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

Norwegian (NCL)
Norwegian Gem
Western Mediterranean
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22 Europe - Western Mediterranean Norwegian Gem Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise Reviews

tartegnin avatar


2 Reviews Written

Just the ticket for a one week holiday


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 ...
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Sail Date August 2010

cmb069 avatar


1 Review Written

Washy washy! Happy happy!

First and foremost I want to talk about the excursions. I would say don't book with the ship because it's overpriced and you'll sit on a bus with 100 other people and be on their schedule. Booking a private tour ...
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Sail Date October 2009

cdavis829 avatar


1 Review Written

European Sampling

My wife and I were traveling with another couple. We stayed at the Confortel Barcelona Hotel the night before the 7 day cruise and also the night after the cruise ended. The room was clean but looked more like a ...
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Sail Date October 2009

tperkin avatar


1 Review Written

A bit of everything you could imagine, almost

To be fair I am a veteran of 15 cruises, I will say up front that the ports were excellent, we took excursions off the ship and they were all excellent. So I will concentrate on the ship in this review, my ...
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Sail Date September 2008

goldielox4 avatar


1 Review Written

Norwegian Gem - Rocked the Mediterranean!

First of all, let me give a disclaimer. There are up to 3,000 people on each cruise. Each person is going to have a different experience from the next. Your experience also depends on your level of expectation. This ...
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Sail Date September 2009

carlosh429 avatar


1 Review Written

European Adventure 2009

The overall cruise was a great experience with fantastic ports. The food was good and the boat was quite clean. A far cry from the Norwegian Hawaii cruise we took two years ago that did not have good service and was ...
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Sail Date August 2009

arch561 avatar


1 Review Written

Advance Planning can make for Smooth Sailing!

I read a lot of reviews to try to become informed as possible before embarking on this cruise.  It was only my second cruise and wanted to try to be prepared.  We used RomeInLimo at two of the ports and were ...
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Sail Date July 2009

redlef avatar


5 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Gratitiuous Sex and Violence on the High Seas

First day back at work after our cruise.  Here's a few personal observations.I thought the general attitude of the passengers was a little more inconsiderate than when I did the NCL Jewel on a similar itinerary two ...
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Sail Date July 2009

kingpgmr avatar


7 Reviews Written

A Gem of an Adventure June 14-21, 2009

Pre-cruise - Saturday, 6/13 Barcelona  Just for some background, this was my sixth cruise, my wife's fourth cruise and my step kids (daughter age 13 and son age 17) second cruise.   I have previously cruised on ...
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Sail Date June 2009

ailsa avatar


1 Review Written

Gem of a cruise

This was our first cruise but certainly not our last, we have got the bug. I was travelling with my 2 children aged 15 (girl) 12 (boy)and my mother who is a very fussy 73yr old. We flew from Edinburgh Scotland ...
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Sail Date October 2008

Dellarose avatar


2 Reviews Written

The Gem is Classy, Norwegian is not!

We are a 50 something American couple, who have been on 4 cruises now. Joining us on this cruise were my mother (70's), my in-laws (80's) and my daughter (25). This is a very port intensive cruise and we knew ...
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Sail Date October 2008

Paul B avatar

Paul B

1 Review Written

Go it Alone

My partner and I joined Norwegian Gem at Valletta, Malta for a 7 night cruise. As most passengers on this cruise join and leave at Barcelona our boarding was fast, efficient and friendly. ACCOMMODATION: Our ...
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Sail Date October 2008

pands avatar


1 Review Written


The SHIP Overall the ship is new, clean and bright. Its neither subdued nor gaudy. The layout is different with restaurants all over the place and the main lobby is not that big nor central. ...
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Sail Date September 2008

mzmiztiza avatar


3 Reviews Written

FreeStyling on the Gem

We were a group of 4 in our mid to late twenties who decided we wanted to see Europe, but as we were all on a budget we saw cruising as the way to go. 3 out of the 4 of us had been on a cruise before so we were ...
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Sail Date September 2008

gjss308 avatar


1 Review Written

Freestyle 2nd time around

Background Information having cruised with NCL before and being a latitudes member decided on this cruise mainly because of the ports of call and the latitudes benefits (or not). tried booking via NCL but were ...
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Sail Date August 2008

platty1968 avatar


1 Review Written

Good holiday but had faults

Just returned from first cruise on Gem 14-21st September. Good points were :- Lovely spacious cabins, we had inside cabin and it was lovely big double bed, plenty of wardrobes, flat screen tv, ...
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Sail Date September 2008

ciacarone avatar


1 Review Written

Review by first time cruiser

Many of the reviews previously posted were from travelers who stayed in suites or rooms with balconies. I hope this helps the traveler who is staying in a regular stateroom. My husband and I (both in early 40s) ...
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Sail Date July 2008

Pennman avatar


1 Review Written

Norwegian Gem - Western Mediterranean

To say that my wife had to work hard to convince me to take a cruise holiday is akin to saying that The Norwegian Gem is quite a nice boat! Only when I was assured that I didn't have to get all dressed up every ...
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Sail Date October 2007

dexddd avatar


1 Review Written

Review plus Tips

I'll cover some of the basic review items plus some tips I had questions about before we left. 10 of us in total (5 kids) all inside cabins. 10th cruise for me - 4th on NCL. June 8 Gem cruise from BCN. Cab from ...
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Sail Date June 2008

Peggy avatar


2 Reviews Written

gem review

We traveled from JFK to Barcelona via Iberia Airlines which did stop in Madrid where we had to change planes to Barcelona. The one strange occurrence was when we changed planes we had to go through security again in ...
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Sail Date May 2008

cualum04 avatar


3 Reviews Written

A Decent Trip

Cruise History: 3 previous cruises with Disney. My husband and I (30 and 26 respectively) traveled alone (no kids or family). Getting there: We flew from ATL to BCN; flight was delayed, but we still had plenty of ...
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Sail Date May 2008

sghetrick avatar


2 Reviews Written

Good Cruise Okay Cruise Line

For a little background, my husband and I are in our late 20's early 30s and have cruised with Carnival, Princess, and Holland America. We were traveling with my in-laws and this was their first ocean cruise. We ...
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Sail Date July 2008

Norwegian Gem Ratings

Public Rooms3.54.1
Fitness Recreation3.53.9
Value For Money5.03.7
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