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Norwegian Gem
         

Overview: A multitude of choices, including many dining options, add up to a very attractive vacation package, highly suitable for families with children, in a floating leisure center that provides ample facilities for enjoyment....

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A Gem Of An Experience On Ncl.

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  • White, NORWICH - Commented on this review

    Re your comment about the mysterious extras on your taxi trip in Barcelona. We have recently done a similar journey and they add on an extra charge for each piece of luggage! So be warned for the future.

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  • powell, luton - Commented on this review

    We paid 32 euros each way from the airport to the port and back,but there were only 2 of us,how many of youmthey charge extra for 4 or more.

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  • McBride, ALEXANDRIA - Commented on this review

    Had a similar taxi experience. The metered fare from our hotel was just under 13 euros. When I gave the driver 15 euros he informed me that the fare was 20 euros! When I protested he explained that there were surcharges to enter and exit the cruise terminal. The term 'rip-off' comes to mind!

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  • R, Watford - Commented on this review

    Agree but hey the marKeting is working " I realised how much I was missing!!!" that is exactly what the cocktail party is all about Next time you go for deck 14.

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    • Lacey, Durham Commented on a comment by R (06 Oct 09 07:33)

      You are right and wrong. Yes - it's a marketing ploy and no - I won't be going up there next time because it's far too expensive for me. But it was a nice touch and I appreciated the opportunity.

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  • Irving, GRAVESEND - Commented on this review

    Did you have any trouble to get on the hydrofoil to sorrento or did you go early to miss the crowds. Do they go quite frequently and how long does it take. Glad you had an enjoyable cruise we are going on 11th October 2009 and havent sailed on the Norwegian Gem before.

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    • Lacey, Durham Commented on a comment by Irving (08 Oct 09 11:47)

      The jetfoil leaves at 9:00am and the return is at 1:40pm so you get about 4 hours to savour the delights of Sorrento. The boats are very INFREQUENT and if you miss the early one the next is at 11:00am so you are snookered. It's 11 euros each person each way. Please don't miss the FOREIGNERS CLUB. It's 50 yards down the road which you have to walk down leading to the little dock so you can't miss it (on the right through a wide gateway and nice garden). The terrace is simply wonderful with views for which to DIE! I'll post some photos on the site right now. Your bottle of Sorrento limoncello will be snaffled on your return to the Gem and you get it back on the last night of the cruise. Have great time and please report back via this site.

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