Boston to the Eastern Caribbean Norwegian Gem Cruise Reviews

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The Great Outdoors.  Has a nice size bar and buffet.  Best of all, it's own soft-serve ice machine.
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The new bridge on the Gatun Locks, Caribbean side!
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Exclusive breakfast option for penthouse, whole grain toast with fresh avocado and an egg to order!
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Not the best cruise company experience

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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

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


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

Cabin Type: Inside


Wonderful crew!

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linconalf122
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

The people working on the ship really made our experience a positive one! They were all so kind and cheerful and everyone knew our names (especially Patrick, Altheena, Rechelle, lady from St. Lucia, lady from South Africa, Chinese ladies, etc). They were the best part of the cruise! The girls in the Spa were so friendly (Sumi, Thiang, Pauline, Katazyna, etc!) and the ladies working in the Splash ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony

Traveled with children


Super Value

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Info2020
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We went on this cruise to get a good sampling of the Southern Caribbean. The service was excellent and all of the staff were truly happy to part of your vacation. I have mixed feeling about the freestyle cruise.On one hand I enjoyed the freedom and flexibility, it also I believe lead to some fast food attempts for some at the restaurants. Although we did not travel with kids, there were a ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


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

Cabin Type: Balcony


NCL TOOK MY MONEY AND RAN

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mramos13
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

I chose this cruise because it departed close to home and is an easy drive to the port . Once at the port and rounded like cattle and every one boarded . As the day went on I figure i would take a shower . The drain in my mini suit backed up and flooded my bathroom with all kinds of waste coming up from the floor drain . it took almost four hours for the plumber to even get there to look at it. ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


Easy to follow new diet

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BTCAC
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We live just outside Boston and this was a 13 day round trip cruise from Boston which was perfect. I had recently been put on a restricted sodium diet and did worry about how that would work out over a 13 day cruise. I need not have worried as I had a woman meet with me every night to preorder my meal for the next night at whatever dining room we planned to eat. Including the specialty ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


Garden villa 14500

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DavidDiCologero
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Start to finish this cruise was AMAZING!! The cabin, restaurants, ports, entertainment and especially the staff. We cannot thank Benny our butler and Giann our concierge enough for making this cruise so special.The ship was spotless any hour of the day. The bar staff went out of their way to accommodate us. We traveled with a person using a scooter and he had no issues navigating his way through ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Traveled with disabled person


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


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

Cabin Type: Inside


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