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kimcol47
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We have given Norwegian Cruise Line several tries. Our first experience was with the Gem, we felt it was dirty and run down. Chefs and waiters were rude. The employees seemed to hate their jobs. The second time we heard the Gem had some ... Read more
Hazelnutcns
Member Since 2007
1 review
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our second time cruising with NCL. Our first cruise was on the Spirit many years ago (NY - Cape Canaveral - Nassau - Great Stirrup Cay). We had an amazing time on that cruise and knew if we were to cruise again, it would be with ... Read more
Pilot Fish
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
16 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We are confirmed Celebrity and Royal Carribean cruisers. We have gone on 15 cruises. I booked the cruise because of 2 grand children and the conversion rate of Marriott Destination Points into NCL. We took the cruise concerned with the ... Read more
aventurera35
Member Since 2017
1 review
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
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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
DViola
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
My husband and I (50's) traveled with three other couples. I gave my rating of 5 because we had no issues from start to finish. We chose the Breakaway for ease of leaving from NYC. We hired Lindsey Limousine (CT) to drive us to and from ... Read more
curl88
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
I took my family on the Breakaway in 2013 to the Bahamas, that time was absolutely fabulous, I can honestly say it was as close to perfect as you can get. Because it was so great, I invited my extended family and friends to join me this ... Read more
Karl0321
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
15 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we are frequent NCL cruisers and we like the convenience of leaving from NYC. We live in CT so it is an easy train ride into Grand Central and a mile long taxi ride to the pier. This was our first time on ... Read more
Emilia Gromkoski
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
We have heard many great things about this cruise line from family members and friends so we decided to make it our next vacation being that we have only been on one other cruise before this. Overall, the experience that I had on this ship ... 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
Breezymom
Member Since 2006
1 review
40 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Our first time on the Breakaway was the inaugural sailing in 2013. It was pretty good back then and it still pretty good. The ship is still in beautiful condition, we found all the MDRs well maintained, food adequate, service mostly good. ... Read more
krs10s
Member Since 2008
1 review
20 forum posts
24 helpful votes
Ok, where to begin. First off, if sailing out of NYC- get there early if you want to park at the port- there are plenty of parking garages in the area, but the convenience of parking at the port is worth the extra $$. We saw people ... Read more
Kiki713
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2017
Loved that we were able to cruise out of Manhattan and did not have to fly to the cruise port. Leaving out of NYC on a beautiful summer afternoon with the skyline in the background and passing by Lady Liberty was an awesome experience. ... Read more
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Dis
Member Since 2010
1 review
58 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because the port of call was Bermuda. I had been to Bermuda many years earlier and was anxious to return. The island was fantastic, just as I remembered. Beautiful, safe and friendly. The entertainment was very good ... Read more
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Travelfun54
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
After many cruises on regular sized ships, we wanted to try a big ship. There was a lot to do and the layout was nice in that you didn't have to walk so far. Everything was concentrated on 3 floors mid ship which made getting around ... Read more
bozi2324
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We took the Scandinavia and Russia NCL Breakaway cruise from Copenhagen, Denmark on 9th July 2017. We signed up for the BX Balcony Cabin (which said that BX Room may have a possibility of blocked view from our balcony, such as from the ... Read more
Cathydig
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
I chose this cruise because it was freestyle! I like to stay late on the beaches but other members of my group prefer to eat dinner early. So some nights we ate early and other nights we ate late. I did not care for the mdr menus. And nor ... Read more
tw12
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
my teen daughter and i went on this cruise together. we chose this cruise b/c the family of another teen she met on a NCL cruise 2 years ago was on this ship at the same time. my daughter spent most of the boat time with the teen friends ... Read more
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hotkey
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
12 forum posts
5 helpful votes
It is obviouos Norwegian is cutting corners to save money and they are losing their attention to detail as a resullt, The cabin never had a floor mat. As a result, I slipped once when I stepped out of the shower. The room never had a ... Read more
Chrisdrew1
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
10 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
I originally booked this cruise with Expedia, the fare was much cheaper on Expedia than on NCL. I booked a triple and was told by Expedia it was the last triple room available. After I booked the trip a few hours later the fare dropped ... Read more
mashmish
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We Chose to go on Breakaway to avoid a flight. It was very convenient. Big ship with Too many people. No problems. Things could be much better. Small rooms no pampering whatsoever. Small pool very Crowded. 3 star meals maybe a 4 in ... 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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