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NCL Norwegian Gem Overview

Launched in 2007, the NCL Norwegian Gem cruise ship is a real treasure. Sailing year-round from New York to destinations in the Bahamas, Caribbean, Canada and New England, she is a firm favourite among the North American cruise market.

Specs: NCL Norwegian Gem at a glance
The NCL Norwegian Gem weighs 93,530 tonnes and measures 965 feet in length. She can accommodate 2,394 guests and 1,101 crew members.

Accommodation: NCL Norwegian Gem rooms and suites
There are six accommodation categories onboard the NCL Norwegian Gem: inside, oceanview, balcony, mini-suite, suite and ‘The Haven’, an exclusive residence with its own private areas and sunny garden terraces. Whether you’re a budget conscious traveller looking for a place to lay your head at night, or after a spacious, luxurious retreat, there’s a room to suit your needs.

Entertainment: things to do on board the NCL Norwegian Gem
From fun outdoor activities to dazzling nighttime live entertainment, there’s plenty to keep you occupied onboard the NCL Norwegian Gem. Here are some highlights:

  • Curl up with a good book in the cozy library or card room
  • Enjoy a dip in the Tahitian pool or surrounding hot tubs
  • Treat yourself to some pampering at the Mandara Spa and Thermal Suite
  • Watch live comedy, magicians and production shows in the Stardust Theatre
  • Socialise over a fine beverage in one of many bars, clubs and lounges

Food: NCL Norwegian Gem restaurants
Eating onboard the NCL Norwegian Gem is an absolute delight. The food is fresh, beautifully presented and most importantly, delicious!

Dining included in your NCL Norwegian Gem fare:

  • Grand Pacific Main Dining Room
  • Magenta Main Dining Room
  • Bali Hai Bar & Grill: casual bites and bar snacks
  • Garden Cafe: buffet
  • Great Outdoors: outdoor buffet
  • O’Sheehan’s: Irish pub fare
  • Orchid Garden: Asian restaurant
  • Room service (please note late-night orders may incur a small charge)

Specialty dining (not included in your ticket):

  • La Cucina: Italian restaurant
  • Moderno: Brazilian steakhouse
  • Le Bistro: French restaurant
  • Cagney’s: American steakhouse
  • Teppanyaki: Japanese cuisine, including sushi bar
Destinations: NCL Norwegian Gem itineraries
For most of the year the NCL Norwegian Gem makes 10-day round trips from New York to the Eastern Caribbean. She also occasionally sails to the Bahamas and Florida, and Canada and New England. On Caribbean sailings, most shore excursions make the most of sunny weather and the region’s beautiful water, with activities such as snorkelling, kayaking, diving and swimming with marine wildlife all popular options.

Things to remember: Onboard the NCL Norwegian Gem
Here are a few things to keep in mind as you plan your holiday onboard the NCL Norwegian Gem:
  • The atmosphere onboard is very relaxed and the dress code reflects this, with casualwear allowed day and night. If you’d like to dress up, the Grand Pacific is the place to dine.
  • Daily gratuities are expected and will be added to your onboard account. The currency is the US dollar.
  • Families are welcome, with a dedicated youth area and organised activities to keep children of all ages happy.