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Embarkation did not go well. We did not get on the ship until 4 or so. There were a lot of upset people including myself and my husband. The ship was nice and organized. Our balcony cabin was very nice. Dining, well that was another story. We did not have one hot meal from the buffet or the restaurants we ate at. The flounder was not much thicker than a couple of pieces of paper and tasteless. I had the shrimp and mushroom Alfredo a few times and the pasta was not cooked all the way. So I ended up eating a lot of salads and fruit. The only thing hot was the coffee. Entertainment and Activities were good. Service was good. Ports and shore excursions were good until our last port got canceled due to weather going home. Yes we will go again but not in the spring and sorry but not on Norwegian. We didn't travel with children. We went on this cruise for our 47th anniversary and the only thing that the cruise line offered us was a piece of cake in one of the top of the line restaurants. No thank you.

Unenjoyable

Norwegian Gem Cruise Review by kathrinebuskey

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2019
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
Embarkation did not go well. We did not get on the ship until 4 or so. There were a lot of upset people including myself and my husband.

The ship was nice and organized.

Our balcony cabin was very nice.

Dining, well that was another story. We did not have one hot meal from the buffet or the restaurants we ate at. The flounder was not much thicker than a couple of pieces of paper and tasteless. I had the shrimp and mushroom Alfredo a few times and the pasta was not cooked all the way. So I ended up eating a lot of salads and fruit. The only thing hot was the coffee.

Entertainment and Activities were good.

Service was good.

Ports and shore excursions were good until our last port got canceled due to weather going home.

Yes we will go again but not in the spring and sorry but not on Norwegian.

We didn't travel with children.

We went on this cruise for our 47th anniversary and the only thing that the cruise line offered us was a piece of cake in one of the top of the line restaurants. No thank you.
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Cabin Review

Balcony
Cabin BC 9006
The cabin was very nice and clean.
Deck 9 Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins