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kathleeno
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
The cruise itself was amazing. The offshore excusion was the jeep tour. They were terrible! Not prepared, not enough water for the 107 degree weather. Bad breaks and one jeep ran into the back of another one. One jeep broke down! We had to ... Read more
highseas1
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Norwegian Gem, 7 day NYC to Florida and Bahamas, July 9-16th. Family of 4, interior cabin. This is our third NCL cruise out of NYC. We came away with a positive impression from our last NCL cruise. Overall, this time we were very ... Read more
jencruisefan1975
Member Since 2011
1 review
6 helpful votes
I am a very experienced cruiser having been on at least 15 cruises over the past decade. My family and I went on the Epic last year and had a great experience and going on the Gem was the second cruise with NCL. We left from Manhattan ... Read more
Dennisdennis
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
I was not happy with all the extras we had to pay for. We had the total drink package and had to pay for water had to pay for painting 35 dollars!!! Had to pay for lobster and other food in the free dining room. I have never had to do ... Read more
cpawas
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We had taken this cruise several months ago, we had such a good time we had to do it again. The cabin was comfortable. The food was better than average. We like the unstructured style. The crew and staff was friendly and attentive. The ... Read more

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smiciotta
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
WHAT A GREAT 3 NIGHT TRIP, WE HAD A BLAST!!!!! We were 2 couples celebrating my wife's 40th and we loved the trip. PROS: Getting on and off the boat was very smooth, no long lines. So much bang for your buck! Paid $950 for 2 ... Read more
FL_Mom451
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT!!! This was the first cruise I have been on in years and will likely be the last. To begin, we arrived at the terminal and were quickly shown to priority check-in. This process was quick and pleasant. However, after ... Read more
jginfh
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We had an inside cabin. It was roomy enough and we slept better because no lights to wake us up. The bed was good the pillows were good. The bathroom was small but they always are. It was quiet on our floor, the 7th. The food was ... Read more
sue.kiddle@ntlworld.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
I had some reservations about this 4 night cruise on the Norwegian Sky 'Party Boat' as we are a couple in our early 60s. I read many reviews and on balance decided to give it a go as the cruise represented great value for the price paid ... Read more
Shelean
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because it was out of New York and I wanted to experience the city first. I've been on a dozen of cruises and this was my first time with NCL. First the positives of this trip, it was out of New York and I liked the ... Read more

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lecky
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 forum posts
13 helpful votes
I had a bad experience on the Gem once before but was willing to give it another chance to be with my niece to celebrate her sweet sixteen.I should have listened to myself and stayed home. Embarkation and Disembarkation was very smooth. ... Read more
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LoveAllInclusive
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
This cruise was just a notch above terrible; maybe I'm being kind. About us: Six people total, 3 balcony cabins, all adults. What we expected: Good to great service around the ship. Mostly adults. Open bar including most ... Read more
mckenney@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
This was my first time cruising. I will be honest and say I was never a fan at the thought but a family member organized a family trip so we thought it would be fun to join the extended family. I think there other Norwegian cruises that ... Read more
parkeramjc
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
We were looking for a cruise on this specific date and only 2 were available, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian. Having previously cruised on the Norwegian line we decided we wanted to cruise again on this line. To our dismay the Norwegian ... Read more
clint1000
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Traveling w 10 people..3 couples. Left out of New York Manhattan terminal Embarking and disembarking were a breeze. They kept running out of food at the outside buffet when we 1st got on. We had been traveling for over 4 hours ... Read more

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Tjhsmhmom
Member Since 2007
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Loved sailing out of NY. Had a large group of 53 family and friends. Agreed with previous reviews. Staff not overly friendly. Crew was not on same page. Received different answers to questions depending who you asked. Service in grand ... Read more
bgthos
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
The purpose of the cruise was to celebrate several family marriage milestones - a 50th wedding anniversary and 15th wedding anniversary, to be specific. From the moment we booked and attempted to make dining reservations it was a ... Read more
mattiegi
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because I heard many great reviews about how polite the staff is, relaxing cruise (just what we needed), and it was at the exact time I was able to take a vacation. The first day I was so excited to get onto the boat ... Read more
Ms Gail
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was by far one of the better cruises as far as cost and ease of figuring gratuities since they are included in your fee. Although I don't drink alcohol for those that do this was the place for them since that too is included. The ... Read more
ladyamericana
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I had been wanting to cruise for the longest time but I was very hesitant about whether cruising would be for me. The main reason I chose Norwegian was because of their Freestyle Cruising philosophy. I really wanted a laid back cruise ... Read more

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mamameghan14
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We booked this cruise last August while on the Norwegian Pearl. We just booked a basic inside cabin to allow us to reach platinum level for our next cruise, which promises to be something more exciting. 5 days before sailing, we ... Read more
stephenbeam@bellsouth.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
We boarded the ship Norwegian Sky at the Port of Miami shortly after noon on Friday and went straight to one of the dining rooms. What we liked about this this particular cruise was the open, all-inclusive dining and beverage plan. The ... Read more
Sea Serenity
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Some said this is a laid back cruise line for older people but that was not my experience. I found just as many young people aboard this cruise ship as I have found on similar priced Carnival fun ships. My only negatives was that the bar ... Read more
dcorbett70
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
8 forum posts
6 helpful votes
The Norwegian Gem is a mid-sized ship. It's easy to navigate and you can figure out where things are pretty quickly. The ship was redone and is very tastefully decorated. Cabin - We had adjoining oceanview cabins...room 5032 and ... Read more
NYC123
Member Since 2007
1 review
20 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
I am loyal to Royal and this was my first NCL cruise. I was pleasantly surprised. Wow, what a great cruise: lovely ship, fabulous service. Stayed in cabin 9075 Aft Penthouse Suite -- my first time aft and I loved it. No, it's not ... Read more

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