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Norwegian Gem Review

4.0 / 5.0
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2491 reviews
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Nice Ship and Amenities But Rough Boarding Procedure in San Juan

Review for Norwegian Gem to the Caribbean
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Public Rooms
Fitness & Recreation

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Sail Date: Dec 2016
Cabin: Inside

We needed to get to NY from Florida and I saw this 1 way cruise from San Juan to NY. We got a cheap flight to San Juan and we showed up during our scheduled time to board, There were very long lines in the hot sun. We eventually boarded and loved the ship. It has nice public areas and even dressed up the ship for Christmas. I wish that there was a public laundromat on the ship and the internet package was not as nice as Carnival provides. The food was good but not outstanding. The ice cream in the buffet area is outstanding. Our cabin, while small, was organized well and we rarely felt cramped and with 4 port days, we didn't spend a whole lot of time in the cabin. On sea days, the Norwegian staff provided us with such recreational activities as trivia games. I feel that this cruise was a very good value.

Cabin Review


Cabin IF

Small cabin with the bed facing sideways. It was a good use of space and we only felt cramped when 1 of us was in the bathroom, closet area and wanted to get into the bed area.

Port Reviews

St. Thomas

We went to Megan's Bay and got there by taxi.


We took a ferry to Virgin Gorda and then a cab to the Baths.

St. Maarten

We took the ferry to town and walked around shopping.

St. Kitts (Port Zante)

We went to Cockleshell beach by taxi.

San Juan

We stayed at the Caribe Hilton

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