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Welcome1958
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed three 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
159 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three 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
Cated
Member Since 2014
1 review
145 forum posts
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
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

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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
cmnutritionow@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three 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
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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 four weeks ago
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

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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
Ricardo13
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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

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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
Cruise fanbook
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
the cabin we were in was not clean, blood stain on sheets, missing drinks in mini bar( if not checked, might have been charged for it, informed customer service, then the steward comes back in to fill the bar but still missing some ... Read more
Shady hollow
Member Since 2016
1 review
We were on the Joannie Madden cruise. First cruise ever. The cruise was great but the Joannie Madden folk & Irish part was the really excellent part. Don't think I will ever do a cruise without the Irish entertainment part. We had ... Read more
Crusinwithfamily
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
10 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We've traveled on the GEM on two occasions over the past 2 years and love this ship and crew. This time we went north to Canada with 3 stops (Nova Scotia, Saint John and Portland, Maine). If you're looking for someplace other than a ... Read more
jasperdog
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
73 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This was our third cruise, all on NCL and a return to the Canada/New England itinerary. Since it was only a 6 day cruise we were able to visit only 3 ports: Halifax, St John and Portland. We checked in a little after 1 PM and that ... Read more

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noramsn
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Starting with dining ... The best meal we had was in Le Bistro on our last night. Food was very good, wait staff was excellent, especially Carl. The Garden Cafe was very well run and the food was usually good. We had breakfast there ... Read more
Nyksla
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
9 helpful votes
This was an amazing 17 days. I've sailed Carnival 3 times, this was my first on NCL. The Gem is an older ship but very well maintained. It's going in for some refurbishing the end of October but I personally saw little that needed ... Read more
KarenBoles
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Going to Canada and New England we were hoping to eat lots of lobster and seafood only to be disappointed that the president of the company removed all lobster and crab from the menus. Really? The food was mediocre and not much variety. ... Read more
Stacymo
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
We traveled up the East Coast into Canada October 3rd, 2015. We were hoping to see some pretty fall colors, but the leaves hadn't started to change yet. The cruise was awesome though. We went with a group of 15 people. The crew was very ... Read more
buckles102
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
For the most part, our cruise was acceptable. We were part of a group that had its own activities so we did not partake of most of the activities of the ship. The weather was rough for the first 2 days and many people were sick. It was ... Read more

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