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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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39 Norwegian Gem Cruise to Nowhere Cruise Reviews

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travelady65
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
564 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I went on this cruise because i am sailing her in December to the eastern caribbean, and i wanted to see what the ship was all about... Really i can't judge the ship too much, because it was only for one night, and a lot of loud roudy ... Read more
msconwell
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed April 2014
My family and I set out on April 4th, 2014 for a one night cruise to nowhere for my grandmothers 85th birthday (300$ per person.) The day started out great after getting the family (11 people) together to celebrate such an occasion. ... Read more
missjudic
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
1 forum post
Sailed February 2014
My husband and I just returned from an overnight cruise to nowhere and had a fantastic experience. We're in our early 40's with 2 small children, so this short trip was a perfect pre-Valentine's getaway. Leaving out of NYC was a breeze. We ... Read more
JYeagersGrl
Member Since 2004
1 review
1,365 forum post
We just returned from a 1 night cruise to nowhere which while it was enjoyable I didn't get to do as much as one would of hoped. I was still recovering from bronchitis and a sinus infection so I knew the original plan of partying late may ... Read more
lynnlooo
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
Just returned this morning from a one night voyage and was never so happy to be home. Nutshell of this 24 hour trip is as follows: check-in was lengthy and very confusing; state rooms would not be ready for 2 hours and so the line to check ... Read more

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tripfilmsjamie
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
Sailed November 2013
I went on the one-night Cruise to Nowhere sailing from New York City in November. I live in Manhattan, so it was fairly simple to get to the Manhattan Cruise Terminal, though it's far from the subway if you are taking public ... Read more
twizz
Member Since 2004
4 reviews
27 forum posts
Sailed November 2013
We only needed 2 pts to get us to Platinum status so we decided to book a 1 night cruise in a suite. However, I had noticed that the cruise prices had decreased so I called to see if anything else could be done. And was it!!!!! - we ended ... Read more
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Tralfie
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
500 forum posts
I didn't intend to take a cruise to nowhere. Originally, the plan was that my very first cruise would be in March of 2014 aboard the Norwegian Breakaway. I booked it over a year ago as a present to myself for my 50th birthday, even ... Read more
club2060
Member Since 2014
1 review
A group of 6 of us booked this cruise last minute. It was such a deal. anyways... it was our first time cursing. Funny, we all swore we would never get on a cruise even if we won one. Haha... well.. here we are, booked one! My partner ... Read more
MorganGirl1973
Member Since 2012
1 review
9 forum posts
Just came back from a 2 day cruise to nowhere out of NYC on the beautiful Norwegian Gem. The ship was absolutely upscale and exceeded my expectations. This was my first cruise ever and I was very pleased with the ship and fantastic service ... Read more

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Stree
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
Sailed September 2012
DH and I booked the "Weekend Cruise" on the Norwegian Gem. It left from the Manhattan Cruise Terminal on Friday and returned Sunday morning. This was our 1st time on NCL. To be honest, we had heard several negative things about NCL but the ... Read more
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aquanavis
Member Since 2006
1 review
24 forum posts
General Comments: This cruise was a fun getaway with my 12 year old daughter. I was a little worried that the crowd might be more rowdy than normal given it's a CTN, but I am happy to say that while it was a younger and more party ... Read more
chefpepe
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
52 forum posts
Took my wife and 3 of her friends on the NCL Gem on a cruise to nowhere out of Manhattan for my wife's 50th birthday celebration. I booked 2 interior adjoining staterooms on deck 11 which was just 1 deck below the Garden Cafe buffet, the ... Read more
palmtre2
Member Since 2003
1 review
2,466 forum posts
Sailed January 2012
We had a great time, I had only been a a CTN once and my DH never has. Embarkation was crazy with both the Gem and Jewel departing at roughly the same time, once you were through the security checkpoint, staff could have done a better job ... Read more
Terrrii
Member Since 2007
1 review
31 forum posts
I had booked this cruise with a friend. She had never cruised before, so I wanted to make sure she had a good time. We planned to stay up all night in order to get the maximum amount of fun out of the 22 hours. We booked an inside ... Read more

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MARI2011
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed February 2011
* Background Information: First-time Cruise. We wanted to see if this is something we would enjoy and we did! * Activities - As a first-time cruiser, the activities seem fine. The newsletter was very helpful in deciding what to do and ... Read more
rrobynec
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
1,545 forum post
I am a yearly participant in the NCL GEM cruises to nowhere. This year I had the opportunity to bring two friends who have never cruised before, and one who has not cruised in almost 30 years. The CTNs/one nighters are not your ... Read more
Anthony Jankel
1 review
Not rated Sailed July 2010
I've cruised for twenty five years so I feel well qualified to comment on my recent 14-night cruise aboard the Norwegian Gem with my wife and two adult children. To summarise, it was just about OK but the unavoidable extras unexpectedly ... Read more
nannyny
Member Since 2002
4 reviews
1,929 forum post
The Gem was beautiful. The food, service and activities on this CTN were fabulous! I sailed with 3 newbies and all enjoyed their time onboard. The Quest Show was fun and was the rest of entertainment onboard. Food is always ... Read more
LaPrincesa
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
257 forum posts
Just got back from my February 11 "Cruise To Nowhere" onboard the NCL Gem. Ship departed at 4:15PM from the New York City Westside pier 88. Embarkation. This time, I arrived at the pier at 9:45. I was the first passenger inside ... Read more

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mrbonaire
Member Since 2010
1 review
Sailed January 2010
Background - We are a married couple in our early forties. We wanted to try a cruise of one night to see if we both could handle a small cabin and the confines of even a large ship and the motion. Husband expected to hate it, wife expected ... Read more
tecknicole
Member Since 2004
4 reviews
381 forum posts
I was so disappointed with this one night cruise to nowhere that I wrote to NCL corporate headquarters. My companion and I recently attended the one night cruise to nowhere on January 23rd, 2010 out of NYC cruise port. We are both ... Read more
beachbummers
Member Since 2007
8 reviews
81 forum posts
Sailed March 2009
My wife and kids booked the cruise as a birthday present for me.The kids,both under 10,were really looking forward to using their own money to purchase the birthday room decoration package as a present to me. Only they don't do it for the ... Read more
shodan
Member Since 2008
1 review
64 forum posts
Sailed January 2009
My friends were going on the 1/2/10 CTN, so we decided to give it a try, having had pleasant past cruises with NCL. I could rant and rave for a long time but I will just list my major complaints. 1. Way overpriced for what's included. ... Read more
Casino Comp Chick
Member Since 2010
1 review
2,240 forum posts
Sailed January 2009
Ok 1st off this was my 16th cruise (my 4th with NCL). I was the 1st person in the port but I was about the 100th to be let on board after sitting for over 4 hours. I went straight up to deck 12 for the buffet since we were told we could ... Read more

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