Cruises Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Cruises activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report Cruising, On A Star Under A Bridge
  2. 2 Cruise Insurance - Worth it?
  3. 3 Trip Report Uniworld's Bordeaux, Vineyards & Chateaux River Cruise
  4. 4 Ketchikan, Alaska Misty Fjord seaplane options
  5. 5 Alaska/Cruiseline/Itinerary
  6. 6 Cozumel Water Temp for Snorkling
  7. 7 Which caribbean cruise line is the best?
  8. 8 Choosing a river cruise company in Europe..
  9. 9 My horror story from Norwegian Sky
  10. 10 Trip Report We finally made up our minds...
  11. 11 Alaska from Seattle: Princess? Norwegian? Holland American?
  12. 12 Trip Report Time For An Escape
  13. 13 Cruise with Young Children in April
  14. 14 round trip Hawaii cruise
  15. 15 Celebrity Infinity South America and Antarctica Packing Help
  16. 16 Trip Report Alaska Shore excursion on the cheap
  17. 17 No Turkey For NCL In 2016
  18. 18 Holland America South America 21 day cruise
  19. 19 Miami End-of-Cruise Day With Luggage??
  20. 20 Parking at Port Everglades, FL
  21. 21 airport transfer
  22. 22 Best Blue Cruise in Marmaris-Turkey
  23. 23 Yea! Just booked cruise
  24. 24 Transportation from airport in Papeete to cruise terminal
  25. 25 Trip Report One Ocean Scam
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report NCL's GEM - So Aptly named

Jump to last reply

Sailing out of NYC is so easy.

Booked an inside cabin on Deck 9 close to elevators as a single @ a great rate. The downside of this cruise were the ports: Cape Canaveral, private island & Nassau.
Upside was the fantastic staff; a plethora of specialty restaurants & constant daily Staff activities w/1 main show each evening shown twice plus 1 or 2 other evening activities.

For parents, the kids program was very good & children were quite happy from what we observed.

Weather was balmy once we were out of NY area w/constant music entertainment poolside. Plus the usual contests, ice-carving demo, etc. Casino was always packed.
Bingo is quite expensive.

Schedule was changed so we overnighted in Nassau. One can take the $4 ferry over to Paradise island & @ Atlantis pay $39 to view the Dig, Shark pool etc avoiding the $119 ship excursion OR go after 6 p.m. when there is no fee. However ferry stops at 5:30 p.m. so one has to take a cab.

We had a CruiseCritic Meet & greet which was attended by all top officers w/refreshments offered & had a chance to chat w/the Captain, Chef, Hotel Director, etc.
Events Coordinator instrumental in helping me chair this.

Loved the French restaurant cusine. 2 Main Dining rooms w/the Pacific much more pleasant. One side of menu never changes; other side has daily specialty w/about 4 other choices in apps, entrees & desserts. The topside buffet always packed w/many many choices including soft-serve & regular ice cream offerings.

We embarked @ noon; and I self-disemarked @ 8:10 w/plenty of cabs waiting.
The staff was very organized in every way.

Ask away for more details.

2 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement