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Norwegian Gem Review

4.0 / 5.0
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2493 reviews
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Great cruise, glad to be back.

Review for Norwegian Gem to the Western Caribbean
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hunter954
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Sep 2021
Cabin: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony

Norwegian did a great job with the pre-cruise COVID testing. Glad they stuck it out and insisted 100% of crew and passengers be vaccinated, would not have sailed any other cruise line at this time. THANK YOU NORWEGIAN.

The cruise was great. I was amazed at the condition of the ship. She looked like she just left the shipyard. Beautifully maintained, not a scratch on her. You can immediately tell once you board she underwent a major refurbishment. All of the spaces were refined and updated. The staff were great and genuinely happy to see passengers again.

The food was amazing in all the dinning venues. The entertainment was great. Not sure how long we will be able to sail at 50% occupancy but it was fantastic. No lines or large crowds anywhere. It was nice to once again sail a smaller ship. So many greats places to have a drink, dine, swim, and just relax. I'd sail her again tomorrow if I could.

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Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony

The Club Balcony (mini-suite) was beautiful and large. Very comfortable.

Unfortunately the AC was not working for the cabins in our area. The temperature was always medium to warm, never cold or even cool. Maintenance tried to fix but still did not work. We could have moved but did not want to pack up. Also our cabin was under the pool area so noisy at night when the two outdoor parties were held. We took it all in stride.

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