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This was a 7 night cruise from Boston to Bermuda. I booked this last minute and it was just me (30’s female) and my two children (8 and 10) We had a large window in the room, and had the room organized with two beds separated and one bed ‘bunk’ style. The kids loved having what was basically bunk beds on a cruise ship. The room was perfectly sized with adequate storage. More than I thought there would be. Tons of random cubbies and drawers. Seas were rough on our way to Bermuda, the kids thought it was super fun being in the ‘wave’ pool, as the water in the pool created huge waves. They had to close the pool a few times because of this. Even though my kids are great swimmers, I only let them swim while using the life vests, they thought these were very comfortable as well. If you want a chair on the pool deck then you’ll need to wake up very early to ‘claim’ yours. I went up at 10am and all of the chairs had towels clipped to them or bags on them, but nobody sitting in them. The food was fantastic. I only went to the restaurants where the food didn’t cost any extra though. The kids wanted the buffet every night but we got to most of the places and the food and menu offerings were fantastic everywhere. The service was better than excellent. Ankit, our waiter at the o’sheehans restaurant, learned (and remembered!) the kids names and interests. After learning that my daughter is very interested in art he even drew her some pictures on his note pad. Very cool giraffe, ankit! The kids loved the kids club. They kept asking to go to it even when I was like ‘but don’t you want to come swimming with me? Hot tub? Anything?’ Nope... kids club is where it’s at. I am already looking into booking another cruise! (On day 6 all three of us got a nastyyyyyyy cold. I’m still fighting it over a week later. I don’t know how that happened considering how often our hands are sanitized, but it happened)

Fantastic experience

Norwegian Gem Cruise Review by Kascarter7

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2019
  • Destination: Bermuda
  • Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window
This was a 7 night cruise from Boston to Bermuda. I booked this last minute and it was just me (30’s female) and my two children (8 and 10)

We had a large window in the room, and had the room organized with two beds separated and one bed ‘bunk’ style. The kids loved having what was basically bunk beds on a cruise ship.

The room was perfectly sized with adequate storage. More than I thought there would be. Tons of random cubbies and drawers.

Seas were rough on our way to Bermuda, the kids thought it was super fun being in the ‘wave’ pool, as the water in the pool created huge waves. They had to close the pool a few times because of this. Even though my kids are great swimmers, I only let them swim while using the life vests, they thought these were very comfortable as well.

If you want a chair on the pool deck then you’ll need to wake up very early to ‘claim’ yours. I went up at 10am and all of the chairs had towels clipped to them or bags on them, but nobody sitting in them.

The food was fantastic. I only went to the restaurants where the food didn’t cost any extra though. The kids wanted the buffet every night but we got to most of the places and the food and menu offerings were fantastic everywhere.

The service was better than excellent. Ankit, our waiter at the o’sheehans restaurant, learned (and remembered!) the kids names and interests. After learning that my daughter is very interested in art he even drew her some pictures on his note pad. Very cool giraffe, ankit!

The kids loved the kids club. They kept asking to go to it even when I was like ‘but don’t you want to come swimming with me? Hot tub? Anything?’ Nope... kids club is where it’s at.

I am already looking into booking another cruise!

(On day 6 all three of us got a nastyyyyyyy cold. I’m still fighting it over a week later. I don’t know how that happened considering how often our hands are sanitized, but it happened)
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