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Canada & New England Norwegian Gem Canada & New England Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Gem
Canada & New England
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97 Canada & New England Norwegian Gem Canada & New England Cruise Reviews


Weinbob avatar

Weinbob

4 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Boston to Quebec B2B Early September

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I was attracted to the Boston departure in early September 2019, I wrongly thought we would enjoy more pool time and sun - instead we dodged hurricane Dorian and missed Bar Harbor and Halifax on our first leg. ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Melinda Brasher

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Fall Leaves were Great

The fall leaves were gorgeous. The weather was too cold to enjoy the outdoor areas very much. I think in the future I might choose an itinerary with fewer ports, as we exhausted ourselves with port after port. ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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chankahon

4 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary and production cast, other aspects so-so

Took the Canada/New England cruise with a last-minute solo offer and was my second cruise on NCL. Overall it was great value, but food and service were not as good as the Norway cruise on NCL Star two years ago. ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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LouNe16

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A Unique Experience

We stumbled on this cruise while checking out Latitudes offers. I was hesitant but my wife had never been out East so this would check quite a few boxes for her and I had 2 or 3 places I would be willing to go see. ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Edwy

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A Gem of a Cruise

We had taken many cruises on the Disney Cruise Line but we hadn't tried any other lines or taken a northern cruise and this one did not disappoint. We did Halifax, St. John, Boston, New Port, and New York City. The ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Kathi H

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Scenery

I traveled with my husband and my mom. We stayed in a 2 bedroom Haven villa. The room was beautiful. The Haven pool area was beautiful. Made, was the Valet in the pool area. He was wonderful. Great service and ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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MkeCruzn

5 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Ideal fall colors cruise itinerary and ship

First off, this was our first cruise on NCL and we enjoyed it very much. Many things felt much more relaxed than recent experiences on RCCL. The ship was mid-size by current standards, and it felt about right to us. ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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bruceharper

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Random (or Sailing with the B Team)

We picked this cruise for the destination and ports and because we like the smaller ships (we did a trans-Atlantic on the Epic in the spring and can now say we were on the Epic -- too big and too odd of a ship). ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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chevy62

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

An interesting cruise in Canada

The Canadian Cruise was the first for us in that area and was a great experience. The trip was set up by a local cruise club and every detail was handled by our tour guide including excursions and travel. We opted ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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gpt2005

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

NY to Quebec in October

The visits to Nova Scotia, Prince Edwards Island, St John, Halifax and Quebec made this a very worthwhile cruise. The good; The ship was in excellent shape, the crew wan very friendly, accommodating and very ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Leone Beck

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. Loved all the ports of call. Each stop had very interesting excursions of places to see. The trips into the countryside were especially beautiful - driving the Cabot ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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TravelFan3

2 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Lovely cruise on the Gem but tender process very slow and disorganized

We chose the Gem because it had exactly the itinerary we were looking for at a reasonable price and we were not disappointed. The ship is well cared for and clean, the staff, for the most part, are helpful and ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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melnick

6 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

A very nice cruise to Canada and Maine

My husband and I are in our 40's and cruise a lot. We have cruised Princess (which is our favorite), Holland America, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Azamara and have been on the Norwegian Getaway twice. We go to the ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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SRBuffalo158

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Getaway

After going on many cruises down to the Caribbean, my husband and I thought going up north would be a good change. We had been on the Gem 2 times prior and really like the size of this ship. It was nice to go ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Bobbie Ford

2 Reviews Written

Great Itinerary

Joined my son and his family. They chose the Gem for the itinerary, which did not disappoint. However, after sailing on the Getaway and Escape, we found onboard activities lacking. The Atrium has too small a space ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Midwood1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Best part of cruise

First cruise. New experience to share with partner. The excursions were the best part for me, and seeing the New York skyline and sharing views with fellow guests. Loved Canada and Bar Harbor. Unfortunately it ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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mamameghan14

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Living the Platinum life!

EMBARCATION We have taken over 20 cruises, most on NCL, some on Carnival. This is our second time on the Gem, 1st Platinum cruise out of Manhattan. Traffic was a bear getting into the port Saturday morning- we ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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heavyoiler

6 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Canada and New England in early June.

We picked this cruise because once in a while we want to go North, rather than South, and Norwegian is our favorite cruise line. We come from New York City and don't have to travel to board either of the NCL ships ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Paws for thought

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

New England/Canada review from a UK couple

Thought I would write about our experience as I found the cruise critic forum so useful when researching this cruise. Will try to keep it fairly brief with points good and bad. Embarkation was extremely smooth. ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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robinhatcher

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Great trip - great ship -

The upgrades were fabulous - beverage package, speciality dining, shipboard credits, and excursion credits. What a value. The ship is quite nice - great layout - super entertainment, wonderful suites, nicest staff ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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nadsta

1 Review Written

Good overall

We chose the cruise for the itinerary - eastern Canada including Halifax, Quebec City, Corner Brook and Sidney. The ports were excellent, but the last port, Sidney, had to be cancelled because of rough weather and ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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theoz

7 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Canadian Cruise

We chose this cruise because it was staying overnight in Quebec and was stopping in Newfoundland. A few days before leaving, we learned that our time in Quebec would be shortened; instead of arriving at 1:00, we ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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parrottfam

6 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

10 night Canada Cruise out of NYC

This was our 1st cruise out of NYC, but our 36th cruise and 9th on NCL. First time on the Gem, but have been on all her sister ships. We drove and spent the night before the cruise at a Hampton Inn in Ridgefield ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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tat000

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

A good cruise. Not spectacular, but good.

We sailed on Oct 21, returning on Oct 31. Overall, it was enjoyable and relaxing experience. As expected, the staff was great. The entertainment, the food, the facilities were all quite satisfying. ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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stankramer46

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Storm at Sea

It was so hot in September in New Jersey we wanted to get away to somewhere cooler! This cruise seemed to be a terrific way to do that and, in general, was. Life on board has improved quite a bit since our last ...
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Sail Date October 2017


Norwegian Gem Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04
Dining4.03.7
Entertainment4.53.9
Public Rooms3.54.1
Fitness Recreation3.53.9
Family4.03.6
Enrichment3.03.4
Service5.04.1
Value For Money5.03.7
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