read more
AnnMSKelly
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
All I can say is WOW!! There are no words to describe the amazing time we had!! My mom and I went on our first ever cruise on the Norwegian Gem together as we lost my dad a few years ago, it was a DREAM of hers to take a cruise, so we ... Read more
mar1060
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
19 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
Half marathon in Manhattan that morning, so getting to the terminal by cab took much longer than usual. We finally got out between the snow banks & pulled our luggage about 3 blocks to get there! Onboard & had lunch in Grand ... Read more
ferdelance
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
My wife with some of her friends selected this cruise after much research. It was a mixed bag. Embarkation and disembarkation was okay. We were a group of 8 adults and we had to split up because of poor planning on the part of NCL. They ... Read more
rhemedinger
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
This was our 6th cruise. It was our first Norwegian cruise. We chose this cruise because we live in the northeast, and it was leaving out of NY city. The itinerary was great, and we felt the price was very good for a 10 day cruise. The ... Read more
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cruisinbunny
Member Since 2002
2 reviews
15 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
About us: late 30's/early 40's couple without kids, traveling with my parents in their 60's. We were on the Gem last summer and I was a bit disappointed... we had been on Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas last January and I fell in ... Read more
toyota2014
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
The 10 day cruise from NYC to the Caribbean aboard the gem was great! I had a 2 bedroom family suite on deck 11 which was perfect for a relaxing vacation. The butler, concierge and room steward were very accommodating, and helped every ... Read more
firemedic503
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
My family and I choice the Norwegian Gem based on the itinerary and length of the cruise (10 days). The embarkation staff were efficient and helpful. Room, an inside cabin, was of average size but laid out nicely. Our cabin steward, Joel, ... Read more
Momofdoc
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
My friend and I chose Norwegian based on our cruise to Alaska last year on the same line. We were very pleasantly surprised by the size of the mini-suite, especially the spacious bathtub and shower. The staff and crew were all wonderful ... Read more
Freckled Northerner
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Our experience was not the greatest. Smoking on balconies, in front of entrances so the smell wafted into the main areas and the stench from the casino was appalling. The stench wafted in the theatre on deck six. Gross. We walked out ... Read more
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