Wont sail on the Gem again: Norwegian Gem Cruise Review by Annie033
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Wont sail on the Gem again
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
Then the state More rooms were ready and we headed over..not bad. I can't complain. It was clean and the housekeeper was really pleasant and nice.
Dinner time was stressful every night. Freestyle cruising I am not a fan of. You wait on line, the waiter's arent to nice. They barely speak english! Since we were avoiding a storm it was really rocky the first two days so Grand Pacific which is located all the way on the back of the boat has a pleasant view but you can't see much of it if your sitting back there on a rocky boat- I was in the bathroom puking the first 3 days. Some crewmembers noticed I was sick and were nice enough to get me some stale crackers :)
The only restaurant I enjoyed was Tepenyaki. Unfortunately it's $25 a person. I never thought this could happen but yes I starved on this cruise, Aside from breakfast which was really good. Its the same food every night, same taste, same seasoning.
Back to the pool, The whole 7 days I could not lounge on the deck. There are not enough seats, people put their towels on the chairs at 7:30 to hold their spot, which leaves no room for anyone else. I had to pull a chair up to the edge of the pool for hours so I could watch the kids. I was nervous the whole time because of the over crowded pool. kids jumping in and out and parents not watching. Not a relaxing experience.
I was bored after the first few days', my kids did have a blast I must say. Crowds and Rude People don't seem to bother them. Both ate cause they were hungry, not cause the food was good. I won't cruise on the GEM again.
The private Island in the Bahamas was beautiful, but grab a towel and prepare to sit on the sand. Again, not enough chairs and rude people holding seats, too many seats and not sitting.
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