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Transatlantic Norwegian Gem Transatlantic Cruise Reviews
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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..."Read More
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adesmar123

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An Unforgettable Cruise

Review for Norwegian Gem to Transatlantic

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alibubba

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 we could sign up for spa while waiting to board as that is a priority for us. Loved all the ports on the Greek portion. Did things on our own everywhere except Santorini where we took ...
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Sail Date: October 2010

Departure Port: Rostock (Warnemunde)

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony

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

Review for Norwegian Gem to Transatlantic

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adesmar123

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

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 ok. We knew how to find it. A pre sailing meal was easy to find and lines were minimal. Sailing from NYC is always exciting, and this one was too. We were in a DD ocean view. The price ...
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Sail Date: April 2010

Departure Port: Riga

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window

4 Helpful Votes


A very memorable cruise

Review for Norwegian Gem to Transatlantic

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A2B1

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

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 day Caribbean cruise.because of the longer trip we went with the mini suite Which is only marginally larger but the bathrooms were livable. The Trip from NY was very smooth considering ...
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Sail Date: April 2010

Departure Port: Riga

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


Five Thousand Nautical Miles of Memories

Review for Norwegian Gem to Transatlantic

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darkenstormy

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 derives from the word kritEs, meaning 'a person who offers reasoned judgment or analysis, value judgment, interpretation, or observation".  It is in this spirit that I offer my critique of ...
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Sail Date: April 2009

Departure Port: Riga

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony

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food did not sparkle

Review for Norwegian Gem to Transatlantic

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happy_travellers

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 Renaissance Time Square in NYC prior to our April 18th cruise to Barcelona. This hotel has a prime location and we found that the convenience of the location was well worth the price. As a ...
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Sail Date: April 2009

Departure Port: Riga

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


TRANSATLANTIC - NOT THE TITANIC

Review for Norwegian Gem to Transatlantic

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purrson

First Time Cruiser

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 20 minutes late (no apologies or excuses offered).  The attendant led me back to the treatment room and instructed me to place the jewelry I was wearing in my pant pocket and hang my ...
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Sail Date: April 2009

Departure Port: Riga

Traveled with disabled person


Transatlantic

Review for Norwegian Gem to Transatlantic

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Dennis

First Time Cruiser

Norwegian Gem - Transatlantic - April 19 through May 4, 2008 New York to Barcelona This was my 12th Cruise, but first on NCL. I have sailed with Holland America, Princess, Royal Caribbean, Costa, Cunard, and Grand Circle. Booking I booked this cruise on-line with a travel agent. I normally book with my local travel agent, but the price was so much less I couldn't justify it this time. My ...
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Sail Date: April 2008

Departure Port: Riga

Cabin Type: Inside


NCL Gem Transatlantic 4/19/08 - 5/4/2008

Review for Norwegian Gem to Transatlantic

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hazeleyes

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

Bio: We were a group of 6 people ages 44, 45, 53, 54, 20, 21 we booked category JJ cabins 9069, 9071, 9073. We are frequent cruisers this was my 11th and my 5th with NCL. We embarked on NCL Gem on April 19, 2008 on the transatlantic repositioning in Barcelona. Please excuse any typos. Embarkation: We left Bayonne, New Jersey via car service AMS Limo they are located in Bayonne 201-339-7776 they ...
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Sail Date: April 2008

Departure Port: Riga

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


Great Service, Mediocre Food

Review for Norwegian Gem to Transatlantic

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SeaUl8r

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

About us: My husband and I are in our early 50s and have taken 17 cruises so far. Mostly with Princess, and a few with Royal Caribbean. This was our first NCL cruise. Embarkation: Smooth as silk. Arrived at the port via the airport transfer bus (we had purchased the transfers when we booked the cruise) Went through the security checkpoint (3 minutes) and got in line for check in. We had ...
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Sail Date: December 2007

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


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