Garden Cafe & Kid’s Cafe (364 seats indoor buffet restaurant, complimentary; with a special kids area with smaller chairs and tables; early breakfast 6-7am, Breakfast 7-11am, Lunch 12-2:30pm, Dinner 5:30-9:30pm)
La Cucina (104 seats) is the Italian specialty restaurant (reservations-only, cover charge US$15 PP, kids charged a full cover). The Cucina restaurant is open between 5:30-9:30 pm and has large tables. The NCL Gem’s Italian dining experience is marked by a casual atmosphere and large portions (perfect for family dinners) and traditional Italian fine wines and gourmet cuisine specialties – pizzas, pastas, seafood, classic salads, freshly baked breads, desserts (including ice cream).
The Great Outdoors (220 seats outdoor buffet restaurant, complimentary, Breakfast 8:30-12am, Lunch 12:30-2:30pm, snacks at 3-5:30pm and 9:30-11:30pm)
Topsiders Bar & Grill (poolside, complimentary; serves the nearby whirlpools and the sunning area; breakfast 8-10:30am, then 11:30-5pm; ice cream, complimentary poolside barbecues 12-1:30pm)