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

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

Traveler rating

Excellent

10

Very Good

17

Average

6

Poor

4

Terrible

1

Cruise type

Family Cruises

65

Romantic Cruises

38

Senior Cruises

33

Entertainment Cruises

25

Cruises for the Disabled

14

38 Norwegian Gem Cruise Reviews for Romantic 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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TGlonek

1 Review Written

First time cruising on NCL not totally impressed

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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jsherald

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Hurricane Dorian impacts/Geriatric Cruise

The timing of the cruise fit within our schedule so NCL was chosen. This was our 2nd cruise, 1st with NCL and probably the last with NCL. One reason we won't go NCL again - is it's too old of a clientele. The ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Lafexpress

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Hurricane Imelda

Have never been to any part of Canada, was hoping this would be an opportunity to see whales etc. and wildlife. Boston departure was ok, ship dock located in a typical big city port area, mostly industrialized, ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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accorl

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Terrible Food!

I chose this cruise for it's itinerary, and because I'd heard and read only positive reviews. While the cabin, cabin steward and ports of call were all great, those aspects of the cruise were overshadowed by the bad ...
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Sail Date October 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


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franr55

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

WE WERE MARRIED ON THE SHIP

We are Platinum level cruisers with NCL and the Gem is one of our favorite ships. We decided to use a cruise leaving from New York to have our wedding (and then a local reception in July). We invited everyone to ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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subint

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

New England and Canada tour on the Gem from NYC 2018

We had sailed with Gem before and were very happy with the service and entertainment onboard. So when we decided to holiday in New England & Canada there were no doubts in choosing the Gem but boy were we wrong. ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Chocolate-12

1 Review Written

Canada

Canada New England cruise NY on June 2. Celebrating our 60th birthdays. We had a suite. Could not say enough about the service throughout. From dining to the bartenders to the concierge. Our butler Teresa ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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4buddy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruise review

We chose this cruise because of the ports and because we wanted to spend a few days in New York. We had sailed on the Norwegian Escape and enjoyed our cruise, so it was an easy choice to pick the same cruise line. ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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robinhatcher

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Great trip - great ship -

The upgrades were fabulous - beverage package, speciality dining, shipboard credits, and excursion credits. What a value. The ship is quite nice - great layout - super entertainment, wonderful suites, nicest staff ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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stankramer46

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Storm at Sea

It was so hot in September in New Jersey we wanted to get away to somewhere cooler! This cruise seemed to be a terrific way to do that and, in general, was. Life on board has improved quite a bit since our last ...
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Sail Date October 2017


Craig N avatar

Craig N

1 Review Written

Great from start to finish

We chose this cruise because it was going where we wanted to go and see what we wanted to see. From start to finish we had nothing but good things to say. The entire staff was polite, helpful, and always there ...
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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


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Montesanoa

1 Review Written

What a GREAT Vacation!

This cruise leaving from NYC was so easy. No flights to deal with, Uber to the port in NYC and get on the ship! The moment we got on to the moment we got off we were treated like appreciated guests. The service in ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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jefflupo

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

This will be a hard act to follow.

We love Norwegian and got a great deal on a window cabin on deck 5. We usually get a balcony and we like the larger, newer ships but as I said, we got a good deal. We got 3 nights of specialty dining and ultimate ...
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Sail Date September 2017


ajwinter avatar

ajwinter

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Average

Having cruised 4-5 times with another company before we chose this cruise and cruise line for my birthday. Always wanted to visit Canada and New England. Our cabin was great and our cabin steward Jonathan went ...
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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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itzpms

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

NCL Lacking

toilet services out 3 days. room dusty. everything seemed dirty. I took a shower as soon as I got home. the disembarkation was TERRIBLE. did I say TERRIBLE? 3 hours ?! realllllly ?! nobody knew ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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TygerKatt

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Our First Cruise - Great Experience!

We chose this cruise for it's itinerary (Canada/New England), and it's nearby embarkation port (no flight necessary). I was very impressed with the accommodations, amenities, staff, and general organization. Every ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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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


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


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NorthernHiro

5 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

A beautiful Atlantic Coastal Experience at the Height of the Fall Colours Season

This cruise was a fantastic value in terms of what we paid for cabin & gratuities. We took Amtrak from Buffalo to Penn Station, which was fun, relaxing and much less expensive than flying. We are 50 & 51 years old, ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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thesouthpaw17

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Unique if from the Southeast, Older Crowd...Young at heart

A unique cruise, coming from Florida. So when we booked our cruise, we didn't know much about it, other than we would be experiencing a different scene that the typical Caribbean beaches. We wanted that! Booking ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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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