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Editor's Note: As of January 2016, the Nickelodeon program will no longer be offered on Norwegian Gem. Norwegian takes a one-ship-fits-all approach to cruising with Gem, where rock climbing meets ...
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united1889
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
43 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our 2nd NCL cruise and it was great. Embarkation was a breeze, there was plenty of parking at the pier for $300 with coupon (Breakaway left at the same time), but we used Valet Anywhere which was fantastic for $185. The boat was ... Read more
Cruise addicts !!!
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our 16th cruise on different ships and companies. Very impressed how this ship is well maintained. Beautiful and classy. Has been refurbished lately and everything seemed spotless, from carpets to chairs and tables. Staff is very ... Read more
lenquixote66
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
2,006 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We arrived at the Cruise Port at 10AM and boarded at noon .Our cabin was available by 1PM but we did not get our luggage till 6PM. Our Cabin Steward was the worst we ever had in the 40 years we have been cruising . The food in the ... Read more
rosanphs@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This cruise was an amazing and over all relaxing experience for me and my family. I traveled with my husband and my children. The food was delicious.the Garden Cafe is complimentary breakfast styled dining. We dined at Garden cafe ... Read more
Adamschiff
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We are a family of 3 and traveled during the recent school vacation on the Gem. All 3 of us (my son is 13) are experienced cruisers having sailed multiple times on Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Princess, Carnival and even once on Disney. ... Read more

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kittyhuf
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
10 day cruise. Sailing days filled with presentations on all the "Gem" shopping you could do at ports, would have liked to hear about local artisans, restaurants and museums. Thank goodness I planned excursions at ports as the ... Read more
lonelysable
Member Since 2013
1 review
81 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Just got back from being on the Norwegian Gem. First I want to start off by saying it is a nice ship just the layout is terrible. We were in an accecible room on the 8th floor. Now you would think they would make it easy for someone with a ... Read more
PennyPitstop
Member Since 2008
1 review
110 forum posts
21 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Sailing to celebrate a Special Birthday for my Husband. We live in NJ so very easy to travel to the Manhattan Cruise Terminal. Embarkation was running a little late, ship got in late due to bad weather but once they started ... Read more
lilmar
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We live in Massachusetts so decided to take advantage of the ability for us to drive to the port (with the winter weather we didn't care to have issues with flights). It was a quick 3 hour trip. We traveled with two other families and ... Read more
lucrob
Member Since 2003
1 review
61 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Or Service... Or Entertainment... Or Quality Food... We sailed the Gem during reading week! There were 1200 kids on board! We did not have kids with us! Need I say more? But I will... Embarkation was ok. Typically slow and ... Read more

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MiddSport1966
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was my second cruise in three months and my first in December was on the Jade the sister ship to the Gem. Positives included Lily my room steward and the drink package. Suggestion if you would like good service. Tip a little bit. ... Read more
mistyw
Member Since 2001
1 review
104 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2016
Pros: All in all It was a fabulous cruise with a fabulous staff, accommodations, activities and dining. From embarkation to debarkation I enjoyed my cruise oh the Gem. My balcony room 11038 was clean, comfortable and included a ... Read more
Fuggedaboutit
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
27 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
The ship returned a couple of hours late due to weather so we didn't get onto the ship until 1pm. Compared to the Breakaway, this is a smaller ship and to get places, seemed like a maze. We didn't leave NY till early evening, pitch black ... Read more
Cruising Greek
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
405 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our first cruise with Norwegian and were pleasantly surprised. Our group consisted of my Wife and I, along with our 2 children and my mother and father. It was February school vacation and was the perfect chance to get out of the ... Read more
PaulB
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
20 forum posts
5 helpful votes
All in all a good time. Came in the night before and dropped our car off at PARK RIGHT which is a well secured covered lot just four blocks away on 43rd street. We paid the $30 to have the car brought to us at the ship which was ... Read more
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francoeur
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our first time with NCL Customer service was excellent. Staff polite and helpful. Everything was so clean and kept clean. Cannot fault the ship on service or cleaniness. Which is extremely important. Loved the food. There ... Read more
dancinduo
Member Since 2006
1 review
16 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We have cruised nearly 20 times with NCL in the last 10 years. The GEM was one of our favorite ships. The experience is not the same, which I believe has to do with the new leadership at NCL, resulting in fewer staff members and change in ... Read more
Kissena
Member Since 2013
1 review
19 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2016
This was our 5th cruise on the Gem. We are from NYC, so the Gem RT New York is very convenient. We enjoy getting away from NYC winter and going to the Caribbean. The Gem was refurbished in Oct-Nov 2015, the colors are now more neutral, ... Read more
Momofpuppy
Member Since 2013
1 review
41 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We are a retired couple in our 60s. Traveled from Boston to NY on Amtrak the day before the cruise. We stayed at Doubletree Suites in Times Square and highly recommend this hotel for its proximity to the cruise terminal. We could see the ... Read more
Javaluver
Member Since 2015
1 review
23 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our 6th cruise, did Carnival and Disney. We left from NY on a 10 day. Embarkation was fine but once on the boat, there was no one to tell us where to go or what to do. We walked around for 40 minutes, lost. They should've had ... Read more

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jrrunderhill
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
From the beginning I had a feeling that this cruise was not going to be any better than a previous NCL experience. We paid for VIP status and when going aboard NCL shore people shoved us into the VERY long "latitudes members" ... Read more
George95
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2016
My wife and I flew to New York on 22nd Jan to depart on Norwegian Gem the next day for my first ever cruise. After standing in a long line for a very long time we finally stepped onto he vessel and being very thirsty ordered a latte and ... Read more
GGHope
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2016
This was our (my husband and myself) 4th cruise with NCL and we choose our cruises according to the itinerary...also leaving from NYC helps as we live on Long Island. On this cruise the ports of call were St. Juan, St. Thomas, St. Maarten ... Read more
mcuskley
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
After 25+ years in the airline industry my husband and I took our first ever cruise on NCL's Star and hav been hooked ever since. Our Jan 22, 2016 sailing was our 9th cruise. We love the ambience of the jewel and star class ships, the ... Read more
skfmsw
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
44 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We started out sailing into a blizzard, high waves and high winds made for a pretty bumpy ride. Luckily, no one in our little party got sick. But we were stuck inside for two days, and I found the public areas of the ship to be seriously ... Read more

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