Norwegian Canada & New England Cruise Reviews

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333 Norwegian Canada & New England Cruise Reviews
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Eclair
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
I spent pre-cruise nights in Boston, and post-cruise nights in Quebec City, on this Canada/New England cruise. The independent stays really enhanced my cruise experience as i was able to explore the two cities in depth rather than spend ... Read more
rosepate
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
Was not impressed overall. The staff always seemed unimpressed at their choice of employment and even were as candid as stating since Oceania took over things have been on the decline. The bartenders were probably the least friendly staff ... Read more
vstanisz
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We wanted to visit Eastern Canada and New England in the fall. We chose this cruise to avoid a lot of driving between the Maritime Provinces and for the fact that it cruised from Boston which eliminated the need to fly. From the Midwest, ... Read more
bonvoyagie
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
2,723 forum posts
I have cruised NCL in the past and enjoy the overall cruise experience they offer. This was our first 14 day cruise and we chose it because of the ports. We have not been to the east coast for vacation at all so it was all new to us. We ... Read more
colin_in_ottawa
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Dining options were poor... If you want good food you have to pay extra even in complementary dining rooms. No offerings of surf and turf or lobster on a new england cruise? free offerings were very limited, portions small and meat was ... Read more
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Tarutter
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We've used NCL three times in the past 10 years & have been very happy with them. That is until they started their FREE choice program (I.e. Unlimited beverages, specialty dining, Internet or excursion discounts). It's my opinion ... Read more
maryoking
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
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
97 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
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 September 2016
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
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CUontheC
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
199 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
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
vba3
Member Since 2013
1 review
14 forum posts
Sailed September 2016
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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stemjr
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
This was our 14th cruise and the 4th with Norwegian. Food at the buffet was cold at all meals. Complained to the chef with no results. Trash overflowing in restrooms. No soap in the dispensers in the restrooms on 6 occasions. Room 10151 ... Read more
gypsie-guy
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
We were in Penthouse Suite 9236 which is an aft stateroom. The suite was nice and roomy but the bathroom was quite small with only one sink and a tub shower. The suite had good, two zone HVAC and a way to close off the bed for early risers ... Read more
lharr01
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
Sailed September 2016
This was our first experience with Norwegian. We thought the ship was beautiful. It had recently been refurbished (although we never saw it before the changes). Really liked the Irish Pub that took over entire Atrium area. Also enjoyed the ... Read more
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rsato
Member Since 2010
11 reviews
158 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
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
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
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
177 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
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
5 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
jojogo345
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
We chose this cruise because we wanted to see more of Canada than Halifax. The Dawn has been redone and was a great ship. We had a balcony room with plenty of space- loved keeping the door open at night hearing the waves. The ship is clean ... Read more
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jaredkira
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
17 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We choose this 14 day cruise for the itinerary. Out of the 14 days we were at 12 ports only 2 sea days. Each one was different and wonderful. Many times there were items that were not told to us. We did not know we were on a back to ... Read more
fundays
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes
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
147 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
2 helpful votes
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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