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

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

Traveler rating

Excellent

27

Very Good

16

Average

10

Poor

8

Terrible

4

Cruise type

Family Cruises

65

Romantic Cruises

38

Senior Cruises

33

Entertainment Cruises

25

Cruises for the Disabled

14

65 Norwegian Gem Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Canada & New England


TGlonek avatar

TGlonek

1 Review Written

First time cruising on NCL not totally impressed

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Received as a free cruise from Hard Rock in Biloxi. I was excited about receiving the free cruise off as it was the first time I was going to be going on NCL. I had heard a lot of good remarks from previous ...
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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


girltalks avatar

girltalks

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

No, No, No to Norwegian!

My travel companions and I (we were a group of 4 in two cabins/ 2 people in each cabin) chose this cruise for the itinerary, price and the fact that we had never before sailed on Norwegian and wanted an opportunity ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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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


Kathi H avatar

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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Winters in NZ

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

An Enjoyable Time

We chose this cruise because it was Canada-New England, which we have done previously, with a few different itineraries on 3 various cruise lines, HAL, NCL and about 10 years ago, Costa. So we have seen many of ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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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


Bobbie Ford avatar

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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dquags

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Second time on boat, definite decline since first time!

We chose this cruise because there were 12 people in my family (with 2 elderly parents) who wanted a vacation without flying or driving 10+ hours. My husband and I were on the same ship, same itinerary three years ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Kathymoorern

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

The crew of the NCL Gem work incredibly hard!

We’ve done several NCL cruises..Gem, Jade and Jewel. I love the crew. They are very nice, cheerful and helpful. Favorite times include the amazing entertainment, the outer deck delicious barbecues, the fabulous ...
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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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mpflowers

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

5 Star Cruise

My husband and I had not taken a cruise in a while and wanted to cruise in a different direction than before and took a chance on NCL Gem this June 2018. The Gem is a very nice ship. I found out that it was ...
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Sail Date June 2018


ster46 avatar

ster46

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

My 20th cruise, and the WORST ever

This was the MOST boring cruise of my life. That would have been a minor complaint had Norwegian not completely dropped the ball on every single aspect of the cruise. Our dinner at the Steakhouse was average at ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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SpicyBrownSugar

2 Reviews Written

First Time Cruisers "bedazzled" by the GEM!

We were quite unsure what to expect since it was our very first cruise and had heard and read the gamut of positive & negative reviews and feedback from friends and other cruisers. This was without a doubt an ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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papadave

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nothing exceptional here -- but an okay cruise

We chose this cruise, 10 days, Canada, 4 ports, because it left from the NYC port and the price was right. Ports: The scheduled ports were Halifax, Quebec City, Corner Brook and Sidney, all of which are in ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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rjags.cruiser

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Another great NCL experience

We wanted to experience the New England and Canada areas during the fall season. Our weather was great, cool at times, but to be expected. The Gem is part of the Jewel class ships, which are our favorites. They ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Gramontherun6

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Canada and New England October 7-14 2017 Norwegian Gem

We have cruised to the southern ports but never up north so we were anxious to try this experience. We had cruised on the Gem before but had not been on there since the renovations. Ship looked good. We are from ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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vernonrjones

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Decent but loud

We traveled with a group of six, found it very difficult to find a place to sit and have a conversation that was not blaring music or some silly game show. It would be helpful to have at least one lounge with low ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Mercrosby

6 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Lots of fun people. Good food.

This was our first cruise to travel to the east Coast and try Norwegian for the first time. I did not pick a great week as Maria was on our tail the last few days and we could not go out on deck. The main complaint ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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zultr

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great ship and wonderful service

I took 3 newbies with me and all of us were impressed !! We were on deck 11 and our room steward was fantastic at keeping our rooms clean and stocked. All staff from Zhen (the washy washy girl) to our wait staff ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Luyano y Porvenir

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful New England and Canada

It was cruise to celebrate our anniversary. We love the GEM. A beautiful ship, about the right size, not too big, not too small. The weather was perfect, the stateroom clean, the staff very friendly and the ...
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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


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yolovetocruise

1 Review Written

Very disappointed

This was my third cruise with Norwegian cruise line and I was very disappointed in the trip. The ship seemed to need maintenance. Their was rust and areas needing paint. I had requested a special diet and thought ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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NKathyk

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

My first Cruise

My adult son and I took my sister for her 70th Birthday on this wonderful cruise. I could not have asked for better service. We were in suit 11506 on the Gem. The Butler and other service providers were fantastic. ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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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


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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