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Norwegian Gem Review

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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jan 2023

Chose this cruise at last minute because it departed and returned from New York City, no fly for us. Needed a respite from winter. And price was right. This was our first NCL cruise since an ill fated cruise on the NCL Star which blew an engine, modified our itinerary and we received no consideration for ruining our once in a lifetime Southeast Asia cruise.

Boarding was easy, no wait. Luggage delivered in a reasonable time. We have done this itinerary before, in fact several times before, so we basically stayed on the ship, no excursions and just relaxed.

Food in the main dining room where we ate most of our meals was acceptable, not great. Service was excellent. We ate two meals in the specialty restaurants, at Cagney’s and the Italian restaurant, which were complimentary due to our status. They were good. But I would not have paid for them. The bills, if we had been paying, exceeded 100 dollars for the two of us. The food at O’Sheehans and the buffet was good, not great. The Chinese restaurant, where we ate once, was not very good, other than the hot and sour soup and the green tea ice cream.

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