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Norwegian Gem Review

4.0 / 5.0
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2505 reviews
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Joannie Madden cruise

Review for Norwegian Gem to Canada & New England
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Shady hollow
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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Sail Date: May 2016
Cabin: Family Inside

We were on the Joannie Madden cruise. First cruise ever. The cruise was great but the Joannie Madden folk & Irish part was the really excellent part. Don't think I will ever do a cruise without the Irish entertainment part. We had numerous venues with top class entertainment while the others played bingo.

The major problem was to choose from the entensive list of entertainment going on at all times. Dancing, singing, music sessions on the high seas is just the ultimate escape and relaxation. Good was great. Drinks expensive was the only down part. They were very expensive but that's not Joannies fault. We all expect to get ripped off when there is s captive audience and that's how it was. Perhaps it's a good thing to prevent us over indulging! Great performers. Great experience and an amazing experience.

Wonderful week. Thanks Joannie

Cabin Review

Family Inside

But tight but we spent very little time there.

Port Reviews

Halifax

Coming from Ireland, there is nothing unusual there. Not worth the cost.

Great Stirrup Cay

First time

Portland (Maine)

Nice town to walk

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