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Norwegian Gem Review

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Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe
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10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Sep 2022
Cabin: Mid-Ship Balcony

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Third time cruising the Greek Islands for me, so I was familiar with majority of ports. The embarkation process was so quick, they were even offering cold drinks and snacks in the line waiting. We arrived at the dock 12.05, was onboard getting a drink by 12.35 and our cabins were ready by 12.45. The food in the buffet was incredible. We have never seen so much choice, and the quality was excellent. They had themed nights in the evening buffers too, which made us eat there for the Asian night. Delicious tempting things to try, some spicy and just being able to have a spoonful to try was great. We also ate in speciality dining a few nights, the Bistro, La Cucina and Cagneys steakhouse twice. They were great meals but the food was also so good in the MDR and buffet. The entertainment of themed nights each night was great, the cruise director was often seen prancing around making himself seen, we have had him in previous cruises with NCL and he’s always fun. The Caribbean band were excellent, during the day out by the pool and at night in one of the bars/lounges. The second band onboard also very good. We didn’t really enjoy the guy in the atrium on guitar or the girl on the piano so instead went where the bands were playing. The washy washy happy happy team at entrance to the buffet were their usual happy self and also the welcome back to the ship with loud music, cold drinks, cold towels and dancing staff is always such a fun and welcome back after a long day out. Our cabin was kept beautiful and clean by our lovely steward, always with a big smile. Slightly outdated in decor, but spotlessly clean carpets and curtains unlike some other ships we’ve been on. Always good to see the swimming fish along the corridors to find your way around. Can’t wait to be back onboard another NCL ship.

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Mid-Ship Balcony

Cabin was spacious, clean and soap, shampoo and shower gel all supplied on wall dispensers in the bathroom. We had a double sofa bed, plus a pull down bed from the ceiling.

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