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Southern Caribbean Norwegian Gem Southern Caribbean Cruise Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
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2475 reviews
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Southern Caribbean Glow

Review for Norwegian Gem to Caribbean - Southern

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KJMO319
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

This was the perfect itinerary with 7 ports in the beautiful Caribbean! Everything was top notch- fabulous Norwegian Gem and her crew. We enjoyed the specialty dining venues and the entertainment. Our cabin steward Lincey Mitchell was outstanding! He had everything ready for before we could even ask. The washy-washy crew always greeted with a smile and a kind word. There was never crowd and plenty ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony

Traveled with children


It was 12 days of relaxation

Review for Norwegian Gem to Caribbean - Southern

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nannacrews
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We got such a great deal, that we could not pass it up. This cruise was our first experience with the Specialty Dinning. It was nice, but not sure it is worth the extra expense. Still do not not care for the Freestyle Dinning. We prefer to have the same wait staff and table. We have found on previous cruises a wait staff that We liked and would request their area. This time there seemed to be a ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Family Balcony


Expensive

Review for Norwegian Gem to Caribbean - Southern

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Ddurand
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We choose this cruise because the price was cheap (33 % off money on pair ) . When we get on the ship we were terefy about the price of Beer and the wine . They charged us 15 $ for opening my bottle of wine . ( i did not bring it to dinning room ) it was a twist cap and i opened by my self . I try the talk with the Hotel Director but he was too busy whit his family on the ship. The guest ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Balcony


Could’ve Been Better

Review for Norwegian Gem to Caribbean - Southern

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Mujergitana
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

It was ok, nothing espectacular. I’ve been to 8 Cruises with different cruise lines and have not been disappointed, especially with Carnival, I’ve had a Fantastic time!!! In the Norwegian Gem, we had problems with the stateroom: toilet not working, hot water not running, we got a sailaway balcony vs a nice regular balcony we paid for an extra $600. And we had to deal with of all these for 12 ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Family Balcony


Was it ever a gem?

Review for Norwegian Gem to Caribbean - Southern

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Gerthebear
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Have spent about 75 days on 8 cruises with 5 cruise lines. This was by far the worst in our experience. Food: Went to the Brazilian steak house Moderno and would only recommend the pineapple and beef ribs. I had the crazy idea they would serve steak from Brazil. Thank God we ate at a specialty restaurant early on as the buffet was better and didn't charge. I lost 4 pounds in 4 ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Family Balcony


Awful- never again

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Menada1115
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

We were on a 12 day cruise. Food was completely terrible. Itinerary activities were awful....we literally walked around bored. My daughter was very excited to join the kids club. She went twice...again, no activities at all. Freestyle play is plenty. Service was pretty terrible around the ship. Restaurant dining took no less than 1.5 hrs and up to 2.5 hrs. Restaurants close at certain ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled with children


Sun & Fun

Review for Norwegian Gem to Caribbean - Southern

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TDLWAL
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

The price was a great deal. First time ever to have an inside room it was ok except for being at front of ship. Able to feel more rocking, rolling & noises of the ship. Besides this everything else was amazing. The 2 specialty restaurants we booked were above expectations. We were treated like royalty, mind you every restaurant we ate at we were treated like royalty even the buffet. Each ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Inside


Cruise 2018

Review for Norwegian Gem to Caribbean - Southern

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Wozniak12
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

Where to begin...Upon arrival at the Manhattan cruise port, we were poorly greeted with a rapidly declining cruise staff. Although the wait was short to board the vessel, we still managed to be scolded for not following the propr seating procedures. After going through security , we came upon another pissed off NCL employee and we asked why no one was smiling and the NCL employee stated to me, ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Obstructed Oceanview


Great Cruise with Slight Disappointment

Review for Norwegian Gem to Caribbean - Southern

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ongacor
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

My wife and I chose this cruise because it was sailing close to where we lived (Delaware). Had a terrible time the first day at sea because of sea sickness. I guess you hit rough waters from New York but it gets better once you get to the Caribbean side. We enjoyed the variety of food on cruise, however, we were very disappointed with the Orchid Garden. First time the food was Ok. We thought may ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony

Traveled with children


Ship itself was good, medical treatment was a BIG RIPOFF $1,750.00

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dtmurphy
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

My husband and I love to cruise. We chose this cruise because it leaves out of NY and gets us away from the cold for a while. Embarkation went well. Meals in the restaurants were very good. My husband had a problem with one of his meals in the main dining room and we were given a bottle of house wine for our troubles. Housekeeping service was excellent with Renaldo being the best housekeeper ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Obstructed Oceanview


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