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Editor's Note: As of January 2016, the Nickelodeon program will no longer be offered on Norwegian Gem. Norwegian takes a one-ship-fits-all approach to cruising with Gem, where rock climbing meets shuffleboard ...
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87 Norwegian Gem Canada & New England Cruise Reviews

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crzgrl66
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
297 forum posts
3 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
13 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
Cruise fanbook
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
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

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Shady hollow
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed May 2016
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
5 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
Nyksla
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
7 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

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KarenBoles
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 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
Hearthosesteeldrumsplayin
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
34 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

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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
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
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

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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
Nancy marsh
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
Food was mediocre and service wasn't great. Waited over an hour for dinner to get to us and many meals we had to remind our waiter for our drinks. After hours, restaurants that were advertised as open 24 hours, had limited menus. Room was ... Read more
First time CT crusier
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed September 2015
For years we have talked about taking a cruise and when the 7 day Canadian New England trip aboard the NCL GEM came up we thought it would be the perfect "maiden voyage" for us. We were not disappointed! We had perfect weather, ... Read more
Mudbugman45
Member Since 2015
1 review
Great Weather.. State Room Great. Planing next Cruise. Good Entertainment. Food very good. Alcohol Package great. Need to work on the system for excursions; the "meet in the theatre" is an annoyance. SUGGESTION: Color code the ... Read more
donut woman
Member Since 2015
1 review
We enjoyed our cruise to Halifax, Nova Scotia; St. John, Bay of Fundy; Bar Harbor, Maine; and Newport, Rhode Island. The ship is very nice, and the staff are excellent. However, the food was disappointing. The appetizers and entrees were ... Read more

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