Probably won't cruise with Norwegian again.: Norwegian Gem Cruise Review by paulasuzette
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Probably won't cruise with Norwegian again.
Destination: Canada & New England
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
The not-so-good report: There was only one nice area to eat that didn't charge extra. With the exception of the surf and turf, the food was mediocre at best. I sent 2 entrees back as inedible (specifically, the lamb special and the gnocchi). It felt like they wanted to steer you to one of the extra charge restaurants, of which there were five. Even the deserts weren't worth More the calories and I've been known to have multiple deserts on Princess cruises. Portions were quite small, which wasn't such a bad idea, but you need to order 2 salads if you're expecting something substantial. Their wines were overpriced. You could bring your own for a $15 corkage fee. They did not appear to enforce any dress code in the main dining room. Men were wearing ball caps, etc. People dressed so casually that I never wore the simple dress I took. I would have felt uncomfortably out of place. Little extras were missing, such as hand/body lotion and hair conditioner in the cabins. They charged over $5/bottle for water. Really? Water? Our friends ordered pizza from room service (for an extra charge) and said it was terrible.
Bottom line: We were dissapointed with the food and felt "nickled and dimed" on amenities. Less
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