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Europe - Western Mediterranean Norwegian Gem Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
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2461 reviews
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NCL GEM
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Balcony extremely nice
Cabin 15500 - Deck
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1-10 of 137 Europe - Western Mediterranean Norwegian Gem Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise Reviews


Just the ticket for a one week holiday

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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tartegnin

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

We are a family of three - Mom (US) and Dad (UK) in their forties, and just-turned-11 daughter, and we've had a busy summer. We were looking for a one week holiday option in mid August which didn't involve too many logistics or planning inputs. A cruise seemed ideal. We live in Switzerland, but our daughter had spent the summer at camp in the US. With school about to start, we thought a Europe ...
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Sail Date: August 2010

Cabin Type: Family Penthouse with Balcony


The Sweet Owner's Suite Life ala NCL

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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michaeldk

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

First of all,I'd like to let everyone know that the Norwegian Gem is a beautiful sparkling clean ship. I have read some "OK" to the "not so OK" reviews on cruise critic about the Gem. All I will say on that subject is that you get what you PAY for! Book a suite or Villa and you cannot go wrong. If you book a "bottom level" aka 4th floor port-hole or inside cabin, you may not have such a pleasant ...
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Sail Date: June 2010

Cabin Type: Owner's Suite with Large Balcony


Great room bad service!!!

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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peanut21

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

This was our second cruise with NCL and we were excited to be in a Penthouse, front of ship. Well this cruise did not live up to our expectations at all. Left cruise with a bad taste of NCL staff and customer service. Our room was GREAT. Big balcony and big room, very clean. I was surprised to see that there was less wind on our balcony than near the pool. So we made good use of our balcony even ...
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Sail Date: May 2010

Cabin Type: Penthouse with Large Balcony


Happy, happy, smiley, smiley !!

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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fmr

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

BACKGROUND - We are a German family with a 12 yrs old son having our fourth cruise with NCL beside some other lines. TRANSFER PACKAGE - For the first time ever we've booked NCL's fly and transportation arrangement in addition to our 14-days B2B trip to/from Venice. EMBARKMENT - Upon arrival at Marco Polo airport we were welcomed by the friendly ground staff with NCL signage who guided us to ...
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Sail Date: May 2010

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside

Traveled with children


The Mediterranean is the only way to GO!!

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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LindaVap

First Time Cruiser

BARCELONA, SPAIN Our plane landed about 7:30 AM. By the time we went through customs, got our money exchanged it was nearly 8:15. One interesting thing was that they had us fill out the Immigration forms before we arrived. I had left ours in the pocket of the plane so figured I would have to refill them out. The custom agent looked at our passports and said to go ahead. Real security, huh!! We ...
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Sail Date: November 2009


Happy Happy!!

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Guria

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

Service: great, no complaints. Our steward, Michael, was s sweet. On the first day we asked for 2 extra towels and he made sure we had extra towels every day. He was always around, and was glad to help us in every way possible. The servers at the Italian Restaurant were also very nice, we had a great time dining there. And I can't forget to mention the "washy washy" guy at the Garden Cafe. It was ...
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Sail Date: November 2009


A Gem of a Cruise

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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SFO-F/A

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

We flew into Barcelona the day of the cruise, arriving BCN around 1pm. There were many taxis waiting. It took about a half hour to get to the port. The taxi was metered, when we arrived, the driver added other fees to the meter, port fees, bag fees, etc. The meter said 26 euros, we paid 32 with the add ons. Embarkation was a breeze, no wait at 2:30. We were on the ship by 2:45, greeted ...
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Sail Date: November 2009

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


Tons of Research - Gem was a Ht

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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dillardr

First Time Cruiser

After months of research, looking for a vacation for a group of 11 family members that included teenagers and senior citizens, we decided on the Gem. My wife and I have sailed on Princess, RCCI and our favorite, Holland America and were a little concerned about the reviews of NCL. Here is the good and bad as honest as I can be. GEM - Beautiful ship, we were in a AE suite(aft) and it was great. ...
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Sail Date: November 2009

Cabin Type: Penthouse with Large Balcony

Traveled with children


The Western Mediterranean on Fast Forward

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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ttmannin

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

One couple traveled from the US to meet the other three couples in the UK for our flight to Barcelona, where we had booked the two-day pre-cruise package. Our British Airways flight to Barcelona was delayed an hour when a already checked-in family misplaced a child, frighteningly not located by the flight time. The general mood on the plane was of sympathy with the parents and concern, and the ...
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Sail Date: November 2009

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


Had a great week, but service was truly lacking

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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xiphoid76

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

Overall, the vacation was fantastic, but I have to admit I was not impressed at all with NCL and will likely not sail with them again. Embarkation was fairly easy, they had to send us to 3 different lines because their key cards were not working, but it did not take that long and we were on board in under 30 minutes - very nice. The ship is very nice and very clean. I liked the layout of the ...
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Sail Date: November 2009

Cabin Type: Family Balcony


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