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Norwegian Gem Cruise Reviews for Fitness Cruises to Canada & New England from New York (Manhattan)

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Gem
Canada & New England
New York (Manhattan)

Traveler rating

Excellent

86

Very Good

90

Average

57

Poor

27

Terrible

8

Cruise type

Family Cruises

270

Cruises for the Disabled

270

Fitness Cruises

270

270 Norwegian Gem Cruise Reviews for Fitness Cruises to Canada & New England from New York (Manhattan)


girltalks avatar

girltalks

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

No, No, No to Norwegian!

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My travel companions and I (we were a group of 4 in two cabins/ 2 people in each cabin) chose this cruise for the itinerary, price and the fact that we had never before sailed on Norwegian and wanted an opportunity ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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hantanesian

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Do not celebrate your special occasions here!

When I made the reservation for my friend and I and our husbands, I mentioned to NCL agent that we are celebrating my 44 year anniversary. Big year right? Who can say that these days! The agent told me they will ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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accorl

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Terrible Food!

I chose this cruise for it's itinerary, and because I'd heard and read only positive reviews. While the cabin, cabin steward and ports of call were all great, those aspects of the cruise were overshadowed by the bad ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Edwy

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A Gem of a Cruise

We had taken many cruises on the Disney Cruise Line but we hadn't tried any other lines or taken a northern cruise and this one did not disappoint. We did Halifax, St. John, Boston, New Port, and New York City. The ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Kathi H

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Scenery

I traveled with my husband and my mom. We stayed in a 2 bedroom Haven villa. The room was beautiful. The Haven pool area was beautiful. Made, was the Valet in the pool area. He was wonderful. Great service and ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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bucu1963

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

New England and Canada

We chose this cruise because of the dates and destination. Cruised over 30 times but this was our first time on NCL. Not impressed at all and found them to be sub par compared to other cruise lines. Entertainment is ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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MkeCruzn

5 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Ideal fall colors cruise itinerary and ship

First off, this was our first cruise on NCL and we enjoyed it very much. Many things felt much more relaxed than recent experiences on RCCL. The ship was mid-size by current standards, and it felt about right to us. ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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bruceharper

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Random (or Sailing with the B Team)

We picked this cruise for the destination and ports and because we like the smaller ships (we did a trans-Atlantic on the Epic in the spring and can now say we were on the Epic -- too big and too odd of a ship). ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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carol1064

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointing

We chose this cruise secondary to the itinerary. The cabin was quite small compared to other NCL ships we have been on. Our steward did not turn down our bed three nights out of seven and did not receive our usual ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Honey2708

1 Review Written

Disappointing compared to Royal Caribbean

We did the New England/Canada cruise to see something different. Loved loved loved the ports we visited. As to Norweigan, staff was wonderful. Food- disappointing. Buffet was ok, but the freestyle dining ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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gpt2005

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

NY to Quebec in October

The visits to Nova Scotia, Prince Edwards Island, St John, Halifax and Quebec made this a very worthwhile cruise. The good; The ship was in excellent shape, the crew wan very friendly, accommodating and very ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Leone Beck

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. Loved all the ports of call. Each stop had very interesting excursions of places to see. The trips into the countryside were especially beautiful - driving the Cabot ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Chorel

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Truly an Average Cruise. For me, in 1 word, underwhelming.

We took this cruise because of a very attractive, bargain basement, clearance fare on the cruise. We cruise regularly, but this would be our first time with Norwegian. While initially impressed by the ease of ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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TravelFan3

2 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Lovely cruise on the Gem but tender process very slow and disorganized

We chose the Gem because it had exactly the itinerary we were looking for at a reasonable price and we were not disappointed. The ship is well cared for and clean, the staff, for the most part, are helpful and ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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bjsandy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fall cruise

The ship needs updating especially the stardust theatre- seats uncomfortable - steps terrible and many people almost fell or tripped and this cruise because of the time of year was full of seniors who had trouble ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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FromTheVerandah

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Freestyle may be your style, or maybe not

Norwegian Gem, like all other Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) ships in the fleet, espouses what it calls "Freestyle Cruising." This means that there are no set dining times, and you may dine in either of the two free ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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jules528

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nothing too bad, but rather dull ship and itinerary

The cruise to Canada and New England was considered a "distinctive voyage". It was okay, but there are a lot of caveats. It's not like Norwegian had anything disastrous happen on this cruise (and I hate people who ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Chippewa74

6 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Not bad but not great

We chose the cruise because we had a Norwegian deposit to use and because we really wanted to visit this area. This was my first time on Norwegian having sailed with Princess and Holland America in the past. All ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Winters in NZ

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

An Enjoyable Time

We chose this cruise because it was Canada-New England, which we have done previously, with a few different itineraries on 3 various cruise lines, HAL, NCL and about 10 years ago, Costa. So we have seen many of ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Konig85331

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Too small, too cheaply done, terrible, terrible!

This ship went to the towns that I wanted to visit and ended up in Quebec City, Canada, which was important to me. The rooms were itty-bitty. The bath had doors to toilet, etc. but no more than 1/2 of a ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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flyin

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good Room, Great Entertainment, Subpar Food

This cruise was given to us by our children for our 40th Anniversary. As they say "Don't look a gift horse in the mouth" :) As such, it was a wonderful trip, and NCL have very nice personnel. Still, this being ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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melnick

6 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

A very nice cruise to Canada and Maine

My husband and I are in our 40's and cruise a lot. We have cruised Princess (which is our favorite), Holland America, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Azamara and have been on the Norwegian Getaway twice. We go to the ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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SRBuffalo158

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Getaway

After going on many cruises down to the Caribbean, my husband and I thought going up north would be a good change. We had been on the Gem 2 times prior and really like the size of this ship. It was nice to go ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Bobbie Ford

2 Reviews Written

Great Itinerary

Joined my son and his family. They chose the Gem for the itinerary, which did not disappoint. However, after sailing on the Getaway and Escape, we found onboard activities lacking. The Atrium has too small a space ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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dquags

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Second time on boat, definite decline since first time!

We chose this cruise because there were 12 people in my family (with 2 elderly parents) who wanted a vacation without flying or driving 10+ hours. My husband and I were on the same ship, same itinerary three years ...
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Sail Date June 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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