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

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

Traveler rating

Excellent

11

Very Good

13

Average

5

Poor

2

Terrible

2

Cruise type

Family Cruises

65

Romantic Cruises

38

Senior Cruises

33

Entertainment Cruises

25

Cruises for the Disabled

14

33 Norwegian Gem Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to Canada & New England


JsEscape2 avatar

JsEscape2

10 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Good ship, Great crew, Nice Itinerary

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This was a retirement gift to myself. I took my husband along. We are platinum on NCL so I chose Sail Away balcony without the perks and it worked out just fine for this 7 day cruise. We get two specialty dinners ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Granma2002

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Married couple

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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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


Weinbob avatar

Weinbob

4 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Boston to Quebec B2B Early September

I was attracted to the Boston departure in early September 2019, I wrongly thought we would enjoy more pool time and sun - instead we dodged hurricane Dorian and missed Bar Harbor and Halifax on our first leg. ...
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Sail Date September 2019


LTidrick avatar

LTidrick

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful ship, beautiful time of year

We have sailed with Norwegian twice before, and have always loved the destinations, the value, and the service. We chose this tour because we had always wanted to see Quebec and the surrounding territories in the ...
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Sail Date September 2019


accorl avatar

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


chevy62 avatar

chevy62

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

An interesting cruise in Canada

The Canadian Cruise was the first for us in that area and was a great experience. The trip was set up by a local cruise club and every detail was handled by our tour guide including excursions and travel. We opted ...
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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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DIDISEVEN

11 Reviews Written

53 Helpful Votes

Everything went RIGHT!

I like this ship because I live in Toronto and its only an hours flight to New York where it is based. I have been on the Gem and both its sister ships before and have come to appreciate the smaller size. I have ...
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Sail Date October 2017


stankramer46 avatar

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


morrisretired avatar

morrisretired

12 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

10 Night Cruise / 3 Ports

Booked this 10 night round trip to Quebec City from New York, to see the fall colors. Our 6th cruise with NCL and 15th counting the others. It was easy to fly in and out of NY on SWA. Stayed at the HIE Manhattan 538 ...
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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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Benjaminjchartrand

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First Ever Cruise

We chose this cruise because the ports were ones that we wanted to visit. The ship and the cabins were clean and tastefully decorated. We appreciated our ship steward Michael. We enjoyed the shows at The Stardust ...
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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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whiskey-jack

1 Review Written

Norwegian Doesn't Disappoint

We chose this cruise because it was Norwegian and it went where we were looking to go. Neither of us had been to the New York, the Maritimes or New England so it was the perfect get away. We had a great balcony ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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FL-Cruzer

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

NCL Gem great Jewel class ship...New England/Canada ok ports of call

My wife and I are Platinum Latitudes members. Most of our cruises have been with NCL. First time on the Gem, a very clean and well run ship. Boarding and disembark from NYC needs some attention. We enjoyed 5 ...
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Sail Date June 2017


cocovo avatar

cocovo

1 Review Written

Boycott Bar Harbor

Wonderful cruise except for Bar Harbor. Terrible tendering experience to town. The cheapskates that live there are certainly wealthy enough to build a proper dock for a big ship, and until they do, all cruise ...
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Sail Date June 2017


Marga18 avatar

Marga18

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Relaxing Late Summer Trip

We had a very nice week, part of it was of course due to the fantastic late summer weather that we had. The ship has just the right size for us, not too big but not small either. Our roll call meet and greet was ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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bread fruite

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Just Go

we wanted to see fall leaves, we just got back from our cruise, the food was good and the bar drinks were done right best lemon drop , ship was very clean , our room min suite was clean and very nice, deck 11 ...
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Sail Date October 2016


inlinedreams16 avatar

inlinedreams16

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Beware of your bill

This was our first time on NCL. Positives: The ship is well cared for, beautiful, and clean. Our stateroom was midship interior, our room steward was very attentive, helpful and courteous. The ship never felt ...
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Sail Date September 2016


EllenMcL avatar

EllenMcL

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Good cruise for the price.

First trip on NCL Gem. Group from Cruise Critic Gem Roll Call had reception with the senior staff and captain of the Gem. The captain offered to meet us at the Bridge viewing area on our second sea day. He spent 45 ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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mikflounders

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Gem - USA/Canada 7 day Cruise - Great Value and Experience

We bought this cruise as a package deal having seen it advertised in a newspaper and seemingly a good buy. We had never been on a cruise before and were going to celebrate a significant birthday with close friends. ...
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Sail Date September 2016


Mudbugman45 avatar

Mudbugman45

1 Review Written

Bar Harbor was the "GEM" of the trip.

Great Weather.. State Room Great. Planing next Cruise. Good Entertainment. Food very good. Alcohol Package great. Need to work on the system for excursions; the "meet in the theatre" is an annoyance. SUGGESTION: ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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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