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We chose this cruise because it left from NY and we decided we would alleviate the stress and not have to worry about flying. The shows were very good and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. We had a nice size cabin, but the TV in the cabin was so small it reminded us of a computer monitor -- a small one. More often than not during breakfast and lunch, the buffet had a nice variety of food, but the hot food was not hot. During the beach break (Private Island) -- the food was also cold. They have got to figure out a better system. When food that is supposed to be hot is not hot... it is most frustrating, as I am sure all will agree. The drinks are way to expensive. One cocktail after all the taxes, service charges, tips and whatever else they tack on is $14.13...and probably not for top shelf! Will we do NCL again? Perhaps -- but not anytime soon.

Cruise was OK - NCL is trying

Norwegian Gem Cruise Review by Lovetocruise4321

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2018
  • Destination: Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony
We chose this cruise because it left from NY and we decided we would alleviate the stress and not have to worry about flying.

The shows were very good and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. We had a nice size cabin, but the TV in the cabin was so small it reminded us of a computer monitor -- a small one.

More often than not during breakfast and lunch, the buffet had a nice variety of food, but the hot food was not hot. During the beach break (Private Island) -- the food was also cold. They have got to figure out a better system. When food that is supposed to be hot is not hot... it is most frustrating, as I am sure all will agree.

The drinks are way to expensive. One cocktail after all the taxes, service charges, tips and whatever else they tack on is $14.13...and probably not for top shelf!

Will we do NCL again? Perhaps -- but not anytime soon.
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Mini-Suite with Balcony
Cabin MB
Spacious and very nice.
Deck 11 Inside Cabins, Suite Cabins