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titanraven
Member Since 2008
1 review
50 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
4 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
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
texastennis
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
100 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The purpose of the cruise was to relax and rejuvenate, so this review does not include any information about entertainment, the casino, excursions, or anything related to children. This was a special mother/daughter/birthday cruise, and ... Read more
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Gershep
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
1,382 forum post
3 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
43 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
Mike D.
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
30 forum posts
4 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
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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
MalervyC
Member Since 2004
7 reviews
343 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Hi All! We were on the Gem the week before Memorial Day. The following is my review of the Gem and our experience: Travel from PA to NY with no issues; parking coupon still works and saved us $70 - whoo hoo!! Check in was a breeze ... Read more
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Mike A
Member Since 2000
1 review
380 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My wife and I along with 2 couples had a great time on the May 20th – 27th sailing of the Norwegian Gem. Embarkation was a breeze. We arrived at terminal at 10:45 after parking car on roof (yes the 25% coupon still works). We ... Read more
Cinderellie
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
702 forum posts
3 helpful votes
OVERVIEW We chose this cruise because we live in NJ and PA and were bringing our entire blended family of 20-somethings for their first cruise to avoid airfare, sailing out of New York. (6 of 8 were first timers.) We are usually ... Read more
AWC75
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
My girlfriend did for the following reasons; ease of entry being in NYC, Length of cruise and destinations, introduce me to cruising, reviews of the Gem. Trip was great, weather was okay overall, staff was great, restaurants; Italian, ... Read more
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Smiler70
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
8 forum posts
Sailed May 2017
We chose this cruise because of the itenarary. Neither my friend nor I had visited New York before so we had 2 nights there pre cruise. Having been on the Spirit round the Mediterranean last year our expectations were high. The Gem was a ... Read more
USAussie
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Chose this cruise as it departed out of NYC so no flying was needed. Hell's Kitchen had a street food fair on as we made our way to the Cruise Terminal from Penn Station which made for an interesting walk. Pretty much everything was ... Read more
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JCWJR271
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
First time on Norwegian after so many friends had suggested we try it, Not again. Ship is nice. Balcony rooms seem small as well as the bathroom in the room being divided made it feel small like a closet. My room was clean but at ... Read more
catatellez1995
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
First time ever on a cruise, decided to go on this short 3 day trip to Bahamas with my boyfriend and all I can say is WOW. Beautiful cruise ship from the outside and in the inside. Excellent food, excellent service, awesome entertainment ... Read more
speedreid
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
The trip was to Cuba, a chance to see it now that it has been opened up and before it becomes Cancun. Cuba was amazing, the journey, not so much. NCL was once a standard the other cruise lines in that class need to rise to. Now they ... Read more
Bobrunner
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
92 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
First the NCL Gem is the perfect size ship for a beginner or a seasoned cruiser. At all times we felt that the cruise ship staff where always there to attend to any needs we had and where proactive to making sure we where having a good ... Read more
Busmonkey
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
My wife and I sailed on the Gem for the first time ever. My Overall, the experience was great. We explore all 3 stops along the way, with the Great Stirrup Cay, being the best stop. The embarkation process was smooth, as well as the ... Read more
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