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4.5 Editor's Rating
Norwegian takes a one-ship-fits-all approach to cruising with Gem, where rock climbing meets shuffleboard and hot-stone massages meet Guitar Hero and chess played with comically large game pieces. Gem ...
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1,098 Norwegian Gem Cruise Reviews

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03/15
This was our 4th cruise and our 3rd on Norwegian. We took the train to New York and a cab to the terminal. In all it ... Read more
The cruise was fantastic! The staff on the Gem was the best - always friendly and helpful, the food was tasty, the ... Read more
03/15
This was only my second cruise with my first being on Royal Caribbean last year. Boy was I disappointed. I was shocked ... Read more
We have sailed with Norwegian a few times as well as other cruise lines. We have always loved NCL. Food was great and ... Read more
We arrived at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal around 11AM. We were through security and off to the suite check-in in a ... Read more

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NCL has become a low end cruise line, maybe one notch up from Carnival.. Meals were hardly varied, poor entree ... Read more
It is so hard to recapture the 1st cruise experience. The food the 2nd time around seemed mediocre, cafeteria quality. ... Read more
We drove 9 hours to Jersey City to the Sip Avenue Parking garage.  I have been parking there for over 25 years and ... Read more
Overall a good cruise but far from a great one. Food was good but not enough variety for the buffet (in comparison to ... Read more
Gem was a gem. ALPHATOZULU
03/15
Specialty Restaurants.. Monitors placed at strategic places which indicate the availability of all the ship's ... Read more

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Just returned from the Norwegian GEM 9-Day Eastern Caribbean Cruise From New York City (Sail date: 2/18/15). Cabin # ... Read more
Positives: 1. Plenty of food all day and night all the time 2. Very nice and friendly staff all geared to please you ... Read more
Cruised with my wife and her 90 and 87 year old parents. Check in was easy and simplified by a pre reservation with ncl ... Read more
02/15
Just took a 9-day cruise to the Eastern Caribbean on the NCL Gem - the ship needs updating and I was disappointed to ... Read more
Satisfied Exchief16
02/15
9 day cruise from NYC was great to get away from the cold. I have sailed on NCL before. I choose the Gem because of the ... Read more

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My boyfriend and I are 29 years old and have been several cruises on other major lines. Primarily, we have disembarked ... Read more
We are frequent NCL cruisers, and this was the fifth time we had been on the Gem. Don't let anyone fool you with talk ... Read more
This was our eighth cruise aboard an NCL ship and our second aboard Gem. Both my wife and I first sailed aboard cruise ... Read more
This was my 7th cruise with a major cruise line and I have been always satisfied or amazed by all other cruises - until ... Read more
02/15
This was my fifth cruise overall but first Norwegian cruise. I have done 2 Royal Caribbean cruises and 2 Carnival ... Read more

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We sailed out of New York on Jan. 30th for a 10 day cruise in the Eastern Caribbean that visited San Juan, Tortola, St ... Read more
This was my first cruise and I had high expectations. Most of my expectations were met. Embarkation was a breeze for ... Read more
This was our Second Honeymoon and while we've been on many cruises, this was our first out of NYC in the middle of ... Read more
Gem 1/29/15 Tashmoogirl
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02/15
Cruised with my BFF.We arrived at the terminal at around 10:30 and were directed to the waiting area for boarding group ... Read more
This was my first cruise, and there are so many reviews already describing what this one was like compared to other ... Read more

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