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77 Norwegian Gem Canada & New England Cruise Reviews

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Nyksla
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
2 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
0 forum posts
3 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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
14 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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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Hearthosesteeldrumsplayin
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
19 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
2 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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
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
0 helpful votes
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
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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

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donut woman
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
Ppessin
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We had a lovely time not the cruise. Entertainment - Some of the best singers and dancers I have seen on any cruise ship, that being said the shows were dated but the cast made up for that. Food - Main Dinning Room - Good food and ... Read more
jme682
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Norwegian Gem...New England Cruise. Sept. 2015 The beds were horrible! No box spring..just a metal bottom. mattress was very used. dipped in the middle. was topped with a foam pad. when we complained, we were given bed pads folded in ... Read more
bdflight74a
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
NCL's staff are just great people. My wife and I have cruised so often with NCL that we continually meet staff who are so happy to see us again and we feel the same towards them. We are treated like a true cruise family. We have sailed ... Read more
Lclapper80
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
I was I total awe of everything this trip entailed. I was in awe of NYC. I have wanted to go to the big City all my life; I am now 80 and did just that this year! I felt a lot was packed into Saturday which was tiring. I was unable to ... Read more

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carefree@sea
Member Since 2012
1 review
84 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
After reading all the reviews on food and service, we were a bit nervous about the Gem. Don't believe some of the negative. This was our 7th cruise, first time on NCL. I can't believe how critical some people are. We thought the food was ... Read more
Ro714
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Awesome food/dining options. Loved the Freestyle and dining options Awesome service always available anytime always willing to go over and beyond Awesome itinerary, loved Canada/New England Awesome entertainment, Cynthia McLeod ... Read more
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queen327
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just got back from our cruise to Canada and Maine and we couldn't have asked for a more fantastic time aboard the Gem. I was a little leary after having read some reviews but believe me it was more than I expected. From the moment we ... Read more
pchun
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
We took the full 13 day cruise. Even though it's advertised as a 13 day cruise, it's really a 7 day cruise to the Bahamas followed by a separate 6 day cruise up the coast to Canada/Maine. The difference between being a true 13 day cruise ... Read more
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The Vado
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Overall it was a very nice trip. Cabin was very clean. Update. Comfortable bed. Food was good. We only paid for 1 special dinner. The shows were very good too.. My kids took the zip line excursion. They said if was ok. Not too impressive. ... Read more

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