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Ron from Smithtown
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Having just gotten off a 10 day Regal Princess Caribbean cruise on Nov. 6th, my wife & I had no intention of taking another, only a month later! That is, until we saw the almost unbelievably low price offered for this 8 day NCL ... Read more
westview1900
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
1,281 forum post
2 helpful votes
We needed to get to NY from Florida and I saw this 1 way cruise from San Juan to NY. We got a cheap flight to San Juan and we showed up during our scheduled time to board, There were very long lines in the hot sun. We eventually boarded ... Read more
jojoshumate
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
54 forum posts
14 helpful votes
We just finished our repositioning cruise on the NCL Gem, which left out of San Juan, Puerto Rico and ended in New York City. We stopped in St. Kitts, St. Martin, St. Thomas and Tortola, then had 3 days at sea. We had a great time and I ... Read more
FREDNJ37
Member Since 2012
1 review
34 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our cruise was on Sunday Dec, 11th to Monday Dec. 19th San Juan, PR to NYC. I flew to San Juan a day early as I do when I have to fly to take a cruise. Especially when the cruise is in the winter months. I do this in case the weather or ... Read more
sshs
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
119 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
It was a good cruise. The staff were noticeably friendlier than when we were on the Star last December. Almost everyone was smiling and seemed happy to be there. It made for a nice atmosphere. We just had a few concerns that kept it ... Read more
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Niffernay
Member Since 2015
1 review
64 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our second cruise with Norwegian and we will definitely be sailing with them again. We spent a day in Old San Juan the day before our cruise. It is a beautiful city with some very interesting architecture. If you enjoy birds, ... Read more
epegoblue
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I had just cruised the previous month and per my usual routine when I return home, I immediately look for my next one! This was my 10th cruise with NCL and 16th overall. It's still amazing to me that every cruise is different and how ... Read more
JulieAF
Member Since 2002
1 review
487 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was my 3rd time on the Gem. I love the size of this ship. There are usually no lines or crowds like on the larger class ships. - The itinerary was really intriguing. Very port-heavy, we left out of San Juan at 9pm and hit 5 ... Read more
travelforadventure
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
This was my 5th cruise, 3rd on NCL. We (family of 4 adults) loved this ship! Cabin was a bit small, but the balcony made it feel bigger. The gym was fairly large, lots of cardio equipment but not as many weights. The shows were great ... Read more
Ken and Audra
Member Since 2011
1 review
94 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We always fly in at LEAST one day early for any cruise and it has saved us from missing a South America cruise. Two of our four other cruise mates for this cruise learned this "rule" the hard way and missed a full day in San ... Read more
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Hilarion
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
97 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Mandarin Spa Week Pass: First time I bought the weeklong pass and am glad I did. You will love it if you like to have an elegant calm space with just a few other passengers. The lounge chairs face the front of the ship have the best ... Read more
lrojeda
Member Since 2016
1 review
This was our first cruise, so I have really nothing to compare to. I can say however that it was exceptional value for money, and that we are planning on going on another cruise with NCL soon. We certainly hope it will be a better ... Read more
kjames150
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
13 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My husband and I chose this cruise, because, we won it in a raffle on our previous cruise. We needed to do Thanksgiving week so that my husband would have enough time off. The Gem was beautiful! It was by far the best Norwegian ship I ... Read more
JMV_Traveler
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
We chose this cruise as a spare of the moment thing and were not expecting anything since this is our first time cruising. We heard a lot about other cruises but we didn't know anyone who had gone in a Norwegian cruise before so we did not ... Read more
Flamingo15
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
We chose this particular cruise because of the itinerary offered, the smaller islands in the southern Caribbean and ports we'd never been to. We arrived in San Juan the day before the cruise and stayed at the Sheraton Old San Juan, ... Read more
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Tucson Charlie
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We did a BTB Nov 13-27. Ship: The Gem is a medium sized ship. We prefer this size rather than the Getaway class ships which are often filled with too many kids. Cabin:Our starboard mid ship balcony cabin was good size for us - I ... Read more
mistyw
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
120 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was absolutely one of the best itineraries we've done in all of our 21 cruises! Puerto Rico, Antigua, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, and Tortola. We arrived in Puerto Rico a day early and stayed at the S.J. Suites in Old San Juan. ... Read more
oshunreef
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
49 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
Flew into SJU the day before our cruise and stayed at the Marriott Stellaris & Casino in Condado and it was beautiful on the beach. Would stay again. It was just my husband and myself. We arrived at the port around 10:45am and ... Read more
texasreb
Member Since 2013
10 reviews
193 forum posts
Sailed November 2016
This was the first week of a “Back-To Back” cruise on the NCL Gem – November 6th then Nov 13, 2016. Our first cruise of this length. Did this as we would hit 11 ports during the cruise. Also in light of the high airfare ... Read more
Steve551
Member Since 2011
10 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
My wife and I just returned from a two week “Back-To Back” cruise on the NCL Gem – November 6th – 20th, 2016. We have been on two week plus cruises prior to this one but never on a BTB. After this cruise, I doubt ... Read more
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Michal J. Cerny
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We have cruised with Royal, Princess and thought that we would try Norwegian because neither of the aforementioned had all of the islands to visit in one week (Barbados, St. Kitts, Martinique, St. Maarten, St. Thomas), as this particular ... Read more
snorkel272
Member Since 2015
1 review
12 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I wanted to visit the "St." islands in the Caribbean. I have never been there before. I enjoyed touring the different Islands and the swimming and beautiful beaches of course. The NCL Gem was a smaller ship than the NCL ship I ... Read more
Petals22
Member Since 2015
1 review
14 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Overall our cruise was just "ok", not the experience we were hoping for. Nothing major went wrong, just several small things were a hassle which added to my disatisfaction with the trip. We normally choose an inside cabin in ... Read more
Miatamike
Member Since 2013
1 review
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
Service was great, food was bland and choices were limited (unless you pay extra for the "good restaurants"). For me, it is more about the ports and this cruise had great ports. Asian restaurant was fair. Ive been on another ... Read more
woodsman
Member Since 2007
5 reviews
38 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The Gem is doing interesting ports of call out of San Juan. We chose the Grenada/St Lucia/Dominica/Antigua/BVI tour. Mid-sized ship with the expected amenities for its size. Staff was very very nice and accommodating. My only complaint ... Read more
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