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Norwegian Gem Cruise Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
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Where was the captain?
"2) We were supposed to leave NY at 4 pm; we were informed that, due to heavy traffic on the Hudson, we were delayed; I am a ships captain myself (who sailed on the Hudson several times!Even after arrival in NY, we just got an impersonal message : on behalf of the captain, we say boodbye and bla bla bla......"Read More
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Good...Bad...and Ugly

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Newsman13
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The good…virtually any cruise is enjoyable. this was no exception. the ports we visited were wonderful. the crew added positive vibes to our adventure. every one was cheerful and friendly. a couple of bartenders, anna and salvador deserve particular mention. our room steward, darryl was also first rate. The bad…ok, the food wasn’t bad. are golden corral or applebee’s bad? no, but it’s ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


EXCELLENT CRUISE

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - All

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tarden
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Fantastic crew, especially Cindy in the Orchid restaurant went above and beyond for us every time we ate there. Also Emmanuel Waiter lovely man great service and always happy to help, he served us in various places on board but exceptional in Tappanyaki restaurant. The whole crew couldn't do enough for you. The entertainment was outstanding in every department. Would highly recommend cruising ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window


Transatlantic to Portugal, Spain, France, & Italy

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - All

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sabre635
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Planning on a vacation for more than two years, roommate wanted to go on a transatlantic cruise instead of Caribbean to knock things off her bucket list. Was in a Club Balcony Suite, which was nice but lacking in power or USB ports near the bed. Leaving NYC was easy, but after three or four days at sea, the Atlantic Ocean in April can be a little rough, so 15-20 ft seas and 40-50 kt winds can ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


Cruise from Hell

Review for Norwegian Gem to Caribbean - Eastern

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Jeannie565
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Our cruise was originally booked for 2020 Leaving from Miami to San Miguel, Lisbon and 3 stops in Spain and then flying home to Boston. Because of the pandemic this did not take place. We were told in November 2021 that we had to choose a cruise by December 2021 or loose trip and money. We decided to go out of New York harbor into Caribbean with stop in Dominica Republic, St Thomas, St Maarten ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


Our Cruise restart

Review for Norwegian Gem to Bermuda

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Bella13.5
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We decided to book a cruise late minute and found 5 day NCL Gem to Bermuda. Despite of the stress in dealing with the Bermuda travel authority we boarded the ship as normal. We expected a long process to board being our first cruise since the restart but it was quick. The Gem is a smaller ship so everything was close and convenient. The live bands were great especially Natural Mystic in the Magnum ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony


Thieves who keep your taxes and port charges!

Review for Norwegian Gem to Caribbean - Eastern

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Cruiser_411
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We all understand during Covid and the resuming of cruising again that you have to be flexible with the itinerary changes. We all sign and agree in the fine print under terms and conditions that the cruise lines has the right to change itinerary at will. I have status with both NCL and Royal Caribbean and have been on dozens of cruises. On my most recent cruise in March 2022 on the Gem, two ...
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Sail Date: March 2022

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


Not happy

Review for Norwegian Gem to Caribbean - Eastern

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flgrandma1
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

I choose this cruise because I wanted to go to the 5 islands they offered. But my disappointment started 2 months before when they changed 3 of the islands, the 3 that I was looking forward to because they were the ones I hadn’t visited. Well then after 3 hours in line before we got on the ship, they canceled another island. One that they replace in the beginning. No reason or offer for the ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


Getaway during Pandemic

Review for Norwegian Gem to Caribbean - Eastern

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Iamitos
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

I was very reluctant to cruise considering the ongoing pandemic. When I got the invitation from NCL that they are now open for sailing, I was reluctant for my health and the probability of being exposed to Covid. I am a NCL Latitude Member.I have sailed on several occasions to different places, not to mention, in different Norwegian cruise ships. The one factor that convinced me to go ,was my ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Garden Villa


Cruising is BACK!

Review for Norwegian Gem to Caribbean - Eastern

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Nicolemac
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

The start of our cruise was extremely easy. We all tested at the pier which was well organized. Only about 30 people in a group. Once your test is negative you get to check in for your cruise. Took about 1hour for everything. No more Muster drill. You have to watch a video and once on board you fine your muster station and they sign you off. Very easy. The ship was only at 730 capacity. We ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


Once in a lifetime

Review for Norwegian Gem to Caribbean - Eastern

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Tugchef
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Sailing in a time of Covid is risky and requires patience, open mindedness and a sense of humor. Ports come and go, the weather is throwing curves and you have to just lay back and go with the flow. The ship sailed with about 25% of normal passenger load. (for some reason on the sea days you still cannot get a chair poolside). There are more crew than cruizers, and the dining rooms are ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


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