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Very enjoyable experience. Cruise staff were excellent in all areas. Food in main dining rooms and buffet were not-so-good compared to previous cruises on NCL, some as recent as 8-months ago; bones in fish dishes; tough gristle in NY Steak. Prime Rib last night on cruise was best food during the cruise. We dined Grand Pacific and Magenta dining rooms and had four nights speacialty dining. Buffet stations were mostly repetitious delivery of same dishes. Moderno and Cagney's were excellent and served tastey food! Teppanaki was good food and entertaining! Entertainment by entertainers and production staff were excellent! Shore excursions were mostly very, very good; we had eight shore excursions and seven were outstanding; only Costa Rica tour (Discover Costa Rica) was poorly delivered by tour-company, in-part due to docking at port taking 70-minutes or so, the tour bus left late; the tour guide did not know answers to many basic questions asked; was alotted only 15 minutes at a large botanical garden and a planned stop was skipped. The ship looked very good but looking closely, the ship did show some signs of wear-and-tear. The lounges and Stardust theater seats were very comfortable. The passage thru the Panama Canal was narated and went smoothly; used the old canal locks, not new locks. Everything else about the cruise was excellent! We did not want to disembark in NY City; we really enjoyed the cruise. Thank you NCL!!!

19 NIGHT Panama Canal Cruise

Norwegian Gem Cruise Review by PDXTraveler

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Very enjoyable experience. Cruise staff were excellent in all areas. Food in main dining rooms and buffet were not-so-good compared to previous cruises on NCL, some as recent as 8-months ago; bones in fish dishes; tough gristle in NY Steak. Prime Rib last night on cruise was best food during the cruise. We dined Grand Pacific and Magenta dining rooms and had four nights speacialty dining. Buffet stations were mostly repetitious delivery of same dishes. Moderno and Cagney's were excellent and served tastey food! Teppanaki was good food and entertaining! Entertainment by entertainers and production staff were excellent! Shore excursions were mostly very, very good; we had eight shore excursions and seven were outstanding; only Costa Rica tour (Discover Costa Rica) was poorly delivered by tour-company, in-part due to docking at port taking 70-minutes or so, the tour bus left late; the tour guide did not know answers to many basic questions asked; was alotted only 15 minutes at a large botanical garden and a planned stop was skipped. The ship looked very good but looking closely, the ship did show some signs of wear-and-tear. The lounges and Stardust theater seats were very comfortable. The passage thru the Panama Canal was narated and went smoothly; used the old canal locks, not new locks. Everything else about the cruise was excellent! We did not want to disembark in NY City; we really enjoyed the cruise. Thank you NCL!!!
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Cabin O1 5582
Cabin location was excellent! Cabin was cozy for the two of us for 19 nights. Cabin attendant was excellent! Very helpful!
Deck 5 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins