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Fall Cruise 09 on NCL Gem
"My husband and I cruised on the NCL Gem from September 6, 2009 to September 13, 2009- Barcelona to Barcelona. I'd like to write about how much we loved the cruise, but what we believe must be corporate policy..."Read More
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BEWARE and PREPARE: YOU vs. NCL

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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emilyleeminnie

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

This was the first cruise that my boyfriend and I have been on. Guess you could say that we didn't really have a benchmark to compare our experience to, but we certainly do now. And the benchmark is set LOW. I wouldn't say that it was completely unpleasant as the ports were beautiful, but the feeling we take away from the the experience was that we're constantly having to'watch our backs'. ...
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Sail Date: October 2009

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Penthouse with Large Balcony


Not Quite A Gem

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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jimabbe

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We just came back from our Mediterranean Cruise. We sailed on September 6th on the Gem. I will separate the review into two sections, the ship experience and the ports. First the ship experience. It is a fairly new ship with a small atrium and chopped up little public areas. We thought we had booked a date after children had gone back to school but in Europe children go back to school the 3rd week ...
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Sail Date: September 2009

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


Fall Cruise 09 on NCL Gem

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Sunny32825

First Time Cruiser

My husband and I cruised on the NCL Gem from September 6, 2009 to September 13, 2009- Barcelona to Barcelona. I'd like to write about how much we loved the cruise, but what we believe must be corporate policy ruined it for us. All of the crew members were delightful. From the cabin stewards to the wait staff, everyone was friendly and helpful. The food was very tasty. We have no complaint ...
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Sail Date: September 2009

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Family Balcony


Med beautiful in May and Gem good cruise

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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albertolr

First Time Cruiser

My wife and I have cruised 6 times.  One with Princess and all other with Royal Caribbean.  This was a first with Norweigan.  Let me address the ship first since this is the type of vacation that it is more about the destinations than the ship.  I would rate the food average.  The entertainment was below average and the front desk and overall service and FRIENDLINESS below average.  The ship is ...
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Sail Date: May 2009

Departure Port: Ketchikan


NOT QUITE THE GEM!

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Gail G

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

My husband and I had never sailed on NCL before, so we were quite excited to try "Freestyle". Simply put, NCL lets you dine wherever, whenever and with whomever you wish. Sounds great, right? For this privilege, you give up quality and quantity of food in the main dining rooms. Our dinner meals were poor to inedible in both Magenta and Grand Pacific main dining rooms. Because of the poor ...
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Sail Date: September 2008

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


Norwegian Gem - Western Mediterranean

Review for Norwegian Gem to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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tinkertoy

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

We booked out NCL Gem cruise to the Western Med online. At one time NCL was my favorite cruise line and I did my first 5 cruises with them, since they started the Freestyle cruising I do not care for them any more. In spite of that I booked this cruise because of the good price and the itinerary which included Spain, Portugal, Morocco and Gibraltar. I could not find another line with this ...
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Sail Date: October 2007

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Family Balcony


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