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Went to Quebec from Boston and then did the return trip. Ports at Bar Harbor, Halifax, Charlottown, and Quebec were awsume. Semi suite cabin was very nice. Food was average; some very good, some not so good. Same with the intertainment. Over-all we had a great time and would book this trip again.
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Sail Date: September 2019
Cabin Type: Suite
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Destination: Canada
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Norwegian Gem

64 reviews
Traveler (667)
Common Areas (1,325)
Dining and Bars (917)
Itineraries for this ship
8 Night Cruise to the Bahamas
Departure date
Friday, 12/13/19
New York (Manhattan), Port Canaveral (Orlando), Port Canaveral (Orlando), Great Stirrup Cay, Nassau, New York (Manhattan)
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Passengers: 2,394   |   Crew: 1,070
Passengers to crew: 2.24:1
Passengers to space: 39:1
Launched: 2007   


  • Deck 4
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 9
Additional decks
Deck 4 layout
  Mid-Ship Inside (IE)  
  Oceanview Porthole Window (OG)  
  Mid-Ship Oceanview Porthole Window (OF)  
  Inside (IX)  
  Inside (IF)  
Medical Center


    Cabin size: 162 - 287 sq. ft.
    Connected rooms: 152
    Accessible rooms: 8
    Maximum passengers: 4
    Number of cabins: 716

    Activities & Entertainment

    Activities (43)
    • Aerobics
    • Arts & Crafts classes
    • Basketball / Tennis Courts
    • Behind the Scenes Tour*
    • Bowling*
    • Bowling*
    • Bridge Viewing Room
    • Chess
    • Chess
    • Climbing Wall
    • Dance Classes
    • Deck Games
    • Deck Parties
    • Fitness Center
    • Fitness Classes*
    • Game Shows
    • Gaming Lessons*
    • Golf
    • Golf
    • Hair Salon*
    • Hot Tubs (5)
    • Hydrotherapy Pool*
    • Internet Café*
    • Jogging Track
    • Karaoke
    • Late Night Music and Dancing
    • Live Nightly Music
    • Pools (2)
    • Poolside Games
    • Relaxation Female Thermal Suite*
    • Relaxation Male Thermal Suite*
    • Sauna
    • Shuffleboard Court
    • Spa & Salon*
    • Sports Court
    • Sports Games Televised
    • The Library
    • Trivia
    • Video Arcade*
    • Wine Tasting*
    • Entourage Teen Club
    • Splash Academy
    • Splash Academy Youth Center
    Entertainment (8)
    • Bliss Ultra Lounge Night Club
    • Casino*
    • Comedy Performances
    • Onboard Movie Screenings
    • Spinnaker Lounge
    • Stardust Theater
    • Stardust Theater
    • Stardust Theater
    Dining (23)
    • Grand Pacific Main Dining Room - American
    • Magenta Main Dining Room - American
    • Moderno Churrascaria - Brazillian*
    • Garden Café - Casual
    • Garden Café - Casual
    • The Grill - Casual
    • Magnum's Champagne & Wine Bar - Champagne Bar*
    • Orchid Garden Asian Restaurant - Chinese
    • Corona Cigar Club - Cigar Bar*
    • Star Bar - Clubby Bar*
    • Atrium Café & Bar - Coffee Bar*
    • Le Bistro French Restaurant - French*
    • Ice Cream Bar - Ice Cream
    • La Cucina Italian Restaurant - italian*
    • Teppanyaki - Japanese*
    • Sake Bar - Japanese Sake*
    • Kids' Café - Kids Fare
    • Shakers Martini & Cocktail Bar - Martini Bar*
    • Topsiders Bar - Pool Bar*
    • Cagney's Steakhouse - Steakhouse*
    • Bali Hai Bar & Grill - Surf Shack
    • Sushi Bar - Sushi*
    • Maltings Beer & Wiskey Bar - Whiskey Bar*
    * May require additional fees
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    We cruise at least once a year. This is the longest cruise we have been on but it was so fun. Ferdie the cruise director is amazing, he and his team had us dancing, laughing and checking our freestyle to see when we can enjoy them again. The shows on the ship are top notch
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    NCL Gem is not a mega ship but is big enough to have almost everything that you need to enjoy. Great entertainment and funny hard-working cruise director. The crew members provided good services at all time. The balcony cabin was normal size comparing to other cruise ships
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    After having been on several Celebrity cruises, we tried this one. Food is scant and terrible! The buffet cannot begin to compare with the offering on Celebrity boats. In the nicer restaurants, food was also terrible. If you prefer quantity over quality then you’ll be ok on
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    This particular cruise began in Quebec and ended in Boston. The checking in process worked very well ,with no queuing. The cabin was quiet and well maintained. The crew on this ship were particularly friendly and efficient. The food in the buffet and restaurants was of a good
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    The cabin lacked maintenance - trim detached - drawers worn out and difficult to open. Dining room and buffet food was dull and uninspired. Crew was fun. Two of the 5 shows we attended were very good. Dancing and singing by crew members. Magician and comic were just OK.
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