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Europe Norwegian Gem Europe Cruise Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
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2461 reviews
9 Awards
NCL GEM
thermal suite.
Balcony extremely nice
Cabin 15500 - Deck
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she was a good ship

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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ctaz

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

This was one of our best vacations ever. My wife and I have cruised before, but it was the first time for our daughter. She is 10 years old, and after countless and I mean countless trips to Disney we need a Mickey break. So we booked The Norwegian Gem, we got a fantastic price and my wife hates to fly. So leaving out of New York is easy because we live in South Jersey. Embarkation was so easy, ...
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Sail Date: November 2013

Traveled with children


10 Day NCL GEM Eastern Caribbean Cruise

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Hammer33

6-10 Cruises

We arrived at the Pier at 10:15am, gave our luggage to a porter and walked right through the security gates without a problem, we went through the Latitudes line in 5 minutes,checked in and were sitting in the lounge area at 10:35am waiting for the call to enter the ship..At 12 Noon we were called by numbers we had number 10 and boarded the ship. It was an easy process, no hassle, no worry quick ...
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Sail Date: February 2012

Cabin Type: Aft-Facing Balcony


10 day NCL Gem review out of NY to S. Carribean

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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mills3186

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Just arrived back from 10 day trip on Gem out of NY to southern Caribbean (5 ports). NCL does this cruise 4 times a year. Right up front I will say our last cruise was on Princess and received last minute free upgrade to mini-suite, so hard to compare with inside cabin on this trip. This trip was educational conference so wanted to try and stay within budget with inside cabin, now regret ...
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Sail Date: February 2011

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


Norwegian Gem - A gem of a cruise ship

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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melbloch

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Fatest check-in of any cruise we have been on. Security photo taken at check-in, boarded the ship within about 30 minutes.Staterooms were not yet ready, as advised, but could avail ourselves of the public rooms and lunch. The cabin slightly smaller than others,found the toilet section to be very cramped,even though we are both thin. Service in the main dining room was slow, food not the high ...
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Sail Date: October 2010

Cabin Type: Balcony


True Freestyle, but no Gem

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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CruiseMSC

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Embarkation: No waiting (we arrived about 90 minutes before sailing), very smooth. Quick luggage delivery to the cabin. Ship: Very colorful and kitschy. Nice place is the SPA with splendid views. Comparing to other ships there is no "Atrium" and no real center of the ship. Costs: On NCL you are often reminded to spend on add-ons like speciality restaurants, excursions, items in the ...
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Sail Date: October 2010

Cabin Type: Balcony


Good but Different

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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cruisesarethebest

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We took this 14 day cruise to celebrate our 20th Anniversary and my 60th birthday. While we have sailed on Norwegian many times, this was our first experience on a "jewel" class ship. The Gem is beautiful but the balcony cabins are small compared to the last ship we were on (The Sun) and the bathroom bordered on ridiculous. If you have any physical limitations, I would recommend getting a cabin ...
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Sail Date: October 2010

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


A Wonderful Cruise on the Gem

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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bonniboo1

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We had planned this Cruise for over a year and NCL did not disappoint us. We had spent some time in wonderful Venice. We got near the port and we found out that there was a "secret NCL" bus that would take us directly to the ship. The only markings on the bus was a small handwritten note saying "NCL". Word to the wise-do not overpack-shlepping heavy suitcases on trains, busses & water taxis is not ...
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Sail Date: October 2010

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


Don't understand the complaints........

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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lenflady

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

We just returned from the October 16-23rd sailing of the NCL Gem from Venice. I was somewhat apprehensive given the range of reviews - we decided to "see for ourselves". I'm glad we did! We had a fabulous time! EMBARKATION: We arrived around 2pm. The arrival hall was basically empty so we were checked in and on the ship in 10 minutes flat. The cabin was ready so we didn't have to go to ...
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Sail Date: October 2010

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


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Can't believe they ran out of beer!

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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jessiegg

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We travelled on NCL Gem 2 - 9th October 2010 with another couple. She is a beautiful ship, in tip top condition and absolutely spotless. We had a wonderful week and enjoyed ourselves but there are a number of areas which should be addressed. We really liked the idea of My Time Dining on the Gem, and it was a contributing factor when we booked our trip. However, most of the food served in the ...
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Sail Date: October 2010

Cabin Type: Family Inside


Is the GEM a real gem?

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Annabelle

First Time Cruiser

This is a beautiful ship. 3 years old and so stable you hardly know you're at sea. Our minisuite was wonderful and had a bath which was a first on a cruise for us. The cabin stewards were efficient and very good at their job. Eg: A light bulb went and we informed the steward and by the time we'd had dinner it had been replaced. The food is fine. Plenty of it 24 hours a day if you are that way ...
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Sail Date: September 2010

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


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