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Norwegian Gem Review

4.0 / 5.0
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2508 reviews
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Awful- never again

Review for Norwegian Gem to the Southern Caribbean
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2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Nov 2018
Cabin: Balcony
Traveled with children

We were on a 12 day cruise. Food was completely terrible. Itinerary activities were awful....we literally walked around bored. My daughter was very excited to join the kids club. She went twice...again, no activities at all. Freestyle play is plenty.

Service was pretty terrible around the ship. Restaurant dining took no less than 1.5 hrs and up to 2.5 hrs. Restaurants close at certain times and we walked around with no food choices except a very small buffet.....I mean burger and salad, that's it.

Norwegian nickel and dimes you. It's better to pay a little more up front and know what is covered than to go on a cruise and be nickel and dimed to death.

Cabin Review


Cabin BB

Cabin was fine....normal space for a cruise ship.

Port Reviews

New York (Manhattan)

Port was good...easy process

San Juan

Saw a lot of San Juan. Was nice!

St. Maarten



We walked to a local beach! Taxi drivers were very annoying, trying to pressure you. But we walked and it was fabulous!

St. Lucia

Took a speed boat-saw the beautiful island and the Pitons. Went zip lining and spent time at Anse Chastanet beach. It was fabulous and we had a wonderful time!!!


We walked and shopped!

St. Kitts (Port Zante)

Our ship docked at a cargo port...we had to pay $8 per person to get to the regular shopping port. Very frustrating. But totally Norwegian's fault.

Once in port- shopping was awesome! We took a city bus up to Brimstone Fortress. The views were amazing!!!

St. Thomas

We were only in St. Thomas for a few hours. We ate at The Tap & Still....best burger we ever ate!!!

Shopping at Port was awesome!

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