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Mediterranean Norwegian Gem Mediterranean Cruise Reviews

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"no, but it’s not what you’d expect on a major cruise ship.we’re paid up for another cruise at the end of august, and already we’ve found out some ports were eliminated...."Read More
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Fantastic itinerary & great experience overall

Review for Norwegian Gem to Mediterranean

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sherrihall128
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

We chose this cruise for the itinerary and dates. The small cruise ship exceeded our expectations. It was not a full cruise, so we never waited in line for anything. The balcony room was a decent size with adequate storage for 2 people. The bathroom had a separate shower and toilet, which was nice. We used most of the facilities, including the gym. The dining facilities were always available. I ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Aft-Facing Balcony


Greek Isles Cruise on the Gem

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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cruisinSD123
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

Embarkation Port: Per NCL this cruise left out of Venice...or so we thought. NCL listed the embarkation port as Venice (Trieste). In every cruise I have ever taken, the embarkation port is in the city listed so we assumed Trieste was close to Venice. Trieste is 2 HOURS away from Venice by taxi or train. Since we thought the cruise left out of Venice, we had not booked our train to Venice in ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Cabin Type: The Haven 2-Bedroom Family Villa with Balcony


A complete humiliation

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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mypaperheart
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

Except for one waiter at Magenta (from Zimbabwe) and the man of room service, everything was worse. Guest service isn't prepared. I paid one coffee at Starbucks and the system didn't recognize it, then I asked for help. The man at the balcony was very rude, saying I had to pay and I didn't want to. No one gives a damn when you ask for the manager, they offer you to write a letter and send a ln ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


Good...Bad...and Ugly

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Newsman13
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The good…virtually any cruise is enjoyable. this was no exception. the ports we visited were wonderful. the crew added positive vibes to our adventure. every one was cheerful and friendly. a couple of bartenders, anna and salvador deserve particular mention. our room steward, darryl was also first rate. The bad…ok, the food wasn’t bad. are golden corral or applebee’s bad? no, but it’s ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


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

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10 Day NCL GEM Eastern Caribbean Cruise

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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


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


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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


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

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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lenflady
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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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