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Quebec City Norwegian Gem Cruise Reviews

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First time cruising, last time with NCL

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Neophyte2020
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

My mom, a Florida resident, wanted to see the fall foliage and thought a cruise through Canada and New England would be a good way to do it. That said, we saw the most foliage in Quebec City, which is a beautiful town; in Port Charlotte, also very nice; and on a shore excursion to Lunenberg (from Halifax). As for watching the foliage from our balcony on the ship... the weather wasn't good and we ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


Food was dull and uninspired.

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Norwegian19
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Food lacked seasoning but there was salt on every table. It was basically the same for the entire week. Desserts were especially boring. Cabin lacked maintenance but was clean. And why the hangers with the ball on the top - who steals hangers? Especially difficult to use when ship was rocking. A couple of the shows were very good - dancing and singing by the crew members. The magician did, ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


Excellent cruise for a Canada visit, but be aware of fall weather impact

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teamh5721
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

This cruise option had the best port schedule for a Canada cruise. Disappointed that Portland Maine port was cancelled. Day at sea as a result was very rough. Room was terrific, as was our steward. Enjoyed Norwegian's flexible meal schedule options, did not miss having an assigned waitstaff. Ship layout was easy to follow after the first few days. Spa and spa services were terrific. Liked ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Aft-Facing Mini-Suite with Balcony


Married couple

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Granma2002
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I wanted to see Canada during colorful Fall weather and I was NOT disappointed. Love that we have graduated to suite category now. Butler and Concierge are really nice touches. Was not as impressed with Teppanyaki chefs as I have been on other ships. Although the food was good, their flare was not impressive.. Cagney's Steakhouse was great. Moderno Brazillian Steakhouse was not great ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Penthouse with Large Balcony


Never again will I travel with Norwegian Cruise Line

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C P Hia
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise to see the Fall colours in Canada. This was our first cruise with NCL and we had no reason to be biased. We travelled with 3 other couple, one of whom had traveled on a NCL ship before and told us they enjoyed the cruise around the Hawaiian Islands and the food was good. Our experience was just the opposite. It began well but my wife ate some food, probably a salad on the ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


Disappointment

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stjetcats
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Destinations were good, a bit boring at Sydney Nova Scotia Miss communication between ncl rep and agency rep and ncl online. I choiced shore credit and was told final destination could be one,,however after booking I was told by shore excursion offc that not true, however the beginning of the cruise port Quebec I could use it for..but wasn't able to due to the miscommunication. Also book as ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Obstructed Oceanview


The people you are with make your trip something special

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Betzseb
6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

Great value I had a great time and would definitely do it again. The ports were well chosen, just the time at the ports could be longer. It was sometimes a little bit rushy. The food onboard is great, a final cake walk would be great, and thr prizes at the specialty restaurants are too high.the food there is great though. Overall, there is a good chance beeing again onboard ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Inside


Formulaic Food - lost in translation

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Mowzer
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

After witnessing how badly passengers were treated on the recent NCL Spririt Mystical Fjords Cruise, With an appalling 25% discount on a future cruise, it has become obvious NCL sees customers only as livestock. Ship is old(2005), refurb in 2015. Jewel class ships now look worn and dated. The lack of amenities compared with the newer Breakaway/Bliss class of ships is very evident. The ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


NCL: I Won’t Be Back

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aakathleen
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I am an experienced cruiser having sailed at least 20 times in Alaska, Europe, the Caribbean, and Canada/New England. Most of my experience has been with Celebrity, which I love, but I have also cruised with Princes, Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Holland America. This was my first cruise on Norwegian and I will not be back. Here is why. The drinking water policy on the ship is obviously ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


If you're used to Celebrity or better, do not go on Norwegian

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sergiomedrano
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

If you're used to spending your holidays in the hands of Celebrity or better cruise lines, I would not recommend you try Norwegian because you'll be disappointed several times per hour. Their processes are efficient and streamlined, but the quality of everything on board is rather poor. We found it took us more than half hour to find a place to sit in the garden cafe since the weather wasn't ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Inside


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