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maryoking
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
I had hoped to pick the time the leaves would be colorful; however, New England/Canada leaves don't appear to start changing colors until early October. We also chose this cruise because getting to and from New York City is a non-stop ... Read more
drumming cruisers
Member Since 2012
8 reviews
96 forum posts
NYC - crazy! UN was in session with President Obama in town, then a bombing the morning we were going to get on cruise. Couldn't get a taxi from hotel! Concierge called, so did bellmen. Finally decided to walk to pier. Thank goodness our ... Read more
inlinedreams16
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our first time on NCL. Positives: The ship is well cared for, beautiful, and clean. Our stateroom was midship interior, our room steward was very attentive, helpful and courteous. The ship never felt to crowed other than ... Read more
EllenMcL
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
First trip on NCL Gem. Group from Cruise Critic Gem Roll Call had reception with the senior staff and captain of the Gem. The captain offered to meet us at the Bridge viewing area on our second sea day. He spent 45 minutes answering ... Read more
CUontheC
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
180 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
Our cruise to Canada and New England on the NCL Gem Cruise was great...we had an excellent time. Our cabin was what we expected, a standard balcony cabin with enough room for our clothing and room under the bed for our luggage. ... Read more

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vba3
Member Since 2013
1 review
14 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
This was a last minute decision. It was a good price for a New England/Canada cruise, balcony room. The itinerary included places I wanted to visit. Overall entertainment was good. Production numbers and the Ineffable Two were great. ... Read more
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rsato
Member Since 2010
11 reviews
157 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My wife and I are veterans of the NCL Cruise Experience, and the New England voyage from New York on the NCL Gem was our 9th adventure with Norwegian and 13th cruise overall. When evaluating a cruise experience, I consider itinerary to be ... Read more
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Welcome1958
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Recently returned from a seven (7) day excursion which included Halifax NS; Saint John New Brunswick, Portland Maine and Newport RI. From embarking to disembarking everything pretty much gelled on "The Gem". Halifax with ... Read more
Larkenvar
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
163 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Gem has been a favorite ship of mine for years. The size promotes friendly interactions. The food and service is always excellent. The entertainment is typical of other ships but not as professional as say Breakaway. Gem is a great ship to ... Read more
mikflounders
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We bought this cruise as a package deal having seen it advertised in a newspaper and seemingly a good buy. We had never been on a cruise before and were going to celebrate a significant birthday with close friends. So a little bit ... Read more

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fundays
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
1 forum post
Cruise Notes: NCL Dawn – Boston to Quebec City 9 – 16 September 2016 The Not So Good 1. The experience during check in was far, far too crowded and much too slow. My wife and I, both aged 75 or better, had to stand ... Read more
Poetrylover4u
Member Since 2012
1 review
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Beware......Norwegian has up charges for room service $16 per couple each time you call even on what is complimentary! When you are in complimentary resturants there will be several better menu choices listed with quite a bit of an ... Read more
Cated
Member Since 2014
1 review
145 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had hope to see the fall colors of the north east and visit the communities in Maine and Canada. The stops and the ports and visiting the ports experience was excellent. We planned and did our own tours, which were not from the ship but ... Read more
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Lauren14
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose Norwegian again because of recent good experiences and this particular itinerary. From the first day, we were burdened with a room directly under the Garden Buffet, where they apparently spend all night moving food, washing ... Read more
sargemrs
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
98 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our group of 4 couples decided this cruise would interest us and we began the planning. We all chose the aft penthouses. 3 were on 9th deck and 1 was on 10th deck. The 10th deck stateroom was much larger, at least the balcony was. ... Read more

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cmnutritionow@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was my husbands first cruise and he enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of the Norwegian cruise line. We enjoyed meals in many of the different dinning rooms and enjoyed them all.We attended many of the shows and were pleased with them ... Read more
whatwillksaid
Member Since 2015
1 review
13 forum posts
This was our second cruise aboard an NCL vessel, second of the "jewel' class of ships & the first post revamp. We found the boat to be in great condition, compared to the Pearl this looked much more updated and ... Read more
SVBing
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
9 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Nice change from Caribbean.....Canadian Maritime. I would like to rate this higher but just can't. that said.... I'd give this a 3.5 score. NY Manhattan port, a little crazy. do not rush to port, can't board usually before noon, can be ... Read more
NanaPark
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was our first cruise with NCL, and it will definitely be our last.We chose this cruise based on itinerary and dates. On paper the price for a balcony cabin looked very good. On arrival the cabin bed was a double although I had ... Read more
Don Julio
Member Since 2008
1 review
58 forum posts
4 helpful votes
The Gem is really a beautiful boat especially on the inside. I heard that it had been recently renovated and it basically looked brand new. Each dining experience was unique and I thought that the food quality was excellent. Cagneys was ... Read more

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Ricardo13
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We chose the NCL Gem Canadian-NE cruise from NY due to tropical storm activity in the Gulf and Atlantic. After booking, TS Hermine developed and eventually looked that it could impact us in NE and the Noth Atlantic..Fortunately the storm ... Read more
crzgrl66
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
297 forum posts
4 helpful votes
About us: We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and departure city. It was a great opportunity to travel with friends from the east coast and spend some time in NYC. We were a party of 6; 4 adults, 15 year old, 12 year old. ... Read more
Cruiser5580
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Internet connection for the length of cruise is a scam. It is slower than dial-up. Its down most of the time. It can be used only for emails and text via IP. NCL will not take any responsibility because they have contracted it to somebody ... Read more
icem86
Member Since 2011
1 review
70 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Cruised for the 4th time, 2nd time with NCL and 2nd time with entire family, Wife, boys age 6 and 9) and myself What we loved - ease of getting on ship, friendliness of Steward Judy, Chinese Restaurant, Great outdoors cookies, general ... Read more
GL Tyrebyter
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
We chose Norwegian and destination because we had discussed with my cousins that it would be fun to go on a cruise together. My wife and I never sailed on this line before. We like to try different ships and compare. My wife is ... Read more

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