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Old June 18th, 2010, 06:17 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises
Jean O'Boyle[_3_]
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We have taken the Norwegian Spirit this year, enjoyed her, and plan to take
the Norwegian Gem on a Mediterranean cruise this September.
Has anyone here been on her recently who can give me a report on her?

TIA,
--Jean


"The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples'
money."

Margaret Thatcher


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Old June 18th, 2010, 07:29 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
Paul Krause
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The Gem experience is similar to the Dawn. Unlike the Dawn, the Gem has
its spa in the front of the ship. With huge windows we found it the
perfect spot for sail away in January.

Other differences

One lounge has a bowling alley
the Blue lagoon is above the atrium which is very noisy.

The atrium has a HUGE video screen for Wii tournaments, videos and
commercials. There is no such thing as quiet or peace there.


Absolutely loved the Spirit and the Dawn. Prefer both to the Gem but
overall a decent ship. You'll have a good time.


Paul


In article ,
"Jean O'Boyle" wrote:

We have taken the Norwegian Spirit this year, enjoyed her, and plan to take
the Norwegian Gem on a Mediterranean cruise this September.
Has anyone here been on her recently who can give me a report on her?

TIA,
--Jean


"The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples'
money."

Margaret Thatcher

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Old June 19th, 2010, 02:03 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises
Jack Hamilton[_1_]
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On Fri, 18 Jun 2010 00:17:31 -0500, "Jean O'Boyle"
wrote:

We have taken the Norwegian Spirit this year, enjoyed her, and plan to take
the Norwegian Gem on a Mediterranean cruise this September.
Has anyone here been on her recently who can give me a report on her?


I was on the Gem in December - my report is at
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showpost.php?p=22624783&postcount=4232.

It was a good cruise for the price. They have changed the menus and
some of the other amenities since then.

There are no quiet covered spaces on the ship that I could find (except
for the library). I didn't like the spa as much as the one on the Pride
of Hawaii, but getting the spa pass was still a good idea.

Food was not as good as on the Celebrity Infinity or the Pride of
Hawaii, but was about the same as on the Mercury. The specialty
restaurants were good.

The crew was good.

I might do another cruise on the Gem, but I didn't fall in love with it.
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Old June 19th, 2010, 04:15 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises
Jean O'Boyle[_3_]
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"Paul Krause" wrote in message
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The Gem experience is similar to the Dawn. Unlike the Dawn, the Gem has
its spa in the front of the ship. With huge windows we found it the
perfect spot for sail away in January.

Other differences

One lounge has a bowling alley
the Blue lagoon is above the atrium which is very noisy.

The atrium has a HUGE video screen for Wii tournaments, videos and
commercials. There is no such thing as quiet or peace there.


Absolutely loved the Spirit and the Dawn. Prefer both to the Gem but
overall a decent ship. You'll have a good time.


Paul



Paul, did you take the Mediterranean itinerary while on the Gem?
I just wondered if the itinerary might make a difference as far as the quiet
and peace on the ship.
Thank you for responding to my inquiries.

--Jean


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Old June 19th, 2010, 04:53 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises
Jean O'Boyle[_3_]
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"Jack Hamilton" wrote in message
...
On Fri, 18 Jun 2010 00:17:31 -0500, "Jean O'Boyle"
wrote:

We have taken the Norwegian Spirit this year, enjoyed her, and plan to
take
the Norwegian Gem on a Mediterranean cruise this September.
Has anyone here been on her recently who can give me a report on her?


I was on the Gem in December - my report is at
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showpost.php?p=22624783&postcount=4232.

It was a good cruise for the price. They have changed the menus and
some of the other amenities since then.

There are no quiet covered spaces on the ship that I could find (except
for the library). I didn't like the spa as much as the one on the Pride
of Hawaii, but getting the spa pass was still a good idea.

Food was not as good as on the Celebrity Infinity or the Pride of
Hawaii, but was about the same as on the Mercury. The specialty
restaurants were good.

The crew was good.

I might do another cruise on the Gem, but I didn't fall in love with it.



Hi Jack,
Thank you for your thorough and informative review on the Gem. I have a
feeling she won't be as good as we found the Spirit to be.
The Gem really was not our first choice, as we have done the Mediterranean
on the Renaissance 7 when she was still under the previous ownership and
also the newer HAL Westerdam and they were both extremely enjoyable. Our
daughter, who is with a medical team in Africa, is meeting up with us in
Venice several days before we all sail together... our itinerary is Split,
Croatia and the Greek Isles. Living in and traveling throughout Africa, she
has no need for a formal wardrobe and so we will have to go with a mixture
of smart casual/casual on this one and for that reason we chose NCL Gem. She
has never been to Venice nor the Greek Isles so we are excited about sharing
this with her.

I hope the noise level will be lower than what you experienced on your
journey. Our balcony is on the ninth deck midship with cabins above and
below us; hopefully making it a quieter location.

Thanks again!

--Jean


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Old June 19th, 2010, 12:35 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
MAS
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On 6/18/2010 11:53 PM, Jean O'Boyle wrote:
Hi Jack,
The Gem really was not our first choice, as we have done the Mediterranean
on the Renaissance 7 when she was still under the previous ownership and
also the newer HAL Westerdam and they were both extremely enjoyable. Our
daughter, who is with a medical team in Africa, is meeting up with us in
Venice several days before we all sail together... our itinerary is Split,
Croatia and the Greek Isles. Living in and traveling throughout Africa, she
has no need for a formal wardrobe and so we will have to go with a mixture
of smart casual/casual on this one and for that reason we chose NCL Gem. She
has never been to Venice nor the Greek Isles so we are excited about sharing
this with her.


Thanks again!

--Jean


Jean,

I would imagine that it doesn't make too much difference what ship
you're on, if you're going to the Greek Isles :-)

Marsha



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Old June 19th, 2010, 01:35 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
Jean O'Boyle[_4_]
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On Sat, 19 Jun 2010 07:35:47 -0400, MAS wrote:

On 6/18/2010 11:53 PM, Jean O'Boyle wrote:
Hi Jack,
The Gem really was not our first choice, as we have done the Mediterranean
on the Renaissance 7 when she was still under the previous ownership and
also the newer HAL Westerdam and they were both extremely enjoyable. Our
daughter, who is with a medical team in Africa, is meeting up with us in
Venice several days before we all sail together... our itinerary is Split,
Croatia and the Greek Isles. Living in and traveling throughout Africa, she
has no need for a formal wardrobe and so we will have to go with a mixture
of smart casual/casual on this one and for that reason we chose NCL Gem. She
has never been to Venice nor the Greek Isles so we are excited about sharing
this with her.


Thanks again!

--Jean


Jean,

I would imagine that it doesn't make too much difference what ship
you're on, if you're going to the Greek Isles :-)

Marsha


Marsha, here's a video which is especially made for smartypants like
you.

http://tinyurl.com/5gt7
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Old June 19th, 2010, 02:51 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
Sue Mullen
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Jean O'Boyle wrote:

Marsha, here's a video which is especially made for smartypants like
you.

http://XXXXXXX.com/5gt7


This was not from the real Jean O'Boyle.

sue
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Old June 19th, 2010, 02:53 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
Sue Mullen
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Jean O'Boyle wrote:
"Jack Hamilton" wrote in message
...
On Fri, 18 Jun 2010 00:17:31 -0500, "Jean O'Boyle"
wrote:

We have taken the Norwegian Spirit this year, enjoyed her, and plan to
take
the Norwegian Gem on a Mediterranean cruise this September.
Has anyone here been on her recently who can give me a report on her?

I was on the Gem in December - my report is at
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showpost.php?p=22624783&postcount=4232.

It was a good cruise for the price. They have changed the menus and
some of the other amenities since then.

There are no quiet covered spaces on the ship that I could find (except
for the library). I didn't like the spa as much as the one on the Pride
of Hawaii, but getting the spa pass was still a good idea.

Food was not as good as on the Celebrity Infinity or the Pride of
Hawaii, but was about the same as on the Mercury. The specialty
restaurants were good.

The crew was good.

I might do another cruise on the Gem, but I didn't fall in love with it.



Hi Jack,
Thank you for your thorough and informative review on the Gem. I have a
feeling she won't be as good as we found the Spirit to be.
The Gem really was not our first choice, as we have done the Mediterranean
on the Renaissance 7 when she was still under the previous ownership and
also the newer HAL Westerdam and they were both extremely enjoyable. Our
daughter, who is with a medical team in Africa, is meeting up with us in
Venice several days before we all sail together... our itinerary is Split,
Croatia and the Greek Isles. Living in and traveling throughout Africa, she
has no need for a formal wardrobe and so we will have to go with a mixture
of smart casual/casual on this one and for that reason we chose NCL Gem. She
has never been to Venice nor the Greek Isles so we are excited about sharing
this with her.


Jean, it is wonderful that you will have so much time with your
daughter. I know with her living/working in Africa you don't see her
very much. Enjoy your cruise!!

sue
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Old June 19th, 2010, 03:55 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
Jean O'Boyle[_4_]
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On Sat, 19 Jun 2010 09:51:31 -0400, Sue Mullen wrote:

Jean O'Boyle wrote:

Marsha, here's a video which is especially made for smartypants like
you.

http://blowmyclit.com/hard


This was from the real Jean O'Boyle.

sue


Sue, surely YOU don't meant that!

"Mull" this over, asshole!

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( mullen )
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Thanks again!

--Jean
 




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