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Norwegian Gem Review

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Transatlantic and Greek Isles Odyssey

Review for Norwegian Gem to Transatlantic
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KateDen
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Apr 2010
Cabin: Penthouse with Large Balcony

We approached this long cruise with great anticipation. We are people who can spend days just hanging out and amusing ourselves and yet love to explore new places. With that in mind, we felt that the combination of a Transatlantic and a Greek Isle B2B cruise would be a perfect adventure for us. And for the most part it was.

For some background, we cruised on NCL twice before and have also cruised on RCCL, Disney and Princess. We have also traveled extensively on land trips. We are both retired and are enjoying life.

For this cruise, we were a part of a large and active Cruise Critic group. The people we met and shared meals and adventures with were the best and made the trip wonderful. We met our fellow cruise mates at sail away parties planned by one of our members. We had a great Meet and Greet (well, actually two) that included visits and presentations from Captain Mikael Hilden and seven other top officers. It was a pleasure to have them attend our gatherings. We had also arranged for two group dinners on the TA and one on the Greek Isles portion. For these events we were given a quiet side room in the Grand Pacific dining room so we felt we were in our own private restaurant. The room was set up with tables for four and six, so we could actually have conversations with our new friends. They were all wonderful experiences and we had the chance to get to know our fellow cruisers.

Cabin Review

Penthouse with Large Balcony

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Great HC room. Lots of storage space and away from the crowds. The aft balcony was narrow, but had nice seating and no wind. Bathroom is typical accessible with one large space on one level with no lip for shower. No bathtub or fancy fixtures. Large flat screen TV. No dining table.

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