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Norwegian Gem Review

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Review for Norwegian Gem to the Panama Canal & Central America
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2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jan 2019
Cabin: Oceanview Picture Window

My goal in life is to see as much of the world before I leave this good earth so I choose this cruise because it went to South America a place i've never been and stopped at 11 different ports which would have cost me a fortune had I taken these trips individually, one cruise 11 different countries; We also went thru the Panama Canal which was just place i heard and read about and wonder what that looks like, I was lucky to have experience it, it was awesome. While we were at sea going from one country to the next the ship did not disappoint they kept us quite entertained with lots of food, games, seminars, swimming, the spa, the Casino and first class live stage performances, thank you Norwegian Gem I really enjoyed myself. My state room was lovely with a king size bed and the service was impeccable, after 18 days of having being catered to I am still trying to get back to normal now that I am home. I traveled by my self because most of my friends were not able to get away for such a long period of time but I never felt alone the staff and the other guests were all very friendly and I felt very comfortable, can't wait for my next cruise.

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Oceanview Picture Window

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I got brave by the time I got to Nicaragua so I found a lady interpreter and cab driver who took me on a personal tour of the city, visited the beach, one of the volcanoes and took lots of pictures bought souvenirs including the national rum of Nicaragua.

Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)

Booked an excursion on the ship for a Safari drive thru which was very educational saw animals that I see on TV but never saw in person such as a hipos, jiraffes, emmus pythons lions and several others not to mention the beautiful flowers all around even down the highway just like in New York.

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