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We cruised on the Gem this past week(12/26-1/3) and overall were not disappointed. Pros: We breezed through registration and embarkation with ease. The pink princess had a great time at the kids crew program;she met a lot of great kids there. We spent time hanging out with fellow passengers shooting the breeze,playing bingo and trying the restaurants. Made it to all but Cagney's & Le Bistro, didn't have a bad meal. Tepanyaki was a blast. New Years Eve on the Pool Deck was off the hook. Cabin stewards were very attentive. Cons The coffee in the buffet was far better than in the restaurants. Couldn't add a passenger to our cabin 5 days before cruise due to homeland security,or so the NCL cruise consultant said. No more chocolate at turn down

Pink princess on the high seas,redux

Norwegian Gem Cruise Review by scavenger928

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2009
  • Destination: Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside
We cruised on the Gem this past week(12/26-1/3) and overall were not disappointed.
Pros:
We breezed through registration and embarkation with ease.
The pink princess had a great time at the kids crew program;she met a lot of great kids there.
We spent time hanging out with fellow passengers shooting the breeze,playing bingo and trying the restaurants. Made it to all but Cagney's & Le Bistro, didn't have a bad meal. Tepanyaki was a blast.
New Years Eve on the Pool Deck was off the hook.
Cabin stewards were very attentive.
Cons
The coffee in the buffet was far better than in the restaurants.
Couldn't add a passenger to our cabin 5 days before cruise due to homeland security,or so the NCL cruise consultant said.
No more chocolate at turn down
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Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Inside
Cabin IA 111XX
We were on deck 11 aft,kind of noisy in the afternoon when people were playing sports on 13.
Deck 11 Inside Cabins, Suite Cabins

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