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3,139 Norwegian Bahamas Cruise Reviews
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juliano0510
Member Since 2017
1 review
Left from NYC for Cape Canaveral & Bahamas on 8/5. 1. WIFI - since this is where my biggest complaint was figured I would put it at the top... the WIFI package is a complete ripoff. I know I should put my phone down for a ... Read more
BBCoach12
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We decided to book this cruise as our anniversary vacation. The fact that it was "Open Bar" didn't hurt either. Before we left, i read reviews from past passengers and was worried based on what was written. However, it wasn't ... Read more
aventurera35
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise as it was the best fit for our schedule dates off, budget and itinerary. I had absolutely no idea what to expect, but throughout it all was definitely impressed and pleased and would definitely cruise again and ... Read more
Hersheymom
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This is our 5 th cruise on NCL Gem and I can't wait to go again. This cruise line is awesome and the Gem is fantastic. The selection of speciality restaurants is great and the food is excellent. The free style dining is our favorite way to ... Read more
LLCoolDoc
Member Since 2013
1 review
93 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Loved the Gem! We were looking for a relaxing cruise after our daughter's wedding....this was the perfect fit. Embarkation was easy and we were aboard quickly. The entire staff was friendly and accommodating, always had excellent service. ... Read more
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DSD
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
My husband and I were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary as well as a special birthday and decided to celebrate by bringing our family on a cruise. We chose the Gem because of its itinerary. We were very pleased with the ship. It ... Read more
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rescue911
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
Went with other families. Embarkation was average. Disembarkation was terrible. Put handi-capped person in the longest line to get to customs desk. Had to complain to get sent to right line. Very long lines and only 3 terminals open. Food ... Read more
c.zayas411
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
This was my first time cruising along with my boyfriend and so we didn't want to pick a long cruise and we liked that the entire cruise was open bar. The buffet wasn't that great, but to be honest, that's how I feel about most buffets. ... Read more
Dwilli
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
52 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
My husband and I have cruised on the Dawn to Bermuda for the last three years and thought we'd try something different. We chose going to the Bahamas on the Gem for this year. We flew into Newark airport from Boston on a 6:40am flight. ... Read more
rahimmel1
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
This cruise leaves from New York City...I live in Pennsylvania so no flying! I took my husband, our daughter, our son, his wife and our two grandsons. The mini-suites were not as large as on a Princess ship but we did not spend much ... Read more
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Gilmone
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
I do a family & friends cruise every Year. They were never on the Gem and wanted to do this cruise. I have been on the Gem 3 times before. I have always had very good experiences on the Gem. However, this time was different. The ... Read more
nitesiren
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of past experience on the Breakaway. The Gem is a smaller and older vessel, but we did not feel rushed or had to stand in long lines for the buffet, main dining rooms, bars, etc. We traveled with with kids ... Read more
navymom77
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
We always cruise Norwegian. My only issue was the shore excursions. I didn't care for the Stirrup Cay shore excursion. People were leaving dirty plates everywhere and the birds were circling around pecking at plates left on tables. ... Read more
Petel809
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
I have been on several different ships, and for me the GEM is my favorite so far. Sailed on the GEM twice already and will be sailing on her again this September. I couldn't say anything bad about this ship, the service staff, ... Read more
MB12
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
Kids Camp - only open at certain times - check in and pick up were disorganized and took a while - evening hours started at exact same time as show (poor planning) - child enjoyed activities / on prior cruise much more flexibility ... Read more
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MKMNYC
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We will strongly consider Norwegian for our next cruise. Here's why... Flexible dining was great. Specialty dining options were excellent, especially Cagney's. O'Sheahan's Irish Pub was great -- open 24 hours! Leaving from our home ... Read more
Flamingo15
Member Since 2016
4 reviews
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
In a nutshell, this cruise has got it down to a science, it's as easy as checking into a hotel for a great long weekend. We flew into Ft. Lauderdale the night before sailing, stayed at an airport hotel and then the next morning took MJS ... Read more
LECCITYMAN
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
6 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Chose this cruise for the 2 day stop in Havana. Must have been a beautiful place at one time. 40% of structures unsalvageable , 2 collapse each day . 60+ years of communism has taken its toll on a onetime gem. Average wage $18-25 per ... Read more
Laura09
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed June 2017
We had a great time on the Norwegian Gem (June 17th-24th, 2017). We have only taken one other cruise before (last year on RCCL's Anthem of the Seas) so weren't sure if NCL would be able to top it. NCL certainly beat it in price although ... Read more
smithr7
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
1st Family member got sick the night before, not able to make the trip, awaiting to see if insurance I took out will cover it. 2nd My room was over the theatre so I had to be subjected to rehearsals during the afternoon and 2 shows in the ... Read more
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stellarsm
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Caught a great deal for last-minute getaway and couldn't pass it up. The ships magnificent features in relation to its name are something most people probably didn't pay attention to but I found particularly fascinating and appreciated. ... Read more
CPSS
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
We wanted a cruise out of NYC so we would not have to waste a couple of days with airport hassle. We recently were on Anthem of the Seas and found it too "modern" and too crowded. Last year we were on Oasis of the Seas and really ... Read more
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Deb0609
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
I have cruised Carnival before and decided to give Norweigian a try. I liked the idea of "Free style" cruising and found that it was indeed the case on the Gem. The Gem left out of NYC which was extremely convenient for me. ... Read more
darienill
Member Since 2006
15 reviews
1,461 forum post
6 helpful votes
NCL Sky to Cuba Monday June 19 to Friday June 23. 2 over 65 adults. Sunday flight to Miami, Hyatt hotel with shuttle from airport and breakfast. Arrived at pier about 11:00 AM. Monday. Started to rain. Latitudes check in line took ... Read more
rocco55
Member Since 2014
1 review
13 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
A great way to see Havana. One of the few cruises stopping for 2 days. Really a must to get a good feel for Havana. NCL was fine. Cabin very small -we almost always have a couch; this one had room for just one chair (rather worn). ... Read more
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