Norwegian Gem Cruise Review by pinkyfox
- Sail Date: January 2019
- Destination: Panama Canal & Central America
- Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony
We are still not fans of the open seating but the service was very good and we enjoyed the meals. The Buffet was great with lots of variety but seating was an issue at times. There are many places to eat other than the dining room. We ate in 2 of the speciality restaurants having one tough steak and one melt in your mouth steak. There was a huge delicious cake on the buffet that you helped yourself to. The icing was delicious and changed flavors every day.
Embarkation was great, no wait and the precruise hotel was very nice. Transportation to and from the pier was fine. Disembarkation was on the slow side but there was a delay at customs. Our luggage was easily located and intact. Upon arrival my huband's luggage was not delivered or located until the next day. Someone had broken the handle and the tags fell off, NCL did have it repaired within one day.
We have been doing a lot of River Cruises to avoid the crowds on the Ocean Liners but this cruise turned out to be very enjoyable. I would not hesitate going on this ship again.
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