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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review by scottsoxfan

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Norwegian Gem
Norwegian Gem
Member Name: scottsoxfan
Cruise Date: August 2012
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
Destination: Bahamas
Cabin Category: BC
Cabin Number: 9546
Booking Method: Cruise Line
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Member Rating   3.0 out of 5+
Dining 3.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 1.0
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness 3.0
Family & Children (By Age Group)
Shore Excursions 3.0
Embarkation 5+
Service 3.0
Value-for-Money 3.0
Rates 4.0
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Briefly, everyone has their pluses and minuses based on their individual experience. This was a mediocre cruise - I will highlight it to save you all some reading:

PROS - If you get involved with the games and see the shows like we did, you will have a great time.

- Cigar & Whiskey Room

- Price of drinks on average is less than a regular bar... between $6-$8 bucks.

- Freestyle was fine; no waiting time at all and we ate between 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. pretty much every night.

- Great Stirrup Cay - water was warm; beach was nice, white and the sand not at all hot (August!!!)...

- Entertainment: Comic Jeff Harms was fantastic - the cast was pretty good; 2 to Fly was pretty boring considering the Olympics were just on; that and there are better acts on America's Got Talent; Second City Actors - fantastic!!

- Trivia; Name That Tune...all of those type games... great fun for me, but maybe not for everybody.

- Embarkation and debarkation process...EXCELLENT!

- Alcohol prices on the ship are good...lot of savings here...

- Enjoyed Cricket although I had no idea what the rules were/are...even after a Brit tried to explain it to me...

- Service on the cruise is spotty...mostly good; most have smiles; pleasant, etc.

CONS -

- The buffet food was better than the sit down dining...it wasn't that it was bad...it just wasn't that good.

- We tried the French Restaurant and paid the add'l, nothing to write home about...

- We did the Murder Mystery Lunch; Loved the acting...the food was NOT good for this one.

- Nassau, Bahamas sucks; it's rundown...as soon as you get off the boat, you are attacked by taxi drivers looking for $$$$...other than Atlantis which is beautiful.

- We had a Balcony...the room is way way way too small!!! Bed is ok; TV is too small

Publication Date: 08/21/12
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