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Robert

Age: 30

Occupation:finance

Number of Cruises: 5

Cruise Line: Norwegian

Ship: Gem

Sailing Date: 2010-12-11

Itinerary: bahamas

Hi, I just had taken the NCL GEM cruise ship to the bahamas. I would have to say that this cruise was the worst vacation I ever had. This is my 5th cruise, and it was the worst one yet by NCL GEM. First, the night before the cruise they changed plans and decided not to stop at one of the ports. Instead of staying at another port, they cut it short by one day. They gave us a cheap 100 dollars per cabin on board cash credit. Basically you will spend your money regardless on their ship anyway. 100 per person would of been nice. Then instead of leaving port on saturday 4pm they decided to leave around 9pm or so. So right from the start they were not doing good. The cruise ship staff was very very unorganized at all times. It reminded me of the island of misfit toys where they put their worst staff on this ship. Every waiter we had was horrible except for one person in the magenta dining room. A few times they ran out of things we asked for. One time for breakfast they ran out of brown sugar, another time a soup on the menu, the coffee was horrible, the salmon seemed like a week old already or more..The entertainment was horrible, there was only one club on the ship and it wasn' t that good at all. Now they start to charge for cappucino's. Before it used to be free. This cruise line tries to nickle and dime everything you do and there is always a sales pitch somewhere.

The food wasn't good at all. This was the worst food on any cruise that I ever taken. The food didnt seem fresh and they try to be so different with the food selection it made it horrible. English muffins on the eggs benedict were stale, the salmon wasn't that fresh. one day they ran out of soup on the menu, one morning they ran out of sugar. IN the garden cafe, there wasn't any of hte placemats ( knives forks ) on the table. The coffee was bad. The waiters weren't good at all. Nothing about this cruise was good. It was a big waste of money and I talked to many ppl on this ship and i say about 8 out of 10 would probably agree with me on everything. Overall the food was about a 5 out of 10.

stateroom was good. no complaints there. staff kept it clean. really only good thing about this ship

horrible. barely anything to do. nothing to do during the day except sales pitch seminars about the art, future cruises and what not. the bingo was to muchj money. cheapest to buy in on the last day was 40. Last time it was 20 on the NCL Dawn. There was only one club which wasn't good at all, and the bars were ok. The best entertainment was the piano guy who sang. HIs name was greg and he was good. THank god for him.

I did the excursions. they were good, but expensive I thought for the allowed time you got on each excursion.

Horrible and worst cruise yet. Dont cruise the NCL GEM cruise ship. Never again am I cruising NCL.

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