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New York (Manhattan) to the Bahamas Norwegian Gem Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Gem
Bahamas
New York (Manhattan)

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Excellent

300

Very Good

192

Average

127

Poor

63

Terrible

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747 New York (Manhattan) to the Bahamas Norwegian Gem Cruise Reviews


CJA77 avatar

CJA77

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Another good cruise

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This was my second time on the Gem with a group of friends and my mom. It took a while to get on the ship on embarkation day, but that's only because the Bliss was there too. I've only been on the Gem so far, ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Elbrushalya

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

What a disappointment!

We traveled on this Ship about 3 years ago, had free specialty dining and 3rd passenger free, which worked very well, and the entertainment was so good, that we wonted to go back. This time the cruise was so ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Polistena

4 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

8 Night Florida / Bahama out NYC

I chose this cruise because I had to use a weeks vacation before year end and we received a very good price. Overall the cruise and ship was very nice. Cons: Embarkation in NYC was terrible. the lines were ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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PattiT

3 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

What a difference!!

I was really looking forward to escaping the cold. Great Stirrup Cay, sounded wonderful. I had been on the Gem before and loved that I would know my way around. I decided to go cheap on the cabin this time and book ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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cruise4eatsleepfun

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

8 Day NY-Florida-Bahamas

We loved the Gem and had looked forward to returning, unfortunately, this will likely be one of our last Norwegian cruises due to the following: 1. Boarding/embarkation took about 2 to 2.5 hours. Spoke with ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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trumpetfish55

6 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Florida overnight A+

We chose this cruise because it has been many years since we have taken a ‘smaller’ big ship. The Florida overnight was a big draw for us so we could take our time in Orlando. We also were able to see a ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Exchief16

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good Cruise

Had a good time on the Gem. Crew, Food and Service was good. Staff was friendly. NCL has made 2 improvement that I have seen. 1st Very important change, Lifeguard for the children's pool. Parents still need ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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HAILEYROSE

1 Review Written

Ladies vacation

activities and shows we had a great time left from new york checking in was wonderful we have been on many cruises this was the easiest staff was wonderful we saw a show every night one was better than another ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Bluelaceknitter

1 Review Written

First time Great time.

My travel agent suggested it as a good first time cruise to see if we would like to go on a cruise. It was perfect. We chose to leave from New York because we live here and I didn't want to fly. Embarkation was ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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scaaty

10 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Gem to Bahamas

We love, love, love the Gem and her staff and crew, and as usual they did not disappoint us. We are suite travelers (aft penthouse, no Haven on Gem). Having been on the Gem many times for us it was old home week ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Mama Pajama

1 Review Written

A relaxing getaway on the Gem!

Had a wonderfully relaxing vacation on the Gem. Our cabin 9158 balcony was kept immaculately clean by our terrific steward, Victor! We had plenty of room and enjoyed spending time on the balcony during sailaway ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Alamanna1991

1 Review Written

Excellent!!

Service was wonderful! We ate every night with Edel and juicy J !! They were great ! We love Faisal ! He was always sooo helpful with all our questions and the workers on the boat always remember us and asked us ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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LVCruiser65

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Hit & Miss Cruise

Our recent cruise on the Gem was mix of hits and misses. The highlight for us was that we upgraded to a suite. Our cabin was a Aft Penthouse located on Deck 8. I was very nervous about noise from the wake and ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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mcmeander

1 Review Written

7 night Bahamas cruise

I picked Norwegian Cruise Line because it departed from New York City. The embarkation was not easy. It took way too long for a handicapped person to complete the onboarding process even I went through the special ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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JenniferV

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

poor

I choose this cruise because a friend won the trip. We were treated well because we were Casino cruisers, so our embarkment was quick and painless! We ate when we got on the ship at OSheehan's and the food was not ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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drcreamer

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Love NCL but a FEW TWEAKS are IN ORDER

My wife and I cruise at least once a year and the main attraction for us is the ship itself and its entertainment. We do not spend a lot of time in port or on excursions. NCL and Princess are the two cruise lines we ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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teehuge

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Liked the smaller ship

We just sailed on the Norwegian Gem Dec 8-15. We sailed from NYC to Port Canaveral, FL, were supposed to stop at Great Stirrup Cay (their private island) but the sea was too rough, to Nassau, Bahamas and back to ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Ms. Michelle

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

NORWEGIAN GEM

It was November 3rd, 2018 my 1st Norwegian cruise from NewYork City to Florida and 2 islands in the Bahamas. To start the cruise amount dropped before the cruise about $100 before the cruise. I 'led out the form ...
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Sail Date November 2018


kinosh avatar

kinosh

2 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Nice ship, outstanding service, with do's and don't's

Trip Report (with some tips and recommendations) Norwegian Gem, Nov 3-10, 2018, New York City to Florida/Bahamas Our goal was to just “get away.” The destination and cruise line were secondary. We wanted ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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jmundy675

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Family's first, possibly the last, cruise

It was my families 1st cruise. Planned 6+ months in advance and we couldn't wait. We were told all these great things about cruises in general. Our trip began in NY port and it wasn't the bets of days but that's ok. ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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weluv2cruise50

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Mostly good

First time first time cruising with Norwegian Cruise Lines. I must say I was very happily impressed. First the not-so-good stuff. I was traveling with my two sisters, sharing same room, as we have done on ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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taxfree4

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

I tried again but it's not getting better

Went on this cruise on September 1-8, review posted on this site, and decided to get away for a quick vacation and maintain the tan now that the weather is turning. Get to the port and being a Platinum member I go ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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AMYHD2000

1 Review Written

A little let down by the overall experience

We chose to embark in NYC because it was closest to home and fitting our budget. Not realizing that embarking and disembarking turned out to be a nightmare, standing in line for 3-4hours each way. Instructions ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Lovetocruise4321

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruise was OK - NCL is trying

We chose this cruise because it left from NY and we decided we would alleviate the stress and not have to worry about flying. The shows were very good and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. We had a ...
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Sail Date November 2018


theoz avatar

theoz

7 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable, relaxing time

We chose this cruise to celebrate our 50th anniversary and although we have taken 12 cruises, have never been to the Bahamas. One thing I do not understand is why ships port at Port Canaveral. There is nothing to ...
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Sail Date November 2018


Norwegian Gem Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04
Dining4.03.7
Entertainment4.53.9
Public Rooms3.54.1
Fitness Recreation3.53.9
Family4.03.6
Enrichment3.03.4
Service5.04.1
Value For Money5.03.7
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