We disembarked 2 weeks ago today on 10.03.21. I wrote another review from our 1st cruise on NCL Gem after we disembarked on 09.05.2021. It was such a wonderful ship and cruise that I have to write another review. We did the Western AGAIN.
We've sailed on NCL Sky, Escape, Epic and 2 times on Gem since our kids bought us our 1st sailing as a Christmas gift on Sky in 2017. I believe we are addicted. We've never sailed with another cruise line and we are in no hurry to switch. We know the food is PHENOMENOL because everyone has told us that it's hard to beat NCL's food selection & quality, I'm in my early 50's and my Husband is in his late 50's and the quality of food is important to us, we do not want fried or fast food, the suckling pig laid out in the buffet was a site to see, yummy too. The Buffet is HUGE, there was prime rib in the buffet twice and cooked Medium Rare or you could ask for a Medium Cut. The complimentary food was just fine and plenty to eat, from the buffet to the sit down restaurants, the food was always good and has flavor.
The Swing show was AMAZING, the last time on the ship Swing wasn't running, so it was wonderful to see even more Broadway Entertainment, We watched Blazing Boots again, which I accidently called Kinky Boots in my last review, it was even better the 2nd time. Duo a second time, which is not to be missed, the Deal or No Deal, the Not So Newlywed Game and even the guy teaching juggling in the Spinnaker Lounge was fun. Live entertainment is all around the ship too, the bands are GREAT!
Both of our Cabins were on Deck 10 midship, just a few doors down on the Starboard side of the ship, the last cabin's we had were on the port side, both sides were nice. The cabins were clean, though we don't ask for much, we are easy. Our room stewards were wonderful. James and Joseph. BRAVO to them