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Norwegian Gem Review

4.0 / 5.0
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2491 reviews
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Third time...not quite a charm

Review for Norwegian Gem to the Caribbean
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Sail Date: Dec 2016
Cabin: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony

This was my 3rd time on the Gem. I love the size of this ship. There are usually no lines or crowds like on the larger class ships.

- The itinerary was really intriguing. Very port-heavy, we left out of San Juan at 9pm and hit 5 islands in 6 days: Barbados, Martinique, St. Kitts (all new ports to me), St. Maarten & St. Thomas.

- Embarkation went well, but only after standing in line outside for almost an hour. I had selected to arrive between 11:00-11:30 during my online check-in, but I guess they weren't quite ready for us to actually check in then.

Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony

Cabin MA

Being situated below Spash Academy & the Video Arcade, I could hear kids screaming, running, pounding the floors, jumping, racing all day, every day from 9am to 10:30pm. I could actually hear the counselors screaming for the kids to get louder. I honestly couldn't hear my TV. I wasn't in the cabin all the time with all the islands and activities, but when I came back from the ports every afternoon, I wanted to relax and unwind... but it was impossible. If I wanted to read or relax, I had to wear earplugs. If you have any desire to have a bit of rest & relaxation, DO NOT BOOK CABIN # 11580!!! If you have loud kids or don't mind loud kids, or you're hard of hearing, by all means, book it! There is TONS of storage and it's very close to the mid-ship stairs. It is a lovely cabin, physically.

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