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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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A very memorable cruise

Norwegian Gem Cruise Review by A2B1

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Apr 2010
  • Destination: Transatlantic
  • Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony

The overall trip was a real blast transatlantic plus Greece.I had bred having some medical problems looking forward to this trip kept me going.the ship is just as good looking as a year ago when we went on the 10 day Caribbean cruise.because of the longer trip we went with the mini suite Which is only marginally larger but the bathrooms were livable. The Trip from NY was very smooth considering the Stories of the fall ta.we started by booking tours with nil.in Lisbon my wife had been looking forward to Fatima.we were told to be at the assembly for 9:15 it was a half hour before we were called and forced to wait in a very stifling hallway .when we got to the front it turned out the employees line of those on shore leave were holding us up.next the was a race in the town that diverted us.next the tour guide decided to take us to tourist trap for one hour.when we got to the shrine she informed that only30 minutes were left for what the trip was about.the others on different buses had at least 1 1/2 hours.When we complained they gave 15 percent off.when we pointed out this was not acceptable and if they did not do better we would cancel the Greek tours they naturally did nothing for us. The tour people want sell and take no responsibility for there actions.when we got to Mekinos I had wanted to to go to Delos but the white caps convinced us of the folly.Naturally the scheduled tour took place.The level of discomfort of those inboard was severe.the care of customers not on there list. Last year there were self service laundry.this year none.last year the specialty restaurants had special price days this year none.we don't remember no free entertainment chanells on tv. The food to me was mostly ok to good. in three weeks we went to several restaurants several times Keeping in mind if you did not like it order 2 others .And if you did order them anyway.the deserts could be improved.the help at the meal seemed always helpful happy and willing to go extra including at the free dinning. At the end in Venice it was a fine mess.the pileup leaving wilt luggage was not controlled.we left at 9:15 there bus showed up at 10:15.we get to the airport for there booked flight at 11:00 and find Out there are no agents untill12: so every one is in one huge line. One last thing several passengers had asked if there would be duplicate bridge on board.they were assured yes.I ended up being that person at no pay.

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Cabin Review

Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony
Cabin MA 11100

Well placed with easy access to stern or center ship.far enough away from entrance to be quiet.good view side and aft.

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The arrival was much too late really enjoy. Did not get assure until after 5:00 .still very nice.

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