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Norwegian Gem Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Great Post Pandemic Cruise

Review for Norwegian Gem to the Western Caribbean
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ToyEz
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Aug 2021
Cabin: Balcony
Overtaking the Pirate Ship in Cozumel.

New terminal is gorgeous and check in , with 100% testing went quickly and smoothly. The crew from the Captain on down seemed really happy to be back at sea. The crew staff were all very helpful in attending to your needs. The buffet was "self serve" and it seemed to be business as usual. No special "pandemic conditions" after we got underway. The only exceptions were the crew were masked and the ship was at about 60% capacity, which may have contributed to the ease of embarking, disembarking and access to any of the events/shows, etc.

To avoid storm Grace, we ported in Belize City rather than Costa Maya, but not being interested in getting off anywhere but Cozumel, we weren't disappointed. The sailing may have been a little rough (slight movement, if you were paying attention), but nothing that was sliding plates or glasses off the table as I have seen traversing the English Channel under normal conditions.

It was a great time and we can't for the NCL Escape (back to back) at Christmas,

Cabin Review

Balcony

Cabin was as expected from previous sailings on NCL. The bathroom seemed a bit cramped, but adequate. No improvements made during shut down which was disappointing. (No USB's by the desk or bedside. No "towel animals" was not a negative feature, the cabin attendants were great and responded to all requests.

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