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"OVERVIEW I usually cruise on luxury lines like Seabourn (SB), either solo or with DH, but a cruise I had booked got cancelled short notice. I was in cruise withdrawal and determined to use the time off I had..."Read More
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Very good, except for the entertainment and on-board activities

Review for Norwegian Gem to Caribbean - All

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Tropical79

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

My wife and I have cruised before, but this was our first time on Norwegian. The ship was very clean and the service overall was very good (wait staff and room steward). We were pleased with our cabin (an interior stateroom). The food was better than we expected (given the many negative reviews we had previously read about the food). We especially enjoyed the fish entrees on the dinner menu, and ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Raiatea

Cabin Type: Inside

10 Helpful Votes


NCL needs to update cruising

Review for Norwegian Gem to Caribbean - All

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000

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

I love to cruise, have always gone on NCL, they leave out of Boston, which is great, but my complaints are always the same: cabins too small, bad poop odor in halls. Breakfast ends too early, all day breakfast not available. Music, singers, theater shows, MC's, games, singers, DJ's, and band around pool, way TOO LOUD!!! It drove us out of many activities. Movies in atrium would have been fun ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Raiatea

Cabin Type: Balcony

2 Helpful Votes


14 Day Norwegian Gem-Boston to Carribean

Review for Norwegian Gem to Caribbean - All

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emmacairn

10+ Cruises

Age 110s

This was a solo cruise for me. The second day on the ship the solos got together with Patrick from the Cruise Staff leading the meeting. It was nice to look forward to having dinner and company in the main dining room each evening. The food was good, not great. The service was fair. Long waits for food to arrive, inexperienced wait staff. I joined the spa for the whole cruise. It gave access ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Raiatea

Cabin Type: Inside

2 Helpful Votes


Immigration Nightmare

Review for Norwegian Gem to Caribbean - All

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vacationbuddy

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

The first 10 days were pretty good. Weather was great till the end. Left in the rain and returned with rain. The ship needs some maintenance and definitely all was not working correctly. Some passengers were relocated due to a unusual odor in room that caused headaches. Our cabin was kept clean and well stocked with towels Most crew members were very personable however there were some ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Raiatea

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window

3 Helpful Votes


Not Our Best Royal Caribbean Experience

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Bermuda

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Cruizin4781

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

BACKGROUND- We are Crown&Anchor Emerald. We have sailed on a variety of RCCL ships...big, small and in between. THE KEY— Excellent! Embarkation was so easy; lunch in the MDR was delicious; our carryon bags were placed in the closet while we were at lunch; expedited debark upon arrival in Bermuda; internet was slow but a nice-to-have benefit; reserved seats in Theater a definite plus; ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Raiatea

Cabin Type: Ocean View

5 Helpful Votes


First time cruising on NCL not totally impressed

Review for Norwegian Gem to Canada & New England

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TGlonek

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Received as a free cruise from Hard Rock in Biloxi. I was excited about receiving the free cruise off as it was the first time I was going to be going on NCL. I had heard a lot of good remarks from previous cruisers. My experience had good and bad reviews. Not real sure I like the freestyle concept. If you do not want to wait for 30-45 mins for a table if you go anytime after 6pm, make sure ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Raiatea

Cabin Type: Oceanview Picture Window


Disappointment of the Seas

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Bermuda

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jackyfromwyk

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

1. Very speedy embarkation process in Boston. We arrived at about 1:15 pm and curbside to cabin was less than 15 minutes. 2. Cabin was ready and clean but looked "worn/used". Cabin steward Jacob was wonderful. 3. Itinerary was changed due to hurricane/tropical storm Jerry. While we appreciate RCI adding a day in Portland and shortening our stay in Bermuda to keep everyone safe and ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Raiatea

3 Helpful Votes


Following Hurricane Dorian

Review for Norwegian Gem to Canada & New England

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Riley8911

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this ship because of the dates and the ports it was supposed to visit. As it turns out, Hurricane Dorian was coming towards the New England and Canadian coasts. We had to go to Portland, Maine rather than Bar Harbor and then they skipped Halifax altogether due to the port being closed. The next 2 stops, at Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island - both areas had been ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Raiatea

Cabin Type: Balcony


Good Food and Excellent Service did not make up for many issues

Review for Zuiderdam to Canada & New England

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TickChick

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We selected the 12-day Canadian Maritimes cruise for the itinerary; the Zuiderdam was the only ship that offered it. We found the food quite good, and the cabin, dining, wine staff, and dining captain service excellent. We had a Verandah stateroom on Deck 6, and it was large-with lots of storage and a huge bathroom with soaking tub and double sinks. Our balcony was large, though we were not able ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Raiatea

4 Helpful Votes


Disappointing

Review for Zuiderdam to Canada & New England

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rrobo

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

We have traveled with Holland America for many years...have been on the zuiderdam three years ago and was very happy. We picked the Canadian cruise from Boston to Quebec City because of going to New Foundland. Even though we got to the pier at one o'clock ,the embarkation took over two hours, because the Coast Guard had a inspection. We were in a veranda cabin, it was very nice, except the ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Raiatea

2 Helpful Votes


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