On January 10, Norwegian Gem will become the 10th NCL ship to cross the expanded Panama Canal. Among NCL Gem's new ports in 2019 are Oranjestad, Kralendijk, Santa Marta, Cartagena, Puntarenas, Willemstad, Puerto Quetzal, LA, Manzanillo, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, and Corinto.
NCL Gem is the last Jewel-Class liner with capacity over 2300 passengers. The vessel features some of fleet's biggest suites (Garden Villas / sized over 4000 ft2), sleeping up to 8 guests, and including a living room, 3 large bedrooms, private garden, terrace hot tub.
The cruise liner also has a kid’s waterpark, climbing wall, casino, 15 dining options, 14 bars and lounges.