Norwegian Gem Cruise Review by Andrea57spins: FABULOUS!
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Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
Just returned from the Gem on Saturday, August 16th. DD and I cruise once a year together and we both had a great time. We love Norwegian and the easy convenience of sailing out of NYC without having to fly in order to cruise is just too good to pass up!
In Florida we went to Epcot and had a wonderful day despite the fact that you only get about 4-5 hours in the park. We ate and drank around the world; saw the movies in China and France, the show in USA, the rides in Mexico and Norway and Spaceship Earth on the way out!
On GSC we spent the morning lounging and floating around. Then we did the Jet Ski Tour in the afternoon which was so much fun! My first time....and I want one! The water was full of jelly fish (yuck) but no one got stung. BBQ lunch was tasty. A lot of work has been done on the island since we were there in 2012!
In Nassau, we did not get off the ship. We had hot stone massages and then lounged by the pool.
We attended the Murder More Mystery lunch in LeBistro which was very funny. Meal was excellent.
We caught all the shows in the theatre; Three production numbers by the Gem singers and dancers, comedy magic by Chip Romero, stand-up comic Jeff Harms and the comedy of the Second City cast. I have to say, they were very good. We attended many of the evening shows in Spinnaker Lounge. Don't miss Dancing With the Gem Stars. Just too funny.
My only complaint would be the temperature of the food in the Magenta Dining room. We ate there every night. Some things were very hot, some warm and some room temperature. I know that they always say to tell them a problem right away so they can fix it, but we were always rushing out to catch the show that there just was not time. It was not a major issue.
A shout out to Ketut our waiter each evening. He did a fantastic job catering to our special dietary needs.
All in all at GREAT trip. Less
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Cabin review: 11152
Cabin was great. Beautiful view of the wake. Minimal noise from Garden Café above but nothing that woke us up or kept us awake..Balcony was a little larger than a regular mini-suite. Contained a lounge chair, two regular chairs and a small table.
My new favorite ship
Average at best
TOO MUCH COST CUTTING
Great cruise! Great ship!