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A Miserable Time!
"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...."Read More
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tstall

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A Miserable Time!

Review for Norwegian Gem to Transatlantic

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tstall

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

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. Our problem was not with the stops or the excursions. Our problem was with Norwegian trying to extract money from us all he time. We were "expected" to buy drinks or play bingo. ...
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Sail Date: October 2010

Departure Port: Rostock (Warnemunde)

Cabin Type: Inside

1 Helpful Vote


Great itineraray and ship, but disappointed

Review for Norwegian Gem to Transatlantic

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Misty5757

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 City visiting several ports in Spain and Portugal. This was our 4th cruise on NCL and our 2nd Transatlantic cruise on NCL. We have been on 20+ cruises. Before anyone starts to ...
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Sail Date: October 2010

Departure Port: Rostock (Warnemunde)

Cabin Type: Oceanview Picture Window

24 Helpful Votes


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

Review for Norwegian Gem to Transatlantic

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tonytt76

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

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 on the Majesty twice and the Sea. Embarkation: A Went through the security checkpoint and got in line for check in. We had gotten in early and waited for the staff to open check ...
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Sail Date: November 2009

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Aft-Facing Balcony

Traveled with children


Gem -rough crossing,good ship, poor organization

Review for Norwegian Gem to Transatlantic

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belleretraite

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

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 booked consecutive cruises on the Costa Victoria,the MSC Splendida,the Azamara Quest and the NCL Gem. Even though at first sight these ships seem to fall in different categories,the ...
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Sail Date: November 2009

Departure Port: Ketchikan

6 Helpful Votes


Transatlantic Crossing Food Nightmare

Review for Norwegian Gem to Transatlantic

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jpmato16

First Time Cruiser

This was a honeymoon cruise.  I am 28 and my wife 27.  Having never cruised before, I picked this transatlantic crossing because of its great itinerary and ability to relax during multiple days at sea.  I  booked my penthouse suite on deck 9 almost a year prior to the cruise.  I read multiple conflicting reviews about the Gem and NCL in general.  Being rather easy going people, my wife and I ...
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Sail Date: April 2009

Departure Port: Riga

Cabin Type: Penthouse with Large Balcony

4 Helpful Votes


Not Bliss with the Food on Gem

Review for Norwegian Gem to Transatlantic

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ian_ok

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

I will only cover the areas where I feel I can add anything to the already comprehensive reviews of Norwegian Gem & the Transatlantic sailing Dec 07 (Barcelona to Boston). Stateroom: Our stateroom, a mini-suite was very nice - well equipped with a fantastically comfortable bed but I'm glad it was just the two of us and we didn't need to use the sofa bed which would have made things very tight. ...
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Sail Date: January 2008

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


NCL's Gem - Something here needs some work

Review for Norwegian Gem to Transatlantic

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pdxted

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

First, let me say I am a travel agent, but my review here is to give the potential NCL guest a taste of what to expect from this ship and the cruise line. I did arrive a day early via SAS to catch up on sleep - I do recommend this when embarking at a foreign port. The cab ride from the airport hotel to the pier was easy - and not too expensive ($27 US.) The embarkation process was very easy - ...
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Sail Date: December 2007

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Inside


Service sporadic and disappointing

Review for Norwegian Gem to Transatlantic

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Ivanna Cruz

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

Boarding the Gem was a pretty easy process; although there was a long line for Latitudes members and absolutely no line for non-Latitude members. Not one single NCL agent in the other area made any attempt to call those of us in the Latitude line over to help us. I found my cabin with ease but when I opened the closet door there was trash on the floor and every single wooden hangar with on the ...
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Sail Date: December 2007

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Obstructed Oceanview


A Not So Sparkling

Review for Norwegian Gem to Transatlantic

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lvmauburn

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

My husband and I just returned from our Transatlantic cruise on the Norwegian Gem. To say the least, we were very disappointed in almost every aspect of this ship. We booked our whole trip through NCL. Our flight from Cincinnati, OH, through JFK, to Barcelona went very well. Our transfer from the airport to the Princess Sofia Hotel was excellent. The Princess Sofia was located in the center of ...
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Sail Date: December 2007

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


Garden Villa over the North Atlantic

Review for Norwegian Gem to Transatlantic

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Prada Cowboy

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

At 1st I want to state that I "was" a true mega fan of NCL, but the last cruise just put us over the top and will not sail with NCL anymore. NCL became a new but cheap Carnival (there the food is at least better), in the last couple of months. Arrival: We (3 of us) arrived at the pier and the Concierge picked us up and brought us to check in and up to our Villa...nothing bad or good, just the ...
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Sail Date: December 2007

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Garden Villa


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