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Norwegian Gem Review

4.0 / 5.0
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2493 reviews
9 Awards

Horrible Experience

Review for Norwegian Gem to Canada & New England
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10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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Public Rooms
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Sail Date: Oct 2019
Cabin: Obstructed Oceanview

The ship was very compartmentalized. No large open area atrium to enjoy.

The food was absolutely horrible. We have traveled NCL and other cruise lines in the past and have never experienced such a bad experience related to the food. Buffet was the same things every day with little variety. The main complimentary dining rooms were bland and like warm. By the time we realized the food issue, the pay for dining reservations were booked. Everyone we talked to had the same experience.

Getting off the ship at ports was slow, unorganized and disappointing.

Cabin Review

Obstructed Oceanview

Do NOT choose stateroom 8570. This obstructed view cabin has NO view, just light coming in. Additionally, the lifeboat outside the room is used for tendering. Each day at a tender port, it is a rude noisy awakening and good luck resting after a long day at the port.

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