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Barcelona to the Mediterranean Norwegian Gem Cruise Reviews

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Happy Happy!!

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Guria
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

Service: great, no complaints. Our steward, Michael, was s sweet. On the first day we asked for 2 extra towels and he made sure we had extra towels every day. He was always around, and was glad to help us in every way possible. The servers at the Italian Restaurant were also very nice, we had a great time dining there. And I can't forget to mention the "washy washy" guy at the Garden Cafe. It was ...
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Sail Date: November 2009


Just back on the Gem -- and just booked the Gem again!

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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FlipperGal
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Just back on the GEM- and have just booked the GEM again! We loved the NCL GEM on its Nov. 8 '09 W. Mediterranean sailing -- and have booked it again for its Jan. 24 '10 Caribbean sailing from NYC. That should say something! NCL: The Nov. 8 sailing was our 6th NCL cruise in the past 4 years, and our 3rd NCL cruise this year. Obviously we enjoy cruising (though we do independent land ...
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Sail Date: November 2009

Cabin Type: Penthouse with Large Balcony


The Western Mediterranean on Fast Forward

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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ttmannin
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

One couple traveled from the US to meet the other three couples in the UK for our flight to Barcelona, where we had booked the two-day pre-cruise package. Our British Airways flight to Barcelona was delayed an hour when a already checked-in family misplaced a child, frighteningly not located by the flight time. The general mood on the plane was of sympathy with the parents and concern, and the ...
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Sail Date: November 2009

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


The Mediterranean is the only way to GO!!

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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LindaVap
First Time Cruiser

BARCELONA, SPAIN Our plane landed about 7:30 AM. By the time we went through customs, got our money exchanged it was nearly 8:15. One interesting thing was that they had us fill out the Immigration forms before we arrived. I had left ours in the pocket of the plane so figured I would have to refill them out. The custom agent looked at our passports and said to go ahead. Real security, huh!! We ...
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Sail Date: November 2009


A Gem of a Cruise

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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SFO-F/A
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

We flew into Barcelona the day of the cruise, arriving BCN around 1pm. There were many taxis waiting. It took about a half hour to get to the port. The taxi was metered, when we arrived, the driver added other fees to the meter, port fees, bag fees, etc. The meter said 26 euros, we paid 32 with the add ons. Embarkation was a breeze, no wait at 2:30. We were on the ship by 2:45, greeted ...
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Sail Date: November 2009

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


Tons of Research - Gem was a Ht

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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dillardr
First Time Cruiser

After months of research, looking for a vacation for a group of 11 family members that included teenagers and senior citizens, we decided on the Gem. My wife and I have sailed on Princess, RCCI and our favorite, Holland America and were a little concerned about the reviews of NCL. Here is the good and bad as honest as I can be. GEM - Beautiful ship, we were in a AE suite(aft) and it was great. ...
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Sail Date: November 2009

Cabin Type: Penthouse with Large Balcony

Traveled with children


Had a great week, but service was truly lacking

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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xiphoid76
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

Overall, the vacation was fantastic, but I have to admit I was not impressed at all with NCL and will likely not sail with them again. Embarkation was fairly easy, they had to send us to 3 different lines because their key cards were not working, but it did not take that long and we were on board in under 30 minutes - very nice. The ship is very nice and very clean. I liked the layout of the ...
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Sail Date: November 2009

Cabin Type: Family Balcony


Eastern Med and repositioning cruise.

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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mokincaid
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

First of all. When we booked the cruise in April, we were assured that we would be getting the best possible pricing. WRONG. We noticed several price reductions. When we contacted our cruise rep we were given an upgrade to ocean view partially obstructed. More like lifeboat view, completely obstructed. The only time we could see the ocean was when the boats were being used as tenders. The flight ...
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Sail Date: November 2009

Cabin Type: Obstructed Oceanview


WOW Europe !

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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ellygirl65
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

My husband and I decided to leave the kids at home for this cruise (they are 20 and 24 !). It was a semi-retirement gift for my husband and he has always wanted to go to Italy. We flew over from America a week before the cruise and stayed in Madrid first before fly to Barcelona to join the ship. We are novice cruisers, so admittedly we don't have a lot to compare it to but the Norwegian Gem is ...
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Sail Date: October 2009

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


A great week of sightseeing!

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Katypaty
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

We sailed on the Gem in October. The ship was almost exactly like the Pride of American we took last year with the freestyle dining. I will cover the dining first. To give some background, my husband and I (40's) traveled with our in-laws (60's)and no children. We took the trip to get my father in law to take my mother in law to Europe and see as much as we could in a short time since he ...
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Sail Date: October 2009

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


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