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Norwegian Gem Cruise Reviews for Entertainment Cruises to Canada & New England

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Gem
Canada & New England
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

6

Very Good

8

Average

4

Poor

2

Terrible

5

Cruise type

Family Cruises

65

Romantic Cruises

38

Senior Cruises

33

Entertainment Cruises

25

Cruises for the Disabled

14

25 Norwegian Gem Cruise Reviews for Entertainment Cruises to Canada & New England


Granma2002 avatar

Granma2002

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Married couple

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I wanted to see Canada during colorful Fall weather and I was NOT disappointed. Love that we have graduated to suite category now. Butler and Concierge are really nice touches. Was not as impressed with Teppanyaki ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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fdjksj

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

STAY AWAY FROM NORWEGIAN CRUISELINE

I have been on 5 cruises previously with 4 different cruiselines (including Disney, Princess, and Royal Carribean). My experience on Norwegian Gem was by far the worst. 1. The stateroom is poorly designed, with ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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hantanesian

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Do not celebrate your special occasions here!

When I made the reservation for my friend and I and our husbands, I mentioned to NCL agent that we are celebrating my 44 year anniversary. Big year right? Who can say that these days! The agent told me they will ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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carol1064

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointing

We chose this cruise secondary to the itinerary. The cabin was quite small compared to other NCL ships we have been on. Our steward did not turn down our bed three nights out of seven and did not receive our usual ...
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Sail Date October 2018


Konig85331 avatar

Konig85331

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Too small, too cheaply done, terrible, terrible!

This ship went to the towns that I wanted to visit and ended up in Quebec City, Canada, which was important to me. The rooms were itty-bitty. The bath had doors to toilet, etc. but no more than 1/2 of a ...
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Sail Date September 2018


melnick avatar

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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DIDISEVEN

11 Reviews Written

53 Helpful Votes

Everything went RIGHT!

I like this ship because I live in Toronto and its only an hours flight to New York where it is based. I have been on the Gem and both its sister ships before and have come to appreciate the smaller size. I have ...
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Sail Date October 2017


judgarangle avatar

judgarangle

1 Review Written

Outstanding cruise with NCL

My wife wanted to take a cruise with different stops in Canada. Checking in was slow needed more windows open seem to have more employees walking around behind the employees waiting on guests.Shore excurions in ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Juniper13

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Absolutely Wonderful!

The Cruise was wonderful and relaxing. The staff was friendly and helpful. The entertainment was great. We love Second City, but all the show were great. They had some really talented entertainer onboard. The ship ...
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Sail Date October 2017


Kessey04 avatar

Kessey04

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Never Again

We chose this cruise because my friend uses a wheelchair and assumed, after many calls, that the answers she received would be accurate. They were not, so much was not accessible to her. Our handicapped ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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CUontheC

10 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Had a Wonderful Time!

Both Embarkation and Disembarkation were easy peasy. The ship is great...easy to get around. Elevators were a little full on some of the days. We had a balcony cabin and it is not very big. Wet had enough ...
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Sail Date September 2017


Stimey avatar

Stimey

1 Review Written

New England/Canada

It's one we enjoyed in the past and hate to say it but, NO CHILDREN. It's one of the area we really enjoy seeing. We enjoy going to weather is better suited to the elderly and not as hot and humid as say the ...
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Sail Date September 2017


Opihi avatar

Opihi

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Cruising New England

NCL has always been good to us. No exceptions this time around. We expected the same great experience and got it. We had an inside cabin, small but cozy. Had a great time enjoying all the venues. Did the ...
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Sail Date September 2017


Elizabeth164 avatar

Elizabeth164

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A Gem of a Cruise

Love the casualness of Norweigen cruises and the ease with which they handle passengers, eve on the larger ships, whereas friends who have had experiences on other lines find that they are not as efficient in ...
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Sail Date September 2017


ally7777 avatar

ally7777

1 Review Written

At Best, Lazy Service

This was a "casino at seas" reward cruise. embarkation took over 1 hour. When we got to the desk it went well. Dining service for early dining was slow and careless. We felt as if we were a bother by being ...
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Sail Date September 2017


Gymrat327 avatar

Gymrat327

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Overall good experience

We decided on this cruise because it was going to the ports we wanted to see. We were delayed leaving NYC but they said it was because of delayed shipments arriving due to the hurricane down south. It actually ended ...
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Sail Date September 2017


Bitterman avatar

Bitterman

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Cruise to Canada & New England

We chose this cruise as we have never cruised "north" and have never been to Canada. It is a good mix of ports with some beautiful sights to see. Embarkation: We got through security quickly and right online to ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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FL-Cruzer

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

NCL Gem great Jewel class ship...New England/Canada ok ports of call

My wife and I are Platinum Latitudes members. Most of our cruises have been with NCL. First time on the Gem, a very clean and well run ship. Boarding and disembark from NYC needs some attention. We enjoyed 5 ...
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Sail Date June 2017


mhamdag1 avatar

mhamdag1

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Love Norwegian!

We love the included packages like unlimited adult beverages and so on. That is what initially made me try it plus good reviews. The Gem is smaller and the cruise was a lot more expensive than Caribbean ones but ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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mikemouser

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Nice for a smaller ship but a couple of issues

Let me start by saying the theater shows and second city were absolutely great. They were lively and the singers and dancers were fantastic, The was our second NCL cruise. We went on the Breakaway a couple years ...
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Sail Date June 2017


iDamira avatar

iDamira

1 Review Written

Good memories, it was a great journey.

It was our first cruise and we loved it! We really happy we chose the Norwegian Gem. Even though this time of the year there aren't too many young people cruising, we were able to meet some young people and party ...
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Sail Date October 2016


wiseman avatar

wiseman

2 Reviews Written

We loved Quebec even in a light rain. Sugar Shack was a great evening

Love NCL Gem and received great value for our cruse. All aboard were very friendly and helpful to make our cruse a great time. The entertainment was well planned and preformed with precision. The bars were great ...
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Sail Date October 2017


caveman1948 avatar

caveman1948

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Small details

I recently took a cruise on NCL Gem, this was our 5th cruise with NCL and 38th cruise overall. This was their New England/Canada cruise dated Sept 8th. No complains regarding the "actual crew" however there were ...
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Sail Date September 2018


Betzseb avatar

Betzseb

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The people you are with make your trip something special

Great value I had a great time and would definitely do it again. The ports were well chosen, just the time at the ports could be longer. It was sometimes a little bit rushy. The food onboard is great, a ...
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Sail Date September 2019


jeeptrick avatar

jeeptrick

1 Review Written

2019 Atlantic Canada

Fall in New England by cruise was a bucket list item. Really enjoyed spending time in Quebec City before the trip started. Processing for boarding was going well until we all got stuck in a line outside as small ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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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