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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
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

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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
ThelmLou
Member Since 2012
15 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Firstly, We are platinum with NCL and it does have its advantages. Boarding was effortless and without delay. We were from the cab to our cabin within 20 minutes at 1:30 PM. The weather was not cooperative on the sail away so we watched ... Read more

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sbachleda
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
We had a very enjoyable time on the Dawn. We booked the cruise only 5 weeks out and chose a guaranteed inside cabin. We ended up in an ocean view. Drove to Quebec City from Montreal. We had purchased the transfer package to get from ... Read more
Cruisertoomuch
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
All was very good. Having said that I still have some suggestions for improvement. Internet "service" in the stateroom was a bad joke. Had to move the computer around to find access. The food overall was good but the ... Read more
ialex
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
13 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
Our vacation started on Oct 1st in Montreal. We flew in from Ohio. The Montreal airport was empty with the exception of the passengers that arrived on our flight. The kiosk to process the immigration papers was a bit confusing, but there ... Read more
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coolyoungs
Member Since 2013
1 review
44 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We chose NCL because we were very happy with our previous experiences, on the Jewel to Alaska and the Epic in the Mediterranean. However the Dawn is a major disappointment. The embarkation process took almost 2 hours and we were ... Read more
Mike in Whittier
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Overall, the cruise, ship and accommodations were good, but not great. There were a number of little irritations that detracted from overall cruise experience. Freestyle dining sounded attractive in concept but failed in execution. Aqua ... Read more

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Hearthosesteeldrumsplayin
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
42 forum posts
Sailed September 2015
We booked this cruise with our longtime friends, who were celebrating their 30th anniversary. We had the owner's suite at the front of the ship and they had the interconnecting suite next door, also in the front. Our room, #9004, was ... Read more
marv429
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We never tire of the fall Canada- New England cruises and the NCL Jewel class ships are the perfect way to enjoy the wonderful ports, fine food and service, and the ambience of well designed, well staffed ships. The North Atlantic Autumn ... Read more
smcdonald2674
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
My Mom and I were lucky enough to take a New England Canada cruise and it was so much fun! This was a first cruise for both of us! I didn't know what to expect but I can honestly say that our cruise surpassed anything (in a positive ... Read more
Kim Strelczyk
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed September 2015
The Gem is a beautiful ship and kept in great shape. Staff kept it very clean and great attention was paid to hand hygiene at dining area entries. We appreciated this, although I must say, the "Washy, Washy; Happy, happy; Smiley, ... Read more
couple2nds
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
This was our first cruise on NCL; a belated 65th birthday trip. We booked a suite in the haven. The suite was big clean and very nice. Bathroom with ocean view very cool.although we are 65 we felt like kids on this trip. Our butler was ... Read more

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djd8788
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
The Norwegian Gem is a beautiful ship, one of the nicest on which we've sailed. It was easy to navigate the ship. The restaurants were nicely placed in various areas. We enjoyed Magenta as our main dining room; very good service and ... Read more
lidogal
Member Since 2008
1 review
30 forum posts
Sailed September 2015
Two days of terrible weather weren't enough to "dampen" our spirits. Flash flooding in Portland and gale force winds and rain on our last sea day. Shore excursions cancelled in Portland making a very busy and noisy ship. Made ... Read more
TravelOwls
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
59 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
We chose this cruise for the ports of call & mostly they did not disappoint. Many other things however, did. We have cruised on many different cruise lines, but this was our 1st time on NCL - it will probably be our last. The port ... Read more
blueskiessail
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
36 forum posts
Sailed September 2015
I will start by saying that I have been on many cruises with many different lines. This cruise was choosen for the port stops with only 2 days at sea. This part of the trip was brillant, with great port stops and lots to see and do once ... Read more
BW1234
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
Norwegian has a lot of work to do. Personally I do not like freestyle as it is really just a way to cut regular service and hope you pay more for the specialty dining. The lineups for dinner were horrendous unless you ate at very odd ... Read more

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