Subscribe today
Get Cruise Critic in your inbox

Norwegian Gem Cruise Review by elg

Home > Reviews > Member Reviews > Norwegian Gem Cruise Review by elg
Norwegian Gem
Norwegian Gem
Member Name: elg
Cruise Date: January 2014
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Cabin Category:
Cabin Number:
Booking Method:
See More About: Norwegian Gem Cruise Reviews | Eastern Caribbean Cruise Reviews | NCL Cruise Deals
Member Rating   5+ out of 5+
Dining 5.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 1.0
Entertainment 5.0
Spa & Fitness 5+
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 5+
Embarkation 5+
Service 3.0
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates Not Rated
Write a cruise review!

Show the Lowest Price
Departure Month
Please select at least one vendor.
Avoya Travel
Direct Line Cruises
American Discount Cruises
Sponsored Links:

red arrow

Ship Facts: Norwegian Gem Review (by Cruise Critic!) | Norwegian Gem Deck Plans
Very nice cruise

The Gem is a beautiful ship and most of the staff are very cheerful and helpful.

Embarkation was a breeze and we were aboard in no time. Once on our way after a fun sailaway, seas got rocky which we expected. Sleep that night was not to happen as the motion of the sea caused all kinds of loud cricks and crackles in our cabin. We asked other passengers if they experienced a "haunted cabin" like ours. Most replied there was slight noise but nothing that would keep one awake. We told the front desk and they were very accommodating and sent a rep to the cabin to inspect. We were told is was due to rocky seas (which we already knew) and nothing could be done. So if you take the Gem avoid cabin 9536 unless you want to be put in a Halloween state of mind. Once we hit mild seas, the sounds ceased until 2nd sea day heading home.

Food was very good. Breakfast and lunch in dining room brought with it very slow service but we weren't in any hurry. Shows were entertaining and enjoyable. We like to gamble at night but the casino is so smoke filled, I, at least, couldn't stay there any length of time. Too bad, they couldn't give smokers a room of their own. I guess that's wishful thinking.

All in all, a very nice cruise.

Disembarkation was painless until we got out to the pier in search of a taxi. Hundreds of people waiting and cabs came in drips and drabs. We waited 2 hours in freezing temps. We don't know if that's an ongoing problem or because Super Bowl celebrations had started in Manhattan.

Publication Date: 02/09/14
More Norwegian Gem Cruise Reviews

Read the previous Norwegian Gem review Read the next Norwegian Gem review

Like This Review?

Register for a Meet & Mingle!
More Eastern Caribbean Cruise Reviews
Cruise Critic's Norwegian Gem Review
NCL Cruise Deals
NCL Message Board
Write a cruise review!
About UsAdvertisingEditorial DisclaimerPress
PrivacySite MapStoreSubscribe

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add to your address book.

We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.