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Just returned this morning from a one night voyage and was never so happy to be home. Nutshell of this 24 hour trip is as follows: check-in was lengthy and very confusing; state rooms would not be ready for 2 hours and so the line to check your bag was about 100 deep on the ship (only 2 men tagging suitcases); lunch in the main dining room was good but the portions very small (big eaters should go to the buffet where 90% of the guests so there is a lot of pushing, shoving and NO available tables to sit so people where standing withe their plates of food). I did not eat there so I have no comment; no internet in your room have to pay; constant overhead loud speakers telling people what to do and where to go (this went on most of the trip except for about 8 hours in the evening); the theatre group at 7:00 PM were entertaining and enjoyable; dinner in one of the "speciality" dining rooms for an additional cost of $20 per person was horrible. They ran out of food by 8:30 PM; 7:00 AM the House Keeping crew arrives and all heck breaks loose. Loud voices, carts going up and down the hall and a meeting of the group right, smack in front of my stateroom door. After 15 minutes of this I swung open my door and told about 15 employees to be quiet. Yep....this really worked ....not!; Went to the dining room and although the loud speakers are screaming for you to disembark our breakfast took 32 minutes to arrive and then we had to rush eating to get off by 10 AM. Getting off the boat was the same as getting on (read the above). Never again with Norwegian.

Cruise to Nowhere = Cruise of Disappointment !

Norwegian Gem Cruise Review by lynnlooo

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2013
  • Destination: Nowhere
Just returned this morning from a one night voyage and was never so happy to be home. Nutshell of this 24 hour trip is as follows: check-in was lengthy and very confusing; state rooms would not be ready for 2 hours and so the line to check your bag was about 100 deep on the ship (only 2 men tagging suitcases); lunch in the main dining room was good but the portions very small (big eaters should go to the buffet where 90% of the guests so there is a lot of pushing, shoving and NO available tables to sit so people where standing withe their plates of food). I did not eat there so I have no comment; no internet in your room have to pay; constant overhead loud speakers telling people what to do and where to go (this went on most of the trip except for about 8 hours in the evening); the theatre group at 7:00 PM were entertaining and enjoyable; dinner in one of the "speciality" dining rooms for an additional cost of $20 per person was horrible. They ran out of food by 8:30 PM; 7:00 AM the House Keeping crew arrives and all heck breaks loose. Loud voices, carts going up and down the hall and a meeting of the group right, smack in front of my stateroom door. After 15 minutes of this I swung open my door and told about 15 employees to be quiet. Yep....this really worked ....not!; Went to the dining room and although the loud speakers are screaming for you to disembark our breakfast took 32 minutes to arrive and then we had to rush eating to get off by 10 AM. Getting off the boat was the same as getting on (read the above). Never again with Norwegian.
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