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Norwegian Gem Cruise Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
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2461 reviews
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NCL GEM
thermal suite.
Balcony extremely nice
Cabin 15500 - Deck
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Good First Cruise
"Lovely ship for those who like smaller vessels. Plenty out door space, could always find a sun bed. Cabin was nice & cozy for the 3 of us (sharing with 16 yr old daughter & husband) Good food at..."Read More
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Exceptional service, wonderful memories

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juried
10+ Cruises

NCL Gem Review 3/6/2020 through 3/16/2020 Sorry, this is a long one. I almost did not write it. I mean with so many more serious things on our minds lately. But then I thought, this cruise was exceptional and maybe people need to hear that. 4 Adults in the Garden Villa Suite 14000. Both my husband and I are platinum plus latitude members. We had booked an H3 months prior but once ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Garden Villa


12 Caribbean Cruise on the Norwegian Gem

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seabluffmom
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We enjoyed getting away to the warmth of the Caribbean and overall enjoyed our cruise very much. Getting on the ship in New York was tedious since they were diligently checking all passports to see if people came from or traveled to the Corona Virus infected areas. It took over two hours to be processed and by that time the only area open for lunch was the buffet which my husband and I had ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony


Wonderful winter getaway

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sue12be
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

The Norwegian Gem was a wonderful ship to get away from the winter blahs in Ohio. We traveled to plenty of warm sunshiny ports with great people and great weather. The ship is small which I like. I meet numerous people and saw them several times throughout the cruise and we would talk like lifetime friends. Everyone was happy and worked their butts off to serve you and make the cruise the best ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony


Fantastic music

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protindo
10+ Cruises

Just returned on Friday. The ship is the perfect size. We had very smooth seas. The specialty restaurants were hit or miss. First time to Cagney it was extremely crowded but service was good. Next visit we waited over an hour for entree. We cancelled our third visit. LeBistro was always good. Husband had Escargot . Said it was delicious. I favor their lamb chops. Moderno was good and salad bar ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Courtyard Villa with Balcony


Amazing times

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Dext3
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

Wow. First time on the Gem. I was impressed by how attentive the entire staff was. From the executive officers (who were ALWAYS approachable) all the way down the line, everyone made us feel welcomed. The Cruise Director (and staff) were fun, funny and totally involved with the passengers. The stage shows were excellent. We went to Blazing Boots and Get Down Tonight, both were high energy ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Obstructed Oceanview


Gem 2/24/20

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gymtastic
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Enjoyed restaurants especially La Bistro had 2 excellent experiences there. Loved the ship size felt lines were not as long as on Escape and Breakaway. Cabin space small compared to other ships especially since we had a family size one. Our family size ocean view cabin on the Escape was such an impressive experience that we were expecting the same on the Gem. Also no lower deck outdoor space to ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Nice

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leopitt
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The itinerary and the place of embarkation. the ports we visited would of been nice to stay longer. I enjoyed the anytime djnner. My inside cabin steward was great. Always spoke and always used the first name to say hello. I think that I will cruise again out of New York and will cruise with Norwegian many more. The cruise was a great time to meet new people and a time to enjoy the cruise with ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Inside


Beautiful Ship and great weather!

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subiero
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

I chose this cruise because my senior community was running a group trip including bus transportation to/from NY port. Embarkation was orderly, but the lines to check in were very long, but once we got to the desk it was a breeze from there. We ate lunch at the maining dining room then our rooms were ready. Our balcony cabin "BA" was the only balcony room choice we had. We did try to upgrade to ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


Horrendous cruise to say the least lacking in every category avoid at all cost

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frequency1
10+ Cruises • Age 30s

Everything was a mess, dis-organized and un-professional from beginning to end! Arrived at the NYC port at 11am and had priority embarkation through the Haven, took 30 minutes to go through security and we were told no one was off yet because the ship came in at 10am that morning would be nice if NCL had text or email updates on the ship status otherwise we would have came later to avoid the ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Penthouse with Large Balcony

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Exceeded expectations (but they were low to begin with)

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rocknjoe
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Not a cruise line devotee - i book for itinerary - so the 10 day caribbean out of NYC fit the bill to get some warmth and a break from old man winter with no airplane travel involved - last did NCL in 1989 on the Norway (anyone remember her?) - and had gotten mixed reviews since then - but figured what the heck, let's give her a try THE SHIP: the gem is one of NCL's smallest ships - but with ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony


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