I just got back from the Gem. They still have a few "Kinks" to work out, but the ship is beautiful. The food is fantastic.
The video game area's change machine did not work and not all the games take dollar bills.
The bowling alley is supposed to have four lanes and only three were working.
They could not get the Patriot's game on the satellite TV and there were many unhappy passengers.
The gem lecture promised an emerald to everyone who attended and they gave us a fake gold coin instead. Very disappointing
The weather - We were sailing thru the Nor'Easter and a lot of passengers got sick. There were barf bags everywhere for those who lost their cookies
Went to the Java Cafe and waited 30 minutes for a speciality coffee.
The Kid's Camp was excellent!
My cabin steward was exceptional.
The ship was very clean.
The food was great.
However, free style is not for me. I'm a CCL lover!