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Norwegian Gem Review

4.0 / 5.0
2,563 reviews

After Covid, we were happy to start cruising again, but...

Review for the Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Norwegian Gem
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jan 2023


We are a couple in our early 70’s who have been on about seven cruises, most with Norwegian, but also with Princess, Celebrity and Royal Caribbean. We had a balcony cabin, Deck 9 midships on the starboard side. We traveled with another couple, also seasoned cruisers. This sailing elevated us to Latitudes Gold status with Norwegian.

We secured what we thought was an excellent price for the cruise with the premium drink package, prepaid gratuities, free 300 minutes of internet, and a $50 credit per tour booked through the ship. We also received an onboard credit from our booking agent, CruCon.

Cabin Review

We were pleased with our cabin overall. It could have used more electrical outlets. The bed was very comfortable except for an annoying zipper used on the mattress pad in the middle to tie the two twin beds together. The pillows were WAY too soft. I prefer a firmer one. Our cabin steward tried his best to find a replacement with limited success.

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