Overall we enjoyed our first river cruise, down the Danube from
Passau to Budapest. The cabin was excellent with fully sliding
doors to create a balcony effect, and a very spacious and well
appointed bathroom. Food was generally good, but was getting a bit
repetitious by week's end. Tours were mostly informative, with only
1 or 2 disappointments. There was not as much actual river time as
we would have liked, and I still prefer the larger ocean cruises
but am not sorry we did this one.
I am currently on the Norwegian Gem, headed out of the private
island, Great Stirrup Cay, to the Bahamas.
This morning an elderly passenger reported being pushed down a
flight of stairs: my wife, son and I saw him on the floor,
This afternoon on the private island, my wife was attacked by a
group of teen passengers and her hand was cut by a thrown rock,
requiring sutures. So far, the ship denies any knowledge.
We are being billed for the medical services, my wife cannot
swim for the remainder of her birthday vacation and she needs to
have the sutures removed when we return home. Ship has done nothing
so far. Vacation ruined, Norwegian could care less.
Life guard at private island beach did nothing. Security at
private island beach did nothing. Norwegian staff on board doing
nothing. If you value your life, this is probably not the ship for
The cruise was terrible. They did not provide the excursions
that were listed on their website. Crew was unfriendly and
terrible. Food quality was low. Save your money and wait for
another cruise line to come to Cuba!