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Norwegian Gem Cruise Reviews for Fitness Cruises to Canada & New England from Boston
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STAY AWAY FROM NORWEGIAN CRUISELINE
"I have been on 5 cruises previously with 4 different cruiselines (including Disney, Princess, and Royal Carribean). My experience on Norwegian Gem was by far the worst. 1. The stateroom is poorly designed, with..."Read More
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fdjksj

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

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First time cruising on NCL not totally impressed

Review for Norwegian Gem to Canada & New England

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TGlonek

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Received as a free cruise from Hard Rock in Biloxi. I was excited about receiving the free cruise off as it was the first time I was going to be going on NCL. I had heard a lot of good remarks from previous cruisers. My experience had good and bad reviews. Not real sure I like the freestyle concept. If you do not want to wait for 30-45 mins for a table if you go anytime after 6pm, make sure ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Raiatea

Cabin Type: Oceanview Picture Window


Horrible Experience

Review for Norwegian Gem to Canada & New England

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jandcblue

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

The ship was very compartmentalized. No large open area atrium to enjoy. The food was absolutely horrible. We have traveled NCL and other cruise lines in the past and have never experienced such a bad experience related to the food. Buffet was the same things every day with little variety. The main complimentary dining rooms were bland and like warm. By the time we realized the food issue, the ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Raiatea

Cabin Type: Obstructed Oceanview

1 Helpful Vote


STAY AWAY FROM NORWEGIAN CRUISELINE

Review for Norwegian Gem to Canada & New England

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fdjksj

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

I have been on 5 cruises previously with 4 different cruiselines (including Disney, Princess, and Royal Carribean). My experience on Norwegian Gem was by far the worst. 1. The stateroom is poorly designed, with no outlets near the head of the bed. Family members with CPAP machines had to run extension cords across the entire room to be able to use their medical device. 2. Stateroom did not ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Raiatea

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside

Traveled with disabled person

4 Helpful Votes


3 days at sea on 7 day trip

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MaVtMdFl

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

The whole point of this trip was to see Canadian ports. Norwegian massively let us down. Although there was only supposed to be one tender port, without explanation, there ended up being three, two of which the captain claimed the weather was too rough to visit. It didn't seem that windy or wavy to the passengers, and everyone on board was bummed out and bored. Other cruise ships were docked at ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Raiatea

8 Helpful Votes


Boston to Quebec B2B Early September

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Weinbob

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

I was attracted to the Boston departure in early September 2019, I wrongly thought we would enjoy more pool time and sun - instead we dodged hurricane Dorian and missed Bar Harbor and Halifax on our first leg. The service was outstanding, the ship was easy to navigate, and public areas and activities were never crowded. The late show in the theater was never more than 2/3 full so you could ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Raiatea

Cabin Type: Obstructed Oceanview

2 Helpful Votes


Following Hurricane Dorian

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Riley8911

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this ship because of the dates and the ports it was supposed to visit. As it turns out, Hurricane Dorian was coming towards the New England and Canadian coasts. We had to go to Portland, Maine rather than Bar Harbor and then they skipped Halifax altogether due to the port being closed. The next 2 stops, at Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island - both areas had been ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Raiatea

Cabin Type: Balcony


Hurricane Dorian impacts/Geriatric Cruise

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jsherald

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

The timing of the cruise fit within our schedule so NCL was chosen. This was our 2nd cruise, 1st with NCL and probably the last with NCL. One reason we won't go NCL again - is it's too old of a clientele. The comedian has it correct. It's a floating nursing home. At 50, we were the youngest on the boat ! Expect most to turn in at 10 pm or earlier. You'll also be stuck behind many walkers in ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Raiatea

Cabin Type: Inside

1 Helpful Vote


Watch the weather and read the fine print.

Review for Norwegian Gem to Canada & New England

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xtvacationgirl

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Chose this cruise as it was going North during hurricane season and bought trip insurance thru NCL. We believed the cancel for any reason. When we wanted to cancel the trip due to hurricane, we found we should have read the small print carefully as weather was not included. The weather caused an itinerary change from Bar Harbor to Portland, ME. Halifax closed the port so we could not dock. ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Raiatea

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony

1 Helpful Vote


Hurricane Imelda

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Lafexpress

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Have never been to any part of Canada, was hoping this would be an opportunity to see whales etc. and wildlife. Boston departure was ok, ship dock located in a typical big city port area, mostly industrialized, pick up at airport was easy once we identified the ship's folks handling transfers....no sign or anything, noticed ladies had name badges, assumed, correctly, they were with Norwegian ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Raiatea

Cabin Type: Balcony

1 Helpful Vote


Good cruise, terrible room

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Keith63

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Had such a good experience with NCL on our Hawaii cruise we thought we would book for New England with them. Called NCL and booked through their agent. We had two issues with NCL booking: 1. Booked an extra day for sight seeing for the plane tickets. When we got the tickets the flight back was out of Montreal, not Quebec where the cruise ends. I called customer service and was told "they don't ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Raiatea

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony

1 Helpful Vote


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