Norwegian Gem Cruise Review by gad999usa: NCL Gem, Eastern Carribbean out of NYC
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NCL Gem, Eastern Carribbean out of NYC
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
Checking-In was a breeze. Always be there as early as possible. Rooms were ready ahead of time and was easy to find our room, mid-ship and 4th floor. PLenty of activities to keep you busy. We are active people so their gym, facilities, and sports activities were great. We played dodgeball multiple times throughout. Rock climbing was good.
The food was great overall but they struggled on the simple things such as Mac and CHeese and Broccoli soup... too watery. But aside from the little things, great food. Service was great most of the time. The service at the Blue Lagoon in the middle of the night was sub-par. No all-night buffets was a minus and their 24/7 pizza service included a $5 charge. This was no good considering our Carnival cruise included an all-night fresh pizza station to visit at will. We complained to the rest manager, Kaya, and he sent us wine and choclates complimentary... awesome!
On-board entertainment was full of variety. Singing, dancing, Cirque More du Solei, Comedy acts, magic. You will be kept busy throughout this cruise if you want to be. All on-board bands and entertainers such as piano and guitar players were phenominal. PLenty of gambling happenings as well such as Deal or No deal (real live game), bingo and raffles to win a cruise! I won an Ipad and $500 on a machine in the casino. So it is possible to win those things! Casino was good as well. Lots of kid's activities as well, they will stay busy. They have Nickelodeon contracts so they have characters and such. You will have a good time on this cruise although don't expect many towel animals :( . Ship was well kept.
Disembarkation was fine for us although some people were upset about disembark ops. I recommend. Worth the money we spent. Less than $2000 Less
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