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Obviously, New England customers are entitled to...
Obviously, New England customers are entitled to a nice ship, so have fun with the Gem. But sending us the Dawn in lieu of sending it to the scrap yard in Jakarta is insulting. Wasn't the Breakaway...
Ahhh....this bath tub/shower thing rears it's...
Ahhh....this bath tub/shower thing rears it's head again! I can't put my finger on it at the moment, but there has been discussion in the past about the tubs: some people love; others hate it! I...
LeBistro tends to be fancier, with many men...
LeBistro tends to be fancier, with many men wearing a jacket (but with khakis and polo shirts - country club attire I guess you would call it.) The menu is also more formal, which may or may not fly...
Just saw this elsewhare. check it out - good be...
Just saw this elsewhare. check it out - good be what you are looking for:

parkjockey.com
I believe it is $40 per night, but only for the...
I believe it is $40 per night, but only for the first 10 days, then you pay nothing for a period of time. A word of caution: it is an outdoor lot, so if it snows your car will be plowed in. Not a...
On NCL you will see very little formal wear. By...
On NCL you will see very little formal wear. By "formal" I mean tuxedos, etc. There will be some, but not many. You will see a handful of jackets and ties,and a decent number of men wearing...
Others have said it, so I'll chime in too: the...
Others have said it, so I'll chime in too: the lack of the Great Outdoors on the Dawn is a real issue, possibly a deal breaker.
Spot on - well said. I'll only add that I've...
Spot on - well said. I'll only add that I've found every Deck 11 cabin to be noisy. If not under the Garden Cafe, then you have to deal with the deck chairs being stacked, the deck power washed,...
I tried hooking up my laptop to the TV in the...
I tried hooking up my laptop to the TV in the past with poor results. First, access to the USB slots is not easy - TV is fixed in place. On the one occasion I was able to get my chubby hands back...
Just goes to show: different strokes for...
Just goes to show: different strokes for different folks! I had no problem with the cabin itself; we were (and always have been) on Deck 11, but next time I'll probably one deck lower. They may be a...
Actually, I don't think she is. I'm fairly...
Actually, I don't think she is. I'm fairly certain that I've read on here that the GEM is going to be positioned to a new home port. Texas, I think. NYC will be getting another larger ship.
Nice looking - similarity to other ships...
Nice looking - similarity to other ships notwithstanding. And a respectable number of passengers. I admit that we are only looking at an artist's rendition, but I still don't see someplace quiet...
Dress code has become even more relaxed than it...
Dress code has become even more relaxed than it was a couple years ago - which was already pretty relaxed. A couple years ago I witnessed people being turned away from Grand Pacific because they...
I would take the actual bottles if at all...
I would take the actual bottles if at all reasonable to do so. If asked by authorities they can be identified and you can prove via the prescription number/source that you are allowed to have the...
If you booked your journey through a travel...
If you booked your journey through a travel agent, they sometimes can get access and make a reservation for you. I took that route last month when I experienced a similar problem. If not, then make...
I don't recall Barbados, but you could be...
I don't recall Barbados, but you could be correct. Certainly Antigua, and one year there was an island in the Dominican Republic.
GEM 10 Cruise - Eastern Caribbean - Observations
Hello. This should in all rights go in the "Reviews" section, but I am curious as to my fellow members' thoughts, which is not an option in that area.

Took the 10 day cruise in the beginning of...
Book a head of time. They limit the number of...
Book a head of time. They limit the number of passes they sell, although admittedly, I have never had a problem purchasing on board. day passes are limited and not available on all days,...
Ship threads
Hello. On old website, in addition to a forum on each cruise line, there was also one on each ship. looked today and can't find much on GEM. Something came up, but I have a hard time believing...
That actually can be a challenge. The bars...
That actually can be a challenge. The bars listed above are fine, but they are not perfect. Where music is involved, it can be loud and crowded, and the type of music may not be to your liking. ...
When I did it last I drove to the lower level and...
When I did it last I drove to the lower level and gave the porter my large bags and then drove to the garage and walked back a few blocks. Did the same when I parked at the terminal, but I had to...
Apologies; I may have given you the link for the...
Apologies; I may have given you the link for the Maasdam, which is also for sale. I believe the correct one is below. Regardless, you get the idea!
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I have never been on the Koningsdam, but I would...
I have never been on the Koningsdam, but I would go on it sight unseen over the Veendam. The Veendam was old 10 years ago. It is a nice ship for getting into small and shallow ports. In Bermuda,...
Why skip the winter coats? You can just shove...
Why skip the winter coats? You can just shove them in your luggage once you are on board and they can stay there until you return to NYC, where, presumably, you will need/want them. As for other...
I've been on GEM many times, just recently in...
I've been on GEM many times, just recently in fact. They have recently updated its' decor, which has helped. It does give an air of being older, but that may be just because I've been on it so many...