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  1. NCteacherlovescruising

    Norwegian Sun or Gem

    I'm not that familiar with NCL ships. We have only sailed on the Getaway, and we loved it. I think these are older ships, so I'm not expecting them to be as nice, but is one of these better/cleaner/nicer than the other? We are looking at a 5 day Cuba cruise on the Sun or a 7 day Bermuda on the Gem. We're having a hard time making up our minds. I think we would enjoy either cruise, but I have only done one 5 day cruise and I thought it was too short. My husband likes the price of that one better though. If there's much of a difference in ship quality, it may help us make up our mind. There's about an $800 difference on an ocean view, or we can get a balcony on the Sun for $250 less than the ocean view on the Gem ($500 if we can use 2 NextCruise vouchers). Also, do you know if they would let us use 2 NextCruise vouchers for a 5 day Cuba cruise if we book a balcony? Thanks in advance for any information you can provide!
  2. newbiecruiser25

    Which Dock for Norwegian Gem?

    Trying to plan the closest beach to visit since I hear Magens is often packed.
  3. Hi all, just used a couple cruise rewards and booked a minisuite on the Gem quite a ways out, Jan 2021. The deposits are so big for suites right now, so just used cruise rewards but could only get at best a minisuite. So, our pcl booked us into 11060 but just read somewhere on here that the 11th deck is terrible for noise....I couldn't handle that. Anyone have any good info? I am a cruise snob lol.... haven't been in anything other than a suite or haven for quite some time....this might be a shock to my system hahaha. Are there even coffee pots? It has been 2 years since I have cruised so things seem to have changed.... Thoughts? Thanks! Crbrowniegirl
  4. cruisin56

    Norwegian Gem

    Why is the Roll Call for NCL Gem for Nov 26th. Only shows up to Nov 15th
  5. Snoozy15

    Norwegian gem

    we was on the May sailing from New York for the cruise, 26th may. Boat not as pretty as other ships we have been on , cost cutting ship, food was great in the speciality dining, but apart from that the buffets not that great, sad to see so much food being wasted, when people round the world starving, just take a little and go up,again if you want more , entertainment well seen better , the dancers were brilliant, bingo lady drove me up the wall,, why are they so obsessed with how long you have been married, Def not for me this cruise company, sitting on the balcony well we had to come in with the smell of people smoking wacky Baccy and listening to loud music , so ncl you are not for me,
  6. CalGal777sprotoge

    Norwegian Gem Thanksgiving 2018

    Has anyone sailed on the Gem during Thanksgiving? Wanting to know if we can expect a traditional holiday meal? Are the holiday nights generally more formal attire? Thank you in advance for your feedback...
  7. I was watching the Gem while she was in New York this past Saturday, and am watching her docked now in Nassau, between the RCI Enchantment and Mariner OTS, and it seems to my eye, that the Gem is producing far too much smoke....as if it had a bad fuel injector(s), or something. I haven't heard of her having any propulsion issue's at all, but it doesn't appear aesthetically well with all that pollution pumping into the air... Any thought's on this? https://www.portnassauwebcam.com/
  8. AAAagent18

    Norwegian Breakaway

    Hello All, I am on the March 3rd sailing on the Breakaway. I have taken plenty of cruises and booked a lot for clients but never on Norweigan due to the negative reviews that we always are hearing. But I recieved a deal I couldnt pass up for this week so I booked it. We are in room 10276 which is a balcony. We also book under the specialty and free beverage package promotion. Is there anything we should be aware of about theses promotions we picked? Or about the ship? and about Port of New Orleans? All information and tips are greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Justin
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  10. Hi. Sailing on the Gem in January on the 19 day Panama Canal Cruise from LA to NY. A friend and I have booked a mid ship balcony room. If and when we receive an invitation to bid on an upgrade, what are the thoughts on the mini suites? For such a long cruise (19 days) I figure a bit more space would be nice. But while speaking to an NCL customer service person today she mentioned that there might be noise from draining the pool which they do in the middle of the night. Hmm! Anyone have experience they can share about noise? That would be a deal breaker for me. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  11. I mentioned Hurtigruten to friends who are . 60 years old and live in Oslo. They told my I was crazy to travel with you and asked if I wanted to ride the "bus at sea" and eat re-heated box food. I'm guessing this is a perception from the history of your company and doesn't reflect the current business model? What are you doing to shed your old image and stereotypes? Mike
  12. We would love to hear port activity recommendations for the Norwegian Spirit Summer Solstice fjords cruise. If feasible to DIY we would of course like to minimize expenses as we have a group of 4 adults and booking through the cruise line is expensive! Ports will be Geriranger, Flam, Haugesund, Stavanger, Trondheim, Hammerfest and Honningsvaag
  13. Denise012667

    Vegan on Norwegian Gem?

    Hi everyone. My husband and I are vegan and sailing on the Gem this weekend. Any other vegans on these boards who have sailed with them? Will it be difficult to get food? I contacted the access desk and their help and encouragement was minimal. They said they couldn't guarantee anything (whatever that means) and to talk with the restaurant manager and executive chef. I am planning to do that. I don't require anything super fancy but would like to eat more than a salad for every meal. Anyway, just wondering if anyone had experience with this ship and eating vegan. Thank you.
  14. I've been assigned cabin 8512 on the Norwegian Gem for an upcoming New England/Canada cruise. Has anyone sailed in this cabin before? How much up/down movement is there this far forward in the ship? Is there any noise from the stage which is below the cabin? Would really appreciate any input from anyone with experience in this location or nearby.
  15. JellyBean07

    NCL Gem

    Can anyone tell me about the current entertainment on the Gem? Who is planning and where? What is worth seeing?
  16. Aquahound

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  17. We are considering taking a cruise to the Norwegian Fjords in August on either Royal Caribbean or Holland America (They have the best dates that work for us.) I was wondering if anyone had taken a cruise to the fjords in August, and if so, what the weather was like. I had read that August could be the rainiest month, and was wondering if this impacted your trip at all. Thank you for your help in advance.
  18. DanGre66

    Norwegian cruise line

    I have sailed on Disney, Carnival, and Royal Caribbean, I saw some deals on Norwegian and wanted to get some opinions before I look. I love Disney and Royal Caribbean but Carnival is not my favorite as it seems more of a young party crowd on board. Would love to hear how Norwegian compares. Thanks in advance. Dan
  19. susan1957

    Food on Norwegian

    Hi there, (I know everyone's taste buds are not the same, having said that)....how would you compare Norwegian's food to that of Carnival...if you have sailed on both lines...TIA
  20. WendyCity11

    Norwegian Star

    I will be on the Norwegian Star for her Eastern Caribbean voyage (St. Thomas, Tortola, Bahamas) and was wondering is this the first time the Star will be doing this itinerary? Looking for the dailies, reviews, information, etc. Looked around the CC site and was unable to find anything. Thank you for your help!
  21. Barefootwoman

    Studio Cabins Norwegian

    Have any of you cruised with Norwegian in a studio cabin as a single? how was the experience, did you easily meet up with other solo or single cruisers? thanks
  22. In a few weeks (March 31, 2019 to April 7, 2019), I am sailing on the Norwegian Breakaway. Does any of the stores on the Norwegian Breakaway sell postcards? If so, do you remember which one(s)? I enjoy mailing postcards. I will be buying postcards while at port, but if there are any postcards for sell on the Norwegian Breakaway, I will pick up a few on the ship also.
  23. Jthomasou

    Soda in Norwegian Bliss

    Are there soda machines or do you get cans from the bar like on Carnival
  24. Aquahound

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  25. RealSoxFan

    Comparison Dawn and Gem

    Considering NCL Gem Boston to Bermuda. Have previously sailed happily on Dawn. Read reviews and looked at pics. Seeking input from experience cruisers who have sailed on both ships. Concerned with comments that ship is showing her age, surly bartenders, so so food, and that effect of that gigantic slide on sundeck space. Also considering mini suite vs balcony cabin. Any thoughts on if this is a good value for additional rate. Thanks, NCL cruisers.