Norwegian Gem

Norwegian Gem Review and Specifications

Specifications of Norwegian Gem

Year built2007  /  Age : 11
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderMeyer Werft (Papenburg, Germany)
ClassJewel
Building costUSD 700 million
Owner(NCLH) Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd
Operator(NCL) Norwegian Cruise Line
Speed24 kn / 44 kph / 28 mph
Length (LOA)294 m / 965 ft
Beam (width)32 m / 105 ft
Gross Tonnage93530 gt
Passengers2394 - 2873
Crew1010
Passengers-to-space ratio33
Decks15
Cabins1197
Decks with cabins8
Last Refurbishment2015
Christened byCindy Cardella

Current itinerary of Norwegian Gem

Norwegian Gem current cruise is 9 days, one-way from Quebec City to New York. Prices start from USD 549 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 19 Sep, 2018 and ends on 28 Sep, 2018.

Date / TimePort
20 Sep      Departing from Quebec City, Canada   
22 Sep 12:00 - 19:00     Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Canada   
23 Sep 09:00 - 18:00     Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada   
24 Sep 08:00 - 17:00     Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada   
25 Sep 10:00 - 18:00     Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada   
26 Sep 10:00 - 18:00     Boston, Massachusetts   
27 Sep 10:00 - 18:00     Newport, Rhode Island   
28 Sep      Arriving in New York, Cape Liberty NYC   

Review of Norwegian Gem

Launched in 2007, Norwegian Gem is the 4th and last of Norwegian Cruise Lines Jewel-class ships, together with Norwegian Jade, Norwegian Jewel and Norwegian Pearl. The NCL Gem ship cost US $390 million to build and was last refurbished in 2015.

History - construction and ownership

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is a subsidiary company of the shipping corporation Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NCLH). NCL was founded in 1966, headquartered in Miami (Florida USA) and publicly traded (NASDAQ) company listed on NYSE (NYC). NCLH's major shareholders are the corporations Apollo Global Management (American), Genting Group (Malaysian) and TPG Capital (American). In 2017, the brand NCL had worldwide cruise market share 8,7% (passengers) and 8,4% (revenue). NCLH (shipowner) owns the brands NCL, Oceania and RSSC (Regent).

NCL Norwegian Gem cruise ship

The 93,530-ton, 2,400-passenger cruise ship Norwegian Gem is Norwegian Cruise Line's newest ship of the Jewel class, designed and built by the German shipyard, Meyer Werft. The Norwegian Gem took all features of a typical Jewel-vessel and offers a myriad of highlights and services for all onboard.

Cruise itinerary program

Norwegian Gem itinerary program is based on cruises from New York (Manhattan cruise terminal). Feature destinations include Eastern Caribbean, Bahamas and Canada with “Fall Foliage New England” themed sailings.

Cabins

Most Norwegian Gem staterooms are 140-sq.foot Inside rooms (412). There are a total of 1197 staterooms in 35 categories. The largest aboard Norwegian Gem are the Haven Garden Villa Suites (2320 ft2).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Norwegian Gem features 13 dining venues which offer flexible hours, open seating and excellent service. Passengers will not find set tablemates and assigned dining times here. The availability at restaurants can be checked on plasma TV's throughout the ship. If the dining options are booked up for certain times, the screens list alternative reservation suggestions. Reservations can be also made in advance once onboard. Better book early at the smaller restaurants, especially for parties. Complimentary coffee, hot tea and iced tea are served with meals; bottled water, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are at an additional charge.NCL Norwegian Gem cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Norwegian Gem restaurants and food bars.

  • Magenta Restaurant (forward Dining Room, complimentary, with Your Time dining)
  • Le Bistro (French specialty dinner-only restaurant; reservations-only; US$20 cover charge)
  • Orchid Garden (Asian restaurant, dinner-only, complimentary since 2015)
  • Sushi Bar (10-seat Orchid Garden restaurant, a la carte); Sake Bar (inside Orchid Garden)
  • Teppanyaki (Japanese Hibachi specialty, reservations-only restaurant; US$25; open for Lunch and Dinner; features live cooking demonstrations)
  • Grand Pacific Restaurant (aft-location Dining Room; complimentary; Freestyle dining)
  • O’Sheehan’s Neighbourhood Bar & Grill (sports bar, with 24-hour American cuisine - burgers, steaks, desserts; complimentary)
  • Bali Hai Bar & Grill (complimentary fast food bar)
  • Cagney’s Steakhouse (specialty dinner restaurant for prime steaks and gourmet seafood specialties; reservations-only, US$30 cover charge per person and free Kids Menu)
  • Moderno Churrascaria (Brazilian steakhouse; reservations-only; US$20 per person cover charge; with outdoor seating waterfront area)
  • La Cucina (Italian specialty restaurant; reservations-only, US$15 cover charge; with outdoor seating waterfront area)
  • Garden Cafe (complimentary buffet restaurant with various cuisine stations); Kid's Cafe
  • The Great Outdoors (outdoor buffet restaurant, complimentary)
  • Topsiders Bar & Grill (poolside, complimentary).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

There are a lot of bars and nightclubs for entertainment onboard Norwegian Gem, as well as fitness facilities, rock climbing wall and jogging track. For more relaxing atmosphere go to the library, the card room or lifestyle room. What will impress the passengers? Definitely the Haven Garden Villas visited by famous people like Oprah Winfrey. A lot of free space is available onboard. There are also other ways for entertainment such as the Stardust Theater which offers the chance of watching singers and dancers.NCL Norwegian Gem cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Norwegian Gem lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Stardust Theatre (1042-seat; features Broadway-style musical productions; two grand-shows per night)
  • Bar City complex (Maltings Beer & Whisky Bar, Shakers Martini & Cocktail Bar, Magnum’s Champagne & Wine Bar); Corona Cigar Bar; Star Bar; Sugarcane Mojito Bar
  • Spinnaker Lounge (372-seat, with floor-to-ceiling windows; serves as disco & night club); Java Cafe
  • Atrium (2-deck midship hub area with a big-size LED screen, dance area and live entertainment)
  • Leopard Lounge & Disco Club
  • Atrium Cafe & Bar (specialty tea & coffee bar)
  • Internet Cafe (24-hour); Art Gallery; Photo Gallery & Shop
  • LifeStyles Room;
  • Library;
  • Card Room;
  • Gem Club Casino
  • Gem’s Trade Routes Boutiques (tax and duty free boutiques)
  • Bliss Ultra Lounge & Nightclub
  • Ying & Yang Spa complex (Thermal Suite, Snow Room, Salt Room, Medi Spa, Smile Spa, Treatment Rooms, Beauty Salon, Barber Shop); Body Waves Fitness Centre; Tahitian Beach Pool; Sapphire Kid’s Pool
  • Tree Top Kid’s Club; Video Games Arcade
  • Courtyard Fitness & Spa complex (Villas-guests only, Steam Room, Gym)
  • Rock Climbing Wall; Combined sports court; Jogging Track; Golf Nets; Shuffleboard, Giant Chess).

Norwegian Gem wiki

  • Cabin grades number: 36
  • Total number of cabins: 1197 (of which 360 Balcony, 412 Inside)
  • Dining Rooms: Grand Pacific, Magenta
  • Restaurants and food bars: "LE BISTRO" (French specialty restaurant), "MODERNO" (Brazilian steakhouse), "ORCHID GARDEN" (Asian), "TEPPANYAKI" (Japanese), buffets (BLUE LAGOON, GREAT OUTDOORS, Garden Cafe, Kid’s Cafe), "LA CUCINA" (Italian), "CAGNEY'S" (steakhouse), grills (TOPSIDERS, BALI HAI), Sushi.
  • Lounges & Bars: "BAR CITY" complex (Maltings, Shakers, Magnum’s), FYZZ (nightclub), CORONA (cigar), SAKE BAR, MODERNO, STAR BAR.
  • Amenities: Complimentary 24-hour Room-Service, Supervised Kids Program ("NCL Kids"), Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry. NCL Gem tipping/gratuities are US$12 pp pd. On Norwegian Gem cruise ship onboard weddings are allowed.
  • Entertainment - the NCL's FIREWORKS show (on each sailing), magic and comedy shows ("PRESUMED MURDERED", "THE SECOND CITY", WHITE HOT PARTY, WORLD BEAT).
  • YING & YANG Spa complex (Mandara Spa, BODY WAVES fitness), 7 jacuzzis, 3 pools (Sapphire Kid’s Pool), casino.
  • NCL promoted their Gem ship launch via her "Gem It Girl" website. Online, the line provided details about the new vessel, and prompted the line's previous customers to submit an entry in order to be chosen a godmother. And Cindy Cardella was the lucky one.
  • Norwegian Gem cruise ship is the last of the Jewel-class Norwegian Cruise Line ships. Her sisters in the fleet are the NCL ships JewelJade and Pearl. The Gem's Inaugural Cruise (Maiden Voyage) was from the UK on October 6-8, 2007 (round-trip from Dover England to Amsterdam).
  • During NCL Gem's 2015 refurbishment, the ship was retrofitted with new "scrubbers" (exhaust gas cleaning systems). The new scrubber technology reduces the equivalent of approx 1500 tons of the poisonous gas Sulfur Oxide. Norwegian Cruise Line was the first cruise company retrofitting with a scrubber hybrid system vessels while in service. The new in-line scrubbers (5 units) are lightweight and able to operate in dry mode, as well as in open and closed loops.

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Norwegian Gem Itineraries

The below listed Norwegian Gem cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Norwegian Cruise Line fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 May 26 7 days, round-trip & Florida from New York New York
2018 Jun 23 7 days, round-trip & New England from New York New York
2018 Jul 14 7 days, round-trip & Florida from New York New York
2018 Aug 11 7 days, round-trip & Florida from New York New York
2018 Aug 18 7 days, round-trip & Florida from New York New York
2018 Aug 25 7 days, round-trip & Florida from New York New York$999
2018 Sep 01 7 days, round-trip & Florida from New York New York$499
2018 Sep 08 10 days, one-way from New York to Quebec City New York$599
2018 Sep 19 9 days, one-way from Quebec City to New York Quebec City$549
2018 Sep 28 9 days, one-way from New York to Quebec City New York$589
2018 Oct 08 12 days, one-way from Quebec City to New York Quebec City$749
2018 Oct 20 7 days, round-trip & New England from New York New York$649
2018 Oct 27 7 days, round-trip & Florida from New York New York$499
2018 Nov 03 7 days, round-trip & Florida from New York New York$449
2018 Nov 10 5 days, round-trip from New York New York$499
2018 Nov 15 11 days, round-trip Caribbean from New York New York$699
2018 Nov 26 12 days, round-trip Caribbean from New York New York$749
2018 Dec 08 7 days, round-trip & Florida from New York New York$429
2018 Dec 15 7 days, round-trip & Florida from New York New York$499
2018 Dec 22 11 days, round-trip Caribbean from New York New York$1599
2019 Jan 02 18 days, one-way from New York to Los Angeles New York$999
2019 Jan 20 7 days, round-trip Riviera from Los Angeles Los Angeles$649
2019 Jan 27 19 days, one-way from Los Angeles to New York Los Angeles$1149
2019 Feb 15 10 days, round-trip Caribbean from New York New York$929
2019 Feb 25 11 days, round-trip Caribbean from New York New York$799
2019 Mar 08 10 days, round-trip Caribbean from New York New York$849
2019 Mar 18 10 days, round-trip Caribbean from New York New York$749
2019 Mar 29 14 days, round-trip Caribbean from Boston Boston$899
2019 Apr 12 7 days, round-trip Round-trip Boston Boston$799
2019 Apr 19 7 days, round-trip Round-trip Boston Boston$649
2019 Apr 26 7 days, round-trip Round-trip Boston Boston$649
2019 May 03 7 days, round-trip Round-trip Boston Boston$699
2019 May 10 7 days, round-trip Round-trip Boston Boston$699
2019 May 17 7 days, round-trip Round-trip Boston Boston$879
2019 May 24 7 days, round-trip Round-trip Boston Boston$749
2019 May 31 7 days, round-trip Round-trip Boston Boston$749
2019 Jun 07 7 days, round-trip Round-trip Boston Boston$949
2019 Jun 14 7 days, round-trip Round-trip Boston Boston$849
2019 Jun 21 7 days, round-trip Round-trip Boston Boston$949
2019 Jun 28 7 days, round-trip Round-trip Boston Boston$1049
2019 Jul 05 7 days, round-trip Round-trip Boston Boston$949
2019 Jul 12 7 days, round-trip Round-trip Boston Boston$1049
2019 Jul 19 7 days, round-trip Round-trip Boston Boston$949
2019 Jul 26 7 days, round-trip Round-trip Boston Boston$949
2019 Aug 02 7 days, round-trip Round-trip Boston Boston$1029
2019 Aug 09 7 days, round-trip Round-trip Boston Boston$999
2019 Aug 16 7 days, round-trip Round-trip Boston Boston$999
2019 Aug 23 7 days, round-trip Round-trip Boston Boston$949
2019 Aug 30 7 days, round-trip Round-trip Boston Boston$899
2019 Sep 06 7 days, one-way from Boston to Quebec City Boston$899
2019 Sep 13 7 days, one-way from Quebec City to Boston Quebec City$799
2019 Sep 20 7 days, one-way from Boston to Quebec City Boston$899
2019 Sep 27 7 days, one-way from Quebec City to Boston Quebec City$799
2019 Oct 04 7 days, one-way from Boston to Quebec City Boston$899
2019 Oct 11 7 days, one-way from Quebec City to Boston Quebec City$799
2019 Oct 18 7 days, round-trip Round-trip Boston Boston$799
2019 Oct 25 14 days, round-trip Caribbean from Boston Boston$1299
2019 Nov 08 13 days, round-trip Caribbean from Boston Boston$1199
2019 Nov 22 10 days, round-trip Caribbean from New York New York$879
2019 Dec 02 11 days, round-trip Caribbean from New York New York$849
2019 Dec 13 8 days, round-trip & Florida from New York New York$749
2019 Dec 21 14 days, round-trip Caribbean from New York (Holiday) New York$2199
2020 Jan 04 20 days, one-way from New York to San Francisco New York$1729
2020 Jan 24 21 days, one-way from San Francisco to New York San Francisco$1829
2020 Feb 14 10 days, round-trip Caribbean from New York New York$949
2020 Feb 24 11 days, round-trip Caribbean from New York New York$999
2020 Mar 06 10 days, round-trip Caribbean from New York New York$949
2020 Mar 16 10 days, round-trip Caribbean from New York New York$949