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Norwegian Gem Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Amazing times

Norwegian Gem Cruise Review by Dext3

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Feb 2020
  • Destination: the Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Obstructed Oceanview

Wow. First time on the Gem. I was impressed by how attentive the entire staff was. From the executive officers (who were ALWAYS approachable) all the way down the line, everyone made us feel welcomed.

The Cruise Director (and staff) were fun, funny and totally involved with the passengers.

The stage shows were excellent. We went to Blazing Boots and Get Down Tonight, both were high energy and very enjoyable.

The comedian (Frank Thomaston??) had us laughing so hard we could barely breath!

Specialty Dining was Top notch. From Cagney's and Moderno to LaCasina the food and service was exceptional.

The buffet was very good for a buffet, finding high end items available thru out the cruise(prosciutto ham, civiche style seafood salad, smoked salmon, etc...). Meals in Grand Pacific were elegant and a complete reminder of what cruising is all about.

The selection of ports and excursions was good. Personally didn't care for a couple of the excursions we selected, but we learn for next time.

Over all, this was an amazing 2 week escape from reality that was long overdue.

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Cabin Review

Obstructed Oceanview

Nice cabin with plenty of storage space. It was an obstructed view, but the amount of natural light coming thru the 2 windows was great.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

San Juan

Just walked around. Went to the fort, Umbrella Street and back to the pier. Had fun and enjoyed our time there.

The dolphin experience was great, but then they try WAY overcharging for pictures

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Not worth the price. Live and learn

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Catamaran Sail

Best excursion of the trip!!

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