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scottsoxfan Norwegian Gem 3 Norweigan Gem ...
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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
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Comparable to San Juan...kind of a dump with taxi-drivers hounding you...same goes for the Straw Market...Prices of liquor are more there than NY; I am not a Rum person, so those prices may have been better... My daughter took a cab to Atlantis and did the Jet Skies...she had a great time and thought that Atlantis was beautiful...for what it is worth; cost her $4 bucks; she went with two friends...so the cab fare may have been $12+...
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Published 08/21/12
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