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

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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..."Read More
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First time cruising, last time with NCL

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Neophyte2020

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

My mom, a Florida resident, wanted to see the fall foliage and thought a cruise through Canada and New England would be a good way to do it. That said, we saw the most foliage in Quebec City, which is a beautiful town; in Port Charlotte, also very nice; and on a shore excursion to Lunenberg (from Halifax). As for watching the foliage from our balcony on the ship... the weather wasn't good and we ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


Married couple

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Granma2002

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 chefs as I have been on other ships. Although the food was good, their flare was not impressive.. Cagney's Steakhouse was great. Moderno Brazillian Steakhouse was not great ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Penthouse with Large Balcony


Food was dull and uninspired.

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Norwegian19

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Food lacked seasoning but there was salt on every table. It was basically the same for the entire week. Desserts were especially boring. Cabin lacked maintenance but was clean. And why the hangers with the ball on the top - who steals hangers? Especially difficult to use when ship was rocking. A couple of the shows were very good - dancing and singing by the crew members. The magician did, ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


Excellent cruise for a Canada visit, but be aware of fall weather impact

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teamh5721

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

This cruise option had the best port schedule for a Canada cruise. Disappointed that Portland Maine port was cancelled. Day at sea as a result was very rough. Room was terrific, as was our steward. Enjoyed Norwegian's flexible meal schedule options, did not miss having an assigned waitstaff. Ship layout was easy to follow after the first few days. Spa and spa services were terrific. Liked ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Aft-Facing Mini-Suite with Balcony


Never again will I travel with Norwegian Cruise Line

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C P Hia

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this cruise to see the Fall colours in Canada. This was our first cruise with NCL and we had no reason to be biased. We travelled with 3 other couple, one of whom had traveled on a NCL ship before and told us they enjoyed the cruise around the Hawaiian Islands and the food was good. Our experience was just the opposite. It began well but my wife ate some food, probably a salad on the ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


First time cruising on NCL not totally impressed

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TGlonek

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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 cruisers. My experience had good and bad reviews. Not real sure I like the freestyle concept. If you do not want to wait for 30-45 mins for a table if you go anytime after 6pm, make sure ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Oceanview Picture Window


Fall Fun

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slfreeny

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

This was not my favorite cruise or favorite ship, but I still enjoyed it. The ship was very clean and the staff on any line is always amazing, they try to help with whatever need you have. Never ate in a premium restaurant,but the food was presented very well, not always the best I have had, but plenty of it, can't leave hungry. The main theater had a group of singers who were good and the ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Inside


Room was too small, Have been on many other lines and never so small, paid extra

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CeCeRIFL

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Food was mediocre, dining room service needs improvement, line to get off the ship was more than an hour, Announcement and staff were hard to understand, shows not so good. Did not use shore excursions from ship. I used vacations to go. The room service was fine and very friendly. Furniture (love seat) had to be moved against balcony window so we could access the 2 twin beds. Still very ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Horrible Experience

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jandcblue

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

The ship was very compartmentalized. No large open area atrium to enjoy. The food was absolutely horrible. We have traveled NCL and other cruise lines in the past and have never experienced such a bad experience related to the food. Buffet was the same things every day with little variety. The main complimentary dining rooms were bland and like warm. By the time we realized the food issue, the ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Obstructed Oceanview


NCL: I Won’t Be Back

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aakathleen

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

I am an experienced cruiser having sailed at least 20 times in Alaska, Europe, the Caribbean, and Canada/New England. Most of my experience has been with Celebrity, which I love, but I have also cruised with Princes, Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Holland America. This was my first cruise on Norwegian and I will not be back. Here is why. The drinking water policy on the ship is obviously ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


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