Review of Norwegian Gem deck 12 (Kids-Teens-Spa-Lido-Pool)
Garden Cafe & Kid’s Cafe (364 seats indoor buffet restaurant, complimentary; with a special kids area with smaller chairs and tables; early breakfast 6-7 am, Breakfast 7-11 am, Lunch 12-2:30 pm, Dinner 5:30-9:30 pm)
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 8-10:30 am, then 11:30-5 pm; ice cream, complimentary poolside barbecues 12-1:30 pm)
LifeStyles Room (28 seats, books, card/board games)
Internet Cafe (24-hour 8 Internet computers room)
Library (22 seats, books, Sudoku, board games)
Card Room (28 seats)
Body Waves Fitness Centre (gym, studio, complimentary aerobics and fitness classes, Pilates and Yoga are at surcharge; open 6 am – 11 pm)
NCL Gem’s Ying & Yang Spa complex (surcharge services; has Mandara Spa, Beauty Salon, treatment rooms, sauna, steam room, Gym, thalassotherapy pool, adults-only pool with 2 Whirlpools)
Tahitian Beach Pool (outdoor family pool with Waterslide (10 am-6 pm), 2 Whirlpools, 144 sunbeds, 14 stools and 314 deckchairs, Table Tennis; swimming pool served by Topsiders Bar)
Sapphire Kid’s Pool (outdoor pool with slides, paddling pool)
Tree Top Kid’s Club (lounge area for kids between 2 and 12 yo, capacity 43; PlayStations, Nintendo, PCs, indoor kids play area)
Video Games Arcade (37 machines, open 24-hour)
Leopard Lounge & Disco Club (teens only area, capacity 58, for the NCL’s Entourage teen programme; has huge TVs, Playstations, jukeboxes, dance floor).