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Norwegian Gem

10 Reviews

If you're looking for a freestyle cruise experience that takes you to breathtaking destinations everywhere from North America to the Greek Isles, Norwegian Gem, sister ship to Norwegian Pearl, is the perfect choice. Giving you the freedom you really want from a cruise, including unfixed dining times and dressing up as and when you feel like it, enjoy your time onboard and ashore at your own pace courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line. Whether you're savouring the flavours of Japanese Teppanyaki or Italian dishes at La Cucina, trying your hand at bungee trampolining or singing your heart out in a karaoke session, Norwegian Gem has everything you need to embark on an exceptional cruise holiday.


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Ship Stats and Features

Year Entered Service 01/01/2007
Tonnage 93000
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins 27
Number Of Decks 12
Number Of Elevators 12
Number Of Pools 2
Number Of Restaurants 4
Kids Clubs Yes
Maximum Capacity 2394
Crew 1000
Refurbished 2015

Ship Facilities

Dining

With 11 bars and lounges to explore, topped with 12 restaurants to dine in, Norwegian Gem excels itself in offering all the drinking and eating options you could wish for. Rather than offering just several places to eat, Gem's strength is that everywhere offers something a little different. If you fancy some light Tapas dishes to share with a group, head to the Tequila Latin restaurant. If you're more in the mood for a great American steak, Cagney's Steakhouse will curb your hunger perfectly in a brilliant 1930’s-style dining venue.

Restaurants

  • Grand Pacific Main Dining Room
  • Magenta Main Dining Room
  • Le Bistro French Restaurant
  • Orchid Garden Asian Restaurant
  • Cagney's Steakhouse
  • Flamencos Latin/Tapas Restaurant
  • The Great Outdoors
  • La Cucina Italian Restaurant - updated in late 2015 under the Norwegian Edge project
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Garden Café

Entertainment

Just as with the array of dining options to suit every palate, there is also a bar and lounge serving drinks to please every guest. Care for a specialist malt whiskey to cap off the night? Then you'll do well to find yourself in the Maltings Beer & Whiskey Bar where you can really let the flavours swirl in this relaxing and cosy atmosphere. Everything from cocktails to coffee and fine wines are all taken care of too, adding to the stream of choice on offer during your cruise.

  • Spinnaker Lounge
  • Sky High Bar
  • Star Bar
  • Sushi/Saki Bar
  • Topsiders Bar & Grill
  • Java Café
  • Magnum's Champagne & Wine Bar
  • Maltings Beer & Whiskey Bar
  • Shakers Martini & Cocktail Bar
  • Corona Cigar Club

If you’d prefer to not spend your evening in a bar, head to the Stardust Theatre and catch one of the amazing live performances. Alternatively, if your holiday has got you feeling lucky, try your hand at a slot machine or table game at the onboard casino.

Family

Norwegian Gem also remains a brilliant choice for family cruises, with excellent facilities and activities to please guests of every age. If you want to spend time together as a family, try your hand at some putting practice at the golf driving nets or see who can reach the highest point on the climbing wall. Alternatively, the mix of retro and modern games at the video arcade is bound to be a crowd pleaser.

There are also a range of kids clubs on the ship, with dedicated spaces providing the chance for younger cruisers to learn, play and make new friends.

Things to do

Spa and Fitness

The leisure and entertainment onboard excels in every way on NCL Gem. The jogging track lets you fit in your morning run with ease whilst offering you gorgeous views of the ocean. The outdoor courts allow for a spot of tennis, volleyball or basketball for even more of a sports kick. If you’d like a more thorough workout, the fitness centre is perfect for you. With everything from free weights to exercise machines and group classes, all you need to work up a sweat is right there.

However, heavy exercise isn’t everyone’s idea of a holiday. If this sounds like you, check out the onboard spa and beauty salon where you can expect an extensive menu of treatments, expertly carried out by experienced professionals.

Recreation

With two pools and six hot tubs, the pool deck on Norwegian Gem is always a hit. Whether you like lounging in the sun or doing lengths of the pool, you’re guaranteed to be in amongst the hustle and bustle of cruise ship life in this area. However, if you’re looking for a quieter afternoon, the library, card room and art gallery are all peaceful spaces available for guests enjoyment. While you’re inside, head to the shops and have a browse to see if there are any duty-free treats that take your fancy as a holiday memento.


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