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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review by blackshadrack

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Norwegian Gem
Norwegian Gem
Member Name: blackshadrack
Cruise Date: May 2014
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
Destination: Bahamas
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Cabin Number: 10516
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Member Rating   5+ out of 5+
Dining 5+
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 5+
Spa & Fitness 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 5.0
Embarkation 5+
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 5+
Rates Not Rated
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Norwegian Gem Cruise To The Bahamas-LOVED IT!!

Me and my lady sailed from NYC on the Norwegian Gem on March 31st to June 7th. I'm two days back to reality and I miss it so!! We had a GREAT time! The food was plentiful, tasty and NON-STOP. The crew was amazing and there were enough activities to keep you entertained for the entire trip. Dan Dan is the cruise director and the man is funny as hell! The big surprise with him came after the 'Newlywed' game in the Spinnaker lounge. He got up there and put it DOWN with some serious and soulful singing. I was SHOCKED!! His assistant is 'Nacho' and this guy has so much energy it's crazy. He was in charge of most of the high energy activities on the ship during the days at sea. The entertainment is very good and I have to give it to them. The singers and dancers are amazing and very talented. There's always music playing either on the pool deck or in the main spot, which is 'Bliss' This was the after hours spot hot spot on the ship. There was Latin night where a live band played a mix of Salsa, Bachata, and Merengue. Other bands played Reggae music and there was 90's night in one of the lounges. Prices for drinks were very reasonable, although I ran up a drink tab of about $330. You should expect that. Even though I had plenty of LQ in the stash, it just isn't practical to keep going back and forth to your room for a drink when you're out on the deck on in a lounge partying. The two swimming pools on the top deck are full during the day but plenty of room at night. The weather was so nice so it was nice and full most nights. The food was delicious and most of it was complimentary. There were even a few restaurants that were free and had sit down, waiter service. I definitely plan on sailing with Norwegian again. The only complaint I have would be that I wish that we could spend more time on Great Stirrup Cay and in Nassau.


Publication Date: 06/13/14
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