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nursemommy7578's Port Reviews of San Juan, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, Dominica
Norwegian Gem cruise in March 2013
Member Name: nursemommy7578
Cruise Date: March 2013
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Member Review: nursemommy7578's Norwegian Gem Review
San Juan
Port Rating: 1.0 out of 5+
we were in port from 3-9pm. NOTHING to do at this port with tweens!!

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St. Maarten
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
We did not actually stay on this island! We took the "Dolphin Discovery" excursion which was a short ferry ride over to Anguilla. We LOVED this excursion! We did the swim portion first thing, and to our surprise they had a small area set up for some snorkelling as well! We then had time to romp in the water and rest on the beach. Lunch was included. A great family day!
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St. Thomas
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
We went to Sapphire Beach on our own. Short taxi ride. Beach was gorgeous! However...the surf was very rough! There was also a huge drop off as you walked into the water, and several people fell going in and out of the water! Snorkelling was non-existent at this location. Locals said there was an area to snorkel, but nobody was allowed there! All we saw was sea grass and a few white fish. Nothing special as I had previously been told about. A major letdown! Iguanas were friendly and the kids loved them! Food was very expensive...we skipped it after seeing the prices.

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Port Rating: 0.0 out of 5+
We enjoyed this beach day! A few locals walking around trying to sell stuff, but a polite "no thank you" was all that was needed. Beach chairs/loungers NEED to be replaced. They are broken!!! This is our only complaint! Even the chairs available to rent were nothing special! Step up NCL and replace those chairs!!! I needed a regular chair and one was brought to me without any trouble. Food offered was good, but a little pricey for the portions. The beach/water was great! Very clean! Gentle enough for little ones, but enough waves for my tweens! Some success with snorkelling! Everything was in close proximity. Tender ride was short and sweet.

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