Norwegian Gem Cruise Review by wendyagarrido: Create a fame and go to sleep!
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Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
Norwegian didn't impressed me, too expensive for a big name which offer just a few options, I'd read reviews before about and I though maybe was an anger person, but not, surprisingly Norwegian just have a name that's it.
Poor selection at the buffet, the same boring food every day.
If you choose going to a freestyle restaurant is getting better, " a la carte" selection is phenomenal and tasty, but I'm am getting lazy to get dressed nicely while you are in vacation time just for eat is not a real freestyle dinning.
Just one pool area to share with kids.
Poor activities time
Drinks!! Very watery no flavor
Excellent shows, two per night, worth it, at nyc you might pay over 60 to see shows like them
Very nice grilling every day
The crew is nice, housekeeping people are awesome and server at bar are nice and friendly, special thanks for henry macarenhas our server during this trip he More was fantastic.
In general norwegian is too expensive for the things they offer, I rather carnival and celebrity, much more fun, better food, more attention, more activities on board, Carnival Splendor has the best crew ever, from the pianist Roger, he is a show man to a Dominican Merengue Band, mr pools, food, free spaces, quiet spaces, kids spaces, more discos for teen and adults separately.
Norwegian copy from Carnival! Less
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Cabin review: 4505
Too expensive for the price, a little small for 3 people during 9 nights cruise, too many suitcases, no room, overall is clean, mattress very comfortable, cozy comforter, not smelly room. Bathroom accordingly with the room.
Port and Shore Excursions
Nothing to do at this side of the island, there are other place with blue beaches and white sand named las terrenas at samana, I don't know why they stop at the worst place in samana, las terrenas is better and they don't need to going to deep into the bahia.
Nothing to do at samana.
Nice and easy to walk, nearby stores, marshalls, cvs, old navy, etc. good prices for drinks and food.
Small town, you can drive around the whole city in one hour, nice and clean, not to much to do in town, just visiting beaches, if you are going to rent a car, make sure you have cash for gas, none gas station takes credit cards, was a nightmare to get cash at st.. Marteen
Expensive rent a car 130 buck for a few hours an old jeep at reynolds rent a car, better if you choose big names as hertz, budget.
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