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Transatlantic Norwegian Gem Transatlantic Cruise Reviews

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Gem
Transatlantic
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41 Transatlantic Norwegian Gem Transatlantic Cruise Reviews


tstall avatar

tstall

4 Reviews Written

A Miserable Time!

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Our ship left from Venice, Italy for a 14-day cruise to New York,with several stops before the ocean. We had no problems at the various ports along the way. In fact, we absolutely loved Porto Degado in the Azores. ...
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Sail Date October 2010


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tstall

4 Reviews Written

A Little Good; A LOT Bad

We have sailed several times - most on NCL. We always select interior cabins because our goal is to spend as little time there as possible. We have been pleased with NCL in the past. In fact, our favorite cruise was ...
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Sail Date October 2010


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AlbertusMagnus

1 Review Written

Gem Transatlantic was a Gem

We embarked from Venice. Arrived at the port terminal at 11:30AM, and were on board by noon. No Problem. Our suite was beautiful, everything we expected and more. We particularly enjoyed the perk of being able to ...
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Sail Date October 2010


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Cruisin MarcnFran

2 Reviews Written

Greek Isles/Transatlantic

This was purchased this as a 21 day, our 30th cruise-3rd with NCL. We're retired-60 and 61. I'll try to point out the positive and negative to reflect my ratings. Embarkation went smoothly and the ...
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Sail Date October 2010


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Misty5757

8 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Great itineraray and ship, but disappointed

This was a 21 day cruise consisting of 2 cruises back to back: a 7 day cruise departing and returning to Venice visiting Croatia and the Greek Isles and then a 14 day transatlantic cruise from Venice to New York ...
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Sail Date October 2010


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ny-outdoorsman

9 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

One day of bad weather vs a very enjoyable trip.++++

We arrived Venice 20 Oct, stayed at the Marriott near the airport. Took the ALILUGUNA to St Marks or bus to Piazza Roma. No negatives at all re the hotel, except that next time will stay in city. Took VIATOUR guided ...
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Sail Date October 2010


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kreemmer

4 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Norwegian Gem Transatlantic

Background We are just back from a 21 day cruise on the Norwegian Gem. We began our cruise in Venice on Oct 23 with a 7 Day Greek Island Cruise and then on Oct. 30 began a 14 day Spain, Portugal and Transatlantic ...
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Sail Date October 2010


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alibubba

6 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

An Unforgettable Cruise

Flew into Venice one day early to rest up for cruising. Stayed out in Quatro d'Altino which was fine. Have been in Venice before so knew we would save the city for our port day. Embarkation was easy. Was glad that ...
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Sail Date October 2010


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islanders

1 Review Written

Stayed On Board

The Gem is a wonderful ship. We been on the Jewel in February and really liked the ship, so it was an easy decision to make. Everything was very well-done, beautiful surroundings, very clean. We really enjoyed being ...
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Sail Date October 2010


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chaputo

1 Review Written

No rating

SMOKING ACROSS THE OCEAN

We were very pleased, my wife and I with the great ports visited, the Greek Islands plus Split and back to back return to New York, it was very convenient. We experience waves on deck 8 in the Tequila bar ...
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Sail Date November 2010


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Lille

3 Reviews Written

No rating

NCL! You Are Cutting Corners in 2010!!

My husband and I became serious cruisers with our first Transatlantic Cruise on the NCL Dream. We left Barcelona for Miami in October, 2007. Having only done a 7 day Alaskan cruise on Celebrity in 1999, we were ...
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Sail Date April 2010


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whole world traveler

1 Review Written

LOST!!!!!!!!!!!!

Norwegian Gem is a tutorial in what not to do in the cruise world. Their business model is to take as much of your money as possible and give you as little as possible in return. Our 14 day transatlantic cruise ...
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Sail Date April 2010


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adesmar123

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

3rd Transatlantic - 1st NCL on the Gem by adesmar123

We left NYC on a Saturday afternoon. All went well. The embarkation was organized and there were minimal frustrations. That was not so with disembarkation (noted later). We weren't shown to our room, but that was ...
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Sail Date April 2010


KateDen avatar

KateDen

1 Review Written

Transatlantic and Greek Isles Odyssey

We approached this long cruise with great anticipation. We are people who can spend days just hanging out and amusing ourselves and yet love to explore new places. With that in mind, we felt that the combination of ...
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Sail Date April 2010


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A2B1

1 Review Written

A very memorable cruise

The overall trip was a real blast transatlantic plus Greece.I had bred having some medical problems looking forward to this trip kept me going.the ship is just as good looking as a year ago when we went on the 10 ...
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Sail Date April 2010


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mike@sea

17 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

NCL did a great job! The Gem is a Gem!

I have been loyal to Royal (and Celebrity) for over 20 cruises. It was definitely time to try something else, because I was sick and tired of the never changing food and the never changing entertainment on RCCL. In ...
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Sail Date April 2010


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tonytt76

1 Review Written

Overall C- Food not worthy of a review but I gave it one.

Overall C- About us: My wife and I are around 30 and took our 2 year old daughter This was our 4th cruises so far, all exclusively with NCL. It had been 4 years between our last cruise and this one. We have been ...
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Sail Date November 2009


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belleretraite

13 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Gem -rough crossing,good ship, poor organization

We decided to use the opportunity of the low cost of cruising in 2009 by booking 4 different cruises on 4 different cruise lines in the Mediterranea in November and December. It took a lot a research,but finally we ...
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Sail Date November 2009


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scuba14u

1 Review Written

Cruise From Hell!

Food and Service: Food Quality was generally Average to poor. Hot food was served cold most of the time. Critical food items such as sauces and meats were just warm. This concerns me cause bacteria can build at ...
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Sail Date November 2009


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rosey1946

6 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

The Gem-an unforegetable crossing

This was our 10th NCL cruise and first trans-atlantic crossing. The cruise left from Barcelona and we flew in a day early from NYC to be well rested before boarding the ship. Really did very little in Barcelona but ...
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Sail Date December 2009


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SOOKIENY

1 Review Written

So nice we're gonna sail her twice!

Embarkation: We arrived at the port of NY at 12 pm. Check in went smoothly and we were ushered into the suite passengers waiting area. At 12:45 we were escorted to our cabin by our Butler Jose. Although our cabins ...
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Sail Date April 2009


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darkenstormy

10 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Five Thousand Nautical Miles of Memories

Too many Cruise Critic members define "critic" as "someone who frequently finds fault or makes harsh and unfair judgments".  Actually, the word comes from the Greek word meaning "able to discern", which in turn ...
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Sail Date April 2009


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happy_travellers

6 Reviews Written

food did not sparkle

We are experienced cruises and travelers that always look for value for our dollar no matter what location or means of travel we have chosen.  Our first NCL cruise was no different.  We stayed at the Marriott ...
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Sail Date April 2009


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MadisonBay

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Another Terrific Transatlantic Cruise on NCL

Our perspective - This was our second NCL TA for my husband and I. We had also previously sailed on the Gem repo between London and Barcelona. Embarkation - We arrived at the Terminal around 12:45.  There were no ...
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Sail Date April 2009


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purrson

1 Review Written

TRANSATLANTIC - NOT THE TITANIC

Warning - do not wear any jewelry you are fond of keeping to the ship's spa.  The spa does not provide any secure area for your belongings.  Learn from my experience. I had a spa appointment, for which they were ...
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Sail Date April 2009


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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