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Norwegian Gem Review

4.0 / 5.0
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2461 reviews
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Boston to Quebec B2B Early September

Review for Norwegian Gem to Canada & New England
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6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Public Rooms
Fitness & Recreation

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Sail Date: Sep 2019
Cabin: Obstructed Oceanview

I was attracted to the Boston departure in early September 2019, I wrongly thought we would enjoy more pool time and sun - instead we dodged hurricane Dorian and missed Bar Harbor and Halifax on our first leg.

The service was outstanding, the ship was easy to navigate, and public areas and activities were never crowded. The late show in the theater was never more than 2/3 full so you could show up last minute and get a great seat.

Guests were older than other NCL cruises I have taken, with average age approx. 70. The itinerary was not as exotic and kids were back in school, so maybe half dozen kids onboard, few if any Europeans or Asian tourists, 80% US and 20% Canadian.

Cabin Review

Obstructed Oceanview

Cabin OK

Avoid this room. Employee service door is directly outside door. Slams from 4:30 AM until 10:30pm - plus employees greet and chat outside room. Cabin was great otherwise. Obstructed view not too bad.

Port Reviews


Went to maritime museum, nice harbor to walk around

Sydney (Nova Scotia)

Easy to walk 3 miles each way to diverging tidal bridge. Worth the effort

Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island)

Snooze - nice small port

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