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mamameghan14
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We booked this cruise last August while on the Norwegian Pearl. We just booked a basic inside cabin to allow us to reach platinum level for our next cruise, which promises to be something more exciting. 5 days before sailing, we ... Read more
crzgrl66
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
297 forum posts
4 helpful votes
About us: We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and departure city. It was a great opportunity to travel with friends from the east coast and spend some time in NYC. We were a party of 6; 4 adults, 15 year old, 12 year old. ... Read more
Cruiser5580
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Internet connection for the length of cruise is a scam. It is slower than dial-up. Its down most of the time. It can be used only for emails and text via IP. NCL will not take any responsibility because they have contracted it to somebody ... Read more
icem86
Member Since 2011
1 review
70 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Cruised for the 4th time, 2nd time with NCL and 2nd time with entire family, Wife, boys age 6 and 9) and myself What we loved - ease of getting on ship, friendliness of Steward Judy, Chinese Restaurant, Great outdoors cookies, general ... Read more
dcorbett70
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
8 forum posts
6 helpful votes
The Norwegian Gem is a mid-sized ship. It's easy to navigate and you can figure out where things are pretty quickly. The ship was redone and is very tastefully decorated. Cabin - We had adjoining oceanview cabins...room 5032 and ... Read more

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GL Tyrebyter
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
We chose Norwegian and destination because we had discussed with my cousins that it would be fun to go on a cruise together. My wife and I never sailed on this line before. We like to try different ships and compare. My wife is ... Read more
Sand tracker
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
30 helpful votes
I have been cruising with NCL since 1995 and after this cruise I WILL NOT SAIL AGAIN...we decided to book a Haven thinking the service and atmosphere woukd be so much different.. It was not!! There was much discrimination going on as I ... Read more
leeleesma
Member Since 2012
1 review
27 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
I love the Gem but am a little disappointed that the menu was more limited then before when I traveled on the Gem. The service was excellent and our room steward was nice and very clean. He helped us a great deal. The grand Pacific ... Read more
aaronrob
Member Since 2005
10 reviews
7 forum posts
34 helpful votes
My family and I are avid cruisers (26) total so excuse me if review is lengthy. I am 51, wife in 40's and 2 sons 20 and 17. Let me immediately tell you that this ship was overwhelmed with 20-30 year olds and they could party. So for all ... Read more
Cruise fanbook
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
the cabin we were in was not clean, blood stain on sheets, missing drinks in mini bar( if not checked, might have been charged for it, informed customer service, then the steward comes back in to fill the bar but still missing some ... Read more

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Shady hollow
Member Since 2016
1 review
We were on the Joannie Madden cruise. First cruise ever. The cruise was great but the Joannie Madden folk & Irish part was the really excellent part. Don't think I will ever do a cruise without the Irish entertainment part. We had ... Read more
Crusinwithfamily
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
10 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We've traveled on the GEM on two occasions over the past 2 years and love this ship and crew. This time we went north to Canada with 3 stops (Nova Scotia, Saint John and Portland, Maine). If you're looking for someplace other than a ... Read more
jasperdog
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
73 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This was our third cruise, all on NCL and a return to the Canada/New England itinerary. Since it was only a 6 day cruise we were able to visit only 3 ports: Halifax, St John and Portland. We checked in a little after 1 PM and that ... Read more
noramsn
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Starting with dining ... The best meal we had was in Le Bistro on our last night. Food was very good, wait staff was excellent, especially Carl. The Garden Cafe was very well run and the food was usually good. We had breakfast there ... Read more
cdnmike
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
This is the first time out of 45 cruises that we took a May cruise. We needed the rest and relaxation and felt attracted to the two days at sea at the beginning and end of the cruise. As well, we know that Norwegian shows are superbly ... Read more

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Hawaiibuddy
Member Since 2012
1 review
15 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I choose this cruise because of the location of the home port, previously sailing on the Gem and the price fit our budget. In addition, it was going to the Bahamas which we had never been too. The embarkation and disembarkation were ... Read more
sharonlela
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
We traveled as a group of 4 and stayed in one interior cabin. The cabin was small, but we expected that. There were enough single beds for everyone and we were only in the room to sleep anyway. The cruise director and his staff were ... Read more
nascardan
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
10 helpful votes
NCL is not the cheapest but I believe has the best bang for your buck. First time taking my son on cruise and he enjoyed it very much and is looking forward to cruising again. This cruise include 50 free photos, $100 in arcade credit, ... Read more
ahodge
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Norwegian Cruise Line ruined my sons College Graduation vacation. They sent an email the night before we were to embark informing us of the private island stop being cancelled. Since we were traveling from Colorado we choose this ... Read more
Nancy marsh
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
the service and food on the Gem were much improved over our last cruise on it in Sept. After our trip last fall, we weren't looking forward so much, to this trip, but must say, we were pleasantly surprised. The reason we went on the same ... Read more

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67Cruiser
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
14 helpful votes
7 Day Cruise to Nassau Bahamas from NY aboard NCL GEM - Penthouse Suite 9502 I believe this was the third trip to the Bahamas out of NY for my Wife & I. It wasn't a planned trip either, very last minute decision in fact, which ... Read more
SISCULBRETH
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
16 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and it did not disappoint, it was AWESOME!!!!! Everything from the pleasant staff to the food. Alvin the cruise director kept the ship rockin!!!! The shows in the Stardust were like Broadway shows, great. The ... Read more
Dinsimba
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
The best shows! The food was great,and the entertainment was good! A lot to do on the ship. We were exhausted by the evening. Most of the crew were very friendly especially the men. They had a different buffet theme every night. The dining ... Read more
sarigab
Member Since 2015
1 review
I received the cruise as a gift. I had been on the Gem once before and truly enjoyed it as the ship is smaller than the Breakaway and the rooms, food, and service are 100 times better. I would suggest anyone to take this smaller ship ... Read more
0002684179
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Ship- The ship was great- clean, shiny, attractive, colorful, and spacious. Bliss Lounge is beautiful, chic and sexy. Spinnaker Lounge has great views with its floor to ceiling windows. Magnums Champage and Wine Bar is cute and comfy. I ... Read more

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