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wearecrusing1
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
I got this trip as my 50th birthday present from my husband. It was the first long trip without the kids in 10 years. He booked it through Costco and we got a lot of nice additions to the package like upgraded meals and beverage ... Read more
howienyny
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose Norwegian because it was only one of two cruise lines that leave from Manhattan. We wanted a quick seven day get away and wanted to leave from Manhattan where we live. Problems started on day one before we even got under way ... Read more
mking8288
Member Since 2009
1 review
5,784 forum posts
3 helpful votes
DW and I, as Latitude NCL cruisers with Platinum status as young seniors - last sailed the Gem in Nov. 2012 right after Sandy left its footprint around NYC and been on NCL's mega-ships, especially Breakaway and we've concluded the ... Read more
RubyT.
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed April 2017
We love NCL and this cruise did not disappoint. Embarkation is never fun but we love the advantage of being at the gold level. The embarkation staff were great. We do walk off disembarkation and our only suggestion there is that we ... Read more
Frack8128
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed April 2017
First time cruising, had an amazing week. The food was delicious (especially Le Bistro and Cagneys). The drinks were great (especially mudslides) and the bartenders at the Pub and Whiskey Bar are the best. We already planning for another ... Read more
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in.shalyt@gmail.com
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
Mini suite 11042 and 11034: I liked a curtain separating the cabin in our mini suite. I loved that there was no upper bed and everyone (4) slept comfortably. The balcony roof is full of pipes, and also comes out because the pool ... Read more
kbachiochi
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
I had traveled on Norwegian once before and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. This time was no different. Everyone was very helpful, professional, and cheerful. I especially liked all the entertainment, especially the cruise director. ... Read more
Suetravel
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed April 2017
The casino was too close to the theater. While in the theater all I could concentrate on was the smell of cigarette smoke. Perhaps ncl should install some doors and more ventilations. Difficult to get to seats from the 7th floor to the ... Read more
bigapplebaskets
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We chose this cruise for 1)the Gem because its smaller than the Breakaway 2) leaves from NY and 3) it was a new itinerary for us. Being in the Haven is always the best and this was no different. All the shows were new and we especially ... Read more
Bill from Maspeth
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Late April cruise on the Gem leaving NYC the Tuesday after Easter. My wife and I are from Queens NY, so it was an easy car service ride to the port. My wife had 2 bottles of water in a plastic bag but they were confiscated by security. ... Read more
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Cocopip
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The last time I cruised was 30 years ago and things have certainly changed. The free style concept is great. I didn't want to be on a schedule. Getting on the ship was easy. Althou the lines snaked around and around, they moved ... Read more
wiredmommy
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We chose Norwegian because we wanted to go on a cruise with more of an adult atmosphere and better service than a "party cruise" like Carnival, so our expectations were high. The crew seemed to run the gamut from very experienced ... Read more
kelbry
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
11 forum posts
12 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
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
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nycfa
Member Since 2012
1 review
471 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
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
pingpong1950
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes
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
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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
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
Pepper42
Member Since 2014
1 review
29 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
We went on cruise our yearly vacation. Had a great time even though the weather did not co-operate. We enjoyed the food - there seemed to be a better selection this year - except they have removed the chicken pot pie from O'Sheehans ... 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
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