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TongueTwister

10+ Cruises

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Not the best cruise company experience

Review for Norwegian Gem to Caribbean - All

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h193r

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

1. Before we booked the cruise I specifically asked the NCL sales person what would happen if the price decreased after we booked. I was advised we would be offered a portion of the difference as onboard credit. A couple of months after we paid, the booking price decreased by $400.00 for a two week period beginning a month before the sail date. When we inquired about the decrease, we were instead ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Raiatea

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside

1 Helpful Vote


Very good, except for the entertainment and on-board activities

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Tropical79

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

My wife and I have cruised before, but this was our first time on Norwegian. The ship was very clean and the service overall was very good (wait staff and room steward). We were pleased with our cabin (an interior stateroom). The food was better than we expected (given the many negative reviews we had previously read about the food). We especially enjoyed the fish entrees on the dinner menu, and ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Raiatea

Cabin Type: Inside

10 Helpful Votes


Just what I needed

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Louise1595

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We love leaving out of Boston. No planes.....easy port. We love the 14 day cruises in the fall. There are very few kids (I like kids,but as a teacher, it is nice to have adult time) We arrived in Boston around noon. We parked in the open lot next to the ship ($200). Check in was easy. We have taken this same cruise many times on the Gem as well as other NCL ships. We had an ocean ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Raiatea

19 Helpful Votes


NCL needs to update cruising

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000

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

I love to cruise, have always gone on NCL, they leave out of Boston, which is great, but my complaints are always the same: cabins too small, bad poop odor in halls. Breakfast ends too early, all day breakfast not available. Music, singers, theater shows, MC's, games, singers, DJ's, and band around pool, way TOO LOUD!!! It drove us out of many activities. Movies in atrium would have been fun ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Raiatea

Cabin Type: Balcony

2 Helpful Votes


Longer is better. Free style is the way to go. Meeting new people is the greati.

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pscanlon0317

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

This was our first cruise longer than 7 days.It was a good decision and we will be booking longer cruises in the future.Getting on the ship ran smoothly and our room was ready . The inside cabins seem to have shrunk quite a bit.The layout of the ship was similar to other so finding our way around was easy. The shows were good but the dance routines were just a little too busy. The cruise director ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Raiatea

Cabin Type: Inside

1 Helpful Vote


Another good NCL cruise

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Nandy95

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Being New Englanders we enjoy going out of Boston because of the convenience. The embarkation process was super easy this time...very little waiting around....and as usual, the staff was friendly and helpful. We had been on the Gem before, so it was easy to get around and find everything. Our balcony cabin on the 9th floor was always clean and tidy. Thanks to the tour we had, we heard that the ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Raiatea

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony

1 Helpful Vote


Immigration Nightmare

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vacationbuddy

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

The first 10 days were pretty good. Weather was great till the end. Left in the rain and returned with rain. The ship needs some maintenance and definitely all was not working correctly. Some passengers were relocated due to a unusual odor in room that caused headaches. Our cabin was kept clean and well stocked with towels Most crew members were very personable however there were some ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Raiatea

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window

3 Helpful Votes


14 Day Norwegian Gem-Boston to Carribean

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emmacairn

10+ Cruises

Age 110s

This was a solo cruise for me. The second day on the ship the solos got together with Patrick from the Cruise Staff leading the meeting. It was nice to look forward to having dinner and company in the main dining room each evening. The food was good, not great. The service was fair. Long waits for food to arrive, inexperienced wait staff. I joined the spa for the whole cruise. It gave access ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Raiatea

Cabin Type: Inside

2 Helpful Votes


Excellent trip!

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djpk2003

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

Our family of 4 loved making memories together on this 15 day cruise out of Boston. The ship is the perfect size, in my opinion. The ship could use a few cosmetic updates, most notably some signs that had paint chipping off, etc. - but was in great condition overall. Our stateroom was kept very clean, and although we encountered a few issues (clogged drain with some leaking, broken light fixture, ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Raiatea

Cabin Type: Family Balcony

Traveled with children

1 Helpful Vote


Excellent activities and friendly staff great music

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cementhands

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We took the 14 night gem cruise because of cruise credits expirations. We were pleasantly surprised as last cruise on ncl was epic in 2013. Recently doing RCL and celebrity. Dining room staff excellent food decent. Activities staff outstanding. Zumba with Jeff was outstanding. Daily dancing activities. Every night a dance theme parties. Ports were excellent. Unfortunately quite a few drunks as ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Raiatea

Cabin Type: Balcony

24 Helpful Votes


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