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New York (Manhattan) to the Southern Caribbean Norwegian Gem Cruise Reviews

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Great cruse but for the fact ***Unruly teenagers
"Cleanliness was great but ship’s layout and design was hard for me to navigate, had to go down floors to get to the elevators to go to the thermal suite.Nice trip but I---- Will NOT go out of NY in Feb due to the Unruly teenagers The Ship (Gem) got into NY late, so embarkation was delayed...."Read More
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Great cruse but for the fact ***Unruly teenagers

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LJRat
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Nice trip but I---- Will NOT go out of NY in Feb due to the Unruly teenagers The Ship (Gem) got into NY late, so embarkation was delayed. Perhaps a text would have help .I wouldn’t have gone to the pear to stand in line for 2+hr! Cleanliness was great but ship’s layout and design was hard for me to navigate, had to go down floors to get to the elevators to go to the thermal suite. In the front of ...
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Sail Date: January 2022


Ship itself was good, medical treatment was a BIG RIPOFF $1,750.00

Review for Norwegian Gem to Caribbean - Southern

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dtmurphy
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

My husband and I love to cruise. We chose this cruise because it leaves out of NY and gets us away from the cold for a while. Embarkation went well. Meals in the restaurants were very good. My husband had a problem with one of his meals in the main dining room and we were given a bottle of house wine for our troubles. Housekeeping service was excellent with Renaldo being the best housekeeper ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Obstructed Oceanview


my cruise

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seabourndt
10+ Cruises

It was such a good price with no single supplement so booked it straightaway. PRE CRUISE. I booked the flights but as it was very late could only get a good price with flying to GENEVA and staying overnight then another flight next morning to NEW YORK. Got into NEW YORK around 1200 and went to HOSTEL and checked in. Went to the CRUISE PORT and got there in time to see NCL ESCAPE leave. Then ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Inside


Awful- never again

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Menada1115
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

We were on a 12 day cruise. Food was completely terrible. Itinerary activities were awful....we literally walked around bored. My daughter was very excited to join the kids club. She went twice...again, no activities at all. Freestyle play is plenty. Service was pretty terrible around the ship. Restaurant dining took no less than 1.5 hrs and up to 2.5 hrs. Restaurants close at certain ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled with children


Overall, found the staff, entertainment, and food exceeded expectations.

Review for Norwegian Gem to Caribbean - Southern

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fan1965
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We had a wonderful cruise made so especially by the activities staff and the Webb Band and overall smiling faces of the staff. We chose this cruise because it was going to islands we had yet to visit. When we cruise, we dance, attend every show in the main theater, and try to take part in as many activity events as we can. So these are most important to us. The activity staff was wonderful and ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


Could’ve Been Better

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Mujergitana
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

It was ok, nothing espectacular. I’ve been to 8 Cruises with different cruise lines and have not been disappointed, especially with Carnival, I’ve had a Fantastic time!!! In the Norwegian Gem, we had problems with the stateroom: toilet not working, hot water not running, we got a sailaway balcony vs a nice regular balcony we paid for an extra $600. And we had to deal with of all these for 12 ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Family Balcony


Food in the French Resteraunt

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windycite
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We like Norwegian and it works with the schedule we have. Have been on the Gem before but feel she needs a refurbishing. Carpets were worn in many areas - the transition of caret from stairs to next level was deceiving, had to be really careful did not miss the step and fall. It was obvious that our cabin had a problem since over my bed the ceiling was black and had some of the ceiling material ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window


Was it ever a gem?

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Gerthebear
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Have spent about 75 days on 8 cruises with 5 cruise lines. This was by far the worst in our experience. Food: Went to the Brazilian steak house Moderno and would only recommend the pineapple and beef ribs. I had the crazy idea they would serve steak from Brazil. Thank God we ate at a specialty restaurant early on as the buffet was better and didn't charge. I lost 4 pounds in 4 ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Family Balcony


Disappointing

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Greenleaf7
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

This was my 3rd solo cruise on the Gem, and the worst experience by far. The cleanliness and maintenance of the ship has deteriorated a lot since the first time I sailed; there are far fewer crew members on board, so much so that it can take 2 hours to get through dinner in the main dining rooms. Food arrived cold quite frequently; the entertainment was poor compared to other cruises. I ...
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Sail Date: November 2018


Best first time cruise

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CJA77
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

This was my first cruise ever. It was a 12 day cruise which was great in my opinion. I went with a group of friends, we were in our 40s to 50s age group, along with my friend's parents in their 70s. We all enjoyed the ship. There was plenty to do on the ship if you like taking a relaxing walk, getting some sun, or spending time along or with people. The food in the buffet and main dining ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


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