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3,118 Norwegian Bahamas Cruise Reviews
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Petel809
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
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
Sailed four weeks ago
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
2 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
2 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
2 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
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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
1 helpful vote
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
stellarsm
Member Since 2017
1 review
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
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
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darienill
Member Since 2006
15 reviews
1,455 forum post
3 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
titanraven
Member Since 2008
1 review
48 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The main reason I picked the cruise was that by booking a suite, we will be Platinum Latitude Rewards on our Nov 2017 Panama Canal cruise. Not sure why it is important to me but it is, so I did some checking to see if we could make the ... Read more
lnj1107
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
The way in which people rave about NCL, I expected more..... We wanted to give NCL a try as friends had good experiences on other NCL cruises that left NYC. We had been to two of the three stops before so we opted for this getaway to ... Read more
ecab081
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was my first cruise experience and it turned out to be a great one. The staff, food, drinks, and activities on-board were really good. There is always something to do daily. Also if you didn't want to do anything there where quiet ... Read more
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lizmarrero66
Member Since 2017
1 review
It was a last minute thing and we had never cruised with NCL before so we decided to give it a try. The service was excellent. The food was great. I have a wheat allergy and they were able to accommodate meal options for me. I am very ... Read more
Gershep
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
1,370 forum post
2 helpful votes
My husband and I along with our two sons, ages 27 and 22 cruised on the Gem, May 27 to June 3, 2017. We have done this itinerary to Florida and the Bahamas before. We are not thrilled with this itinerary but we love sailing on the Gem. ... Read more
lailing45
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
I recently sailed the Gem from New York to the Bahamas for 7 days. Price per person was actually great at only $499 per person, after tax and the mandatory gratuity total came out to roughly $1,600 for two people. This was my first cruise ... Read more
lzorat
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
First time on the Norwegian line and everything was great. Food and crew good service and took care of me as a single solo traveler. First time with the special dining in different restaurants was excellent. Lots of entertainment for ... Read more
reyval
Member Since 2014
1 review
42 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Chose this cruise due to the fact that I didn't have to fly. Embarkation was a nightmare. I arrived at noon and it took one hour to get on the ship. This was the longest amount of time I've waited to board a ship and I have done numerous ... Read more
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Mike D.
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
18 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We flew cross country from San Jose, CA to NYC mostly for the experience of sailing from New York. I had not been to Grand Stirrup Cay or Port Canaveral and had more exploring to do in Nassau. Prices in New York, this time of year, have ... Read more
sheilalarsen
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We chose this cruise lines because we are Wyndham owners and it was given to us. We did upgrade to balcony and we were so happy we did. To sit on your own balcony and take in the beauty was great. Watched the tv show that had Karen about ... Read more
jdl2
Member Since 2002
2 reviews
157 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Our goal of this cruise was to get a taste of Cuba which it really did. We rented a private old car the first day which was an awesome experience and we recommend. The second day. Rum and Cigar excursion. I would like to caution future ... Read more
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mjcatlvr
Member Since 2014
6 reviews
99 forum posts
29 helpful votes
So glad to have cruised on NCL Sky to Cuba and Great Stirrup Cay this past week. Embarkation was a breeze. Arrived at port at 11:00 and was on the ship "lunching" in Crossings by 11:20 (amazing). Paid NCL for our Cuban Visas that ... Read more
Alvarezhendrik
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Unfavorable: To much money for a weekend. Be aware of onboard credits(they don't honor in the ship). Be aware of double charge in mini bar. Rooms not clean and ready, I find separate beds when we got in to the cabin, I had to ... Read more
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