Norwegian Gem

Norwegian Gem current position

Norwegian Gem current location is at US East Coast (coordinates 39.69855 N / -66.33447 W) cruising at speed of 20.6 kn (38 km/h | 24 mph) en route to BAR HARBOR, ME. The AIS position was reported 6 minutes ago.

All Itineraries Current Position

Current itinerary of Norwegian Gem

Norwegian Gem current cruise is 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Maine. Prices start from USD 929 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 12 Jul, 2024 and ends on 19 Jul, 2024.

Date / TimePort
12 Jul 16:00    Departing from Boston, Massachusetts hotels
14 Jul 10:00 - 16:30    Kings Wharf, Bermuda
18 Jul 10:00 - 19:00    Bar Harbor, Maine
19 Jul 08:00    Arriving in Boston, Massachusetts hotels

Specifications of Norwegian Gem

Year of build2007  /  Age: 17
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderMeyer Werft (Papenburg, Germany)
ClassNCL JEWEL
Building costUSD 700 million
Speed24 kn / 44 km/h / 28 mph
Length (LOA)294 m / 965 ft
Beam (width)32 m / 105 ft
Gross Tonnage93530 gt
Passengers2394 - 2873
Crew1070
Passengers-to-space ratio33
Decks15
Cabins1197
Decks with cabins8
Last Refurbishment2015
Christened byCindy Cardella
Owner(NCLH) Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd
Operator(NCL) Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Gem Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 Jun 28 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Maine Boston $999
2024 Jul 05 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Maine Boston $949
2024 Jul 12 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Maine Boston $929
2024 Jul 19 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Maine Boston $949
2024 Jul 26 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Maine Boston $949
2024 Aug 02 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Maine Boston $949
2024 Aug 09 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Maine Boston $899
2024 Aug 16 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Maine Boston $999
2024 Aug 23 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Maine Boston $749
2024 Aug 30 7 days, round-trip Canada New England Portland Bar Harbor Boston $749
2024 Sep 06 7 days, one-way from Boston to Quebec City Boston $699
2024 Sep 13 7 days, one-way from Quebec City to Boston Quebec City $719
2024 Sep 20 7 days, one-way from Boston to Quebec City Boston $799
2024 Sep 27 7 days, one-way from Quebec City to Boston Quebec City $699
2024 Oct 04 7 days, one-way from Boston to Quebec City Boston $899
2024 Oct 11 7 days, one-way from Quebec City to Boston Quebec City $799
2024 Oct 18 7 days, round-trip Canada New England Portland Bar Harbor Boston $799
2024 Oct 28 4 days, round-trip Headbangers Boat Miami
2024 Nov 01 4 days, round-trip Salsa Cruise Miami
2024 Nov 05 4 days, round-trip Hallmark Chanel Christmas Cruise Sailing 1 Miami
2024 Nov 09 4 days, round-trip Andrew McMahons Holiday From Real Miami
2024 Nov 13 4 days, round-trip Rock The Bells Cruise Miami
2024 Nov 17 4 days, round-trip Hallmark Chanel Christmas Cruise Sailing 2 Miami
2024 Nov 21 11 days, round-trip Panama Canal Mexico, Costa Rica Belize Miami $1499
2024 Dec 02 9 days, one-way from Miami to Panama City Miami $679
2024 Dec 11 9 days, one-way from Panama City to Miami Panama City $549
2024 Dec 20 14 days, round-trip Caribbean Bonaire, Aruba Barbados Miami $1749
2025 Jan 03 11 days, round-trip Panama Canal Mexico, Costa Rica Belize Miami $1099
2025 Jan 14 11 days, round-trip Caribbean Curacao, Aruba Dominican Republic Miami $919
2025 Jan 26 5 days, round-trip The Rock Boat XXIV Miami
2025 Jan 31 4 days, round-trip Chris Jerichos Rock N Wrestling Wager At Sea Miami
2025 Feb 04 4 days, round-trip Emos Not Dead Cruise Miami
2025 Feb 08 5 days, round-trip Boots On The Water Miami
2025 Feb 13 4 days, round-trip Sail Across The Sun Miami
2025 Feb 17 4 days, round-trip Flogging Molly Cruise Miami
2025 Feb 22 6 days, round-trip Outlaw Country Cruise 9 Miami
2025 Feb 28 7 days, round-trip Cayamo Cruise Miami
2025 Mar 07 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Miami $349
2025 Mar 10 11 days, round-trip Caribbean Curacao, Aruba Dominican Republic Miami $1019
2025 Mar 21 5 days, round-trip Keeping The Blues Alive At Sea X Miami
2025 Mar 26 5 days, round-trip 311 Caribbean Cruise Miami
2025 Mar 31 4 days, round-trip The Broadway Cruise 3 Miami
2025 Apr 17 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Miami $449
2025 Apr 20 11 days, round-trip Caribbean Curacao, Aruba Dominican Republic Miami $1019
2025 May 05 4 days, round-trip Chefs Making Waves Miami
2025 May 17 2 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Miami $249
2025 May 19 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Miami $529
2025 May 23 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Miami $449
2025 May 26 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Miami $579
2025 May 30 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Miami $399
2025 Jun 02 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Miami $549
2025 Jun 06 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Miami $449
2025 Jun 09 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Miami $579
2025 Jun 13 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Miami $449
2025 Jun 16 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Miami $579
2025 Jun 20 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Miami $449
2025 Jun 23 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Miami $599
2025 Jun 27 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Miami $479
2025 Jun 30 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Miami $629
2025 Jul 04 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Miami $479
2025 Jul 07 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Miami $629
2025 Jul 11 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Miami $499
2025 Jul 14 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Miami $579
2025 Jul 18 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Miami $479
2025 Jul 21 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Miami $579
2025 Jul 25 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Miami $449
2025 Jul 28 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Miami $579
2025 Aug 01 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Miami $449
2025 Aug 04 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Miami $529
2025 Aug 08 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Miami $449
2025 Aug 11 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Miami $529
2025 Aug 15 3 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Miami $399
2025 Aug 18 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Miami $479
2025 Aug 22 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Miami $429
2025 Aug 29 7 days, round-trip Canada New England Portland Bar Harbor Boston $799
2025 Sep 05 7 days, one-way from Boston to Quebec City Boston $699
2025 Sep 12 7 days, one-way from Quebec City to Boston Quebec City $749
2025 Sep 19 7 days, one-way from Boston to Quebec City Boston $749
2025 Sep 26 7 days, one-way from Quebec City to Boston Quebec City $749
2025 Oct 03 7 days, one-way from Boston to Quebec City Boston $779
2025 Oct 10 7 days, one-way from Quebec City to Boston Quebec City $699
2025 Oct 17 7 days, round-trip Canada New England Portland Bar Harbor Boston $799
2025 Oct 24 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Maine Boston $799
2025 Nov 03 5 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Jacksonville $499
2025 Nov 16 5 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Jacksonville $499
2025 Nov 21 5 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Jacksonville $499
2025 Nov 26 5 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Jacksonville $549
2025 Dec 01 11 days, round-trip Caribbean Dominican Republic Antigua Jacksonville $1029
2025 Dec 12 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Grand Bahama Island Jacksonville $379
2025 Dec 16 5 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Jacksonville $449
2025 Dec 21 5 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Jacksonville $749
2025 Dec 26 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Grand Bahama Island Jacksonville $599
2025 Dec 30 5 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Jacksonville $799
2026 Jan 04 12 days, round-trip Caribbean Dominican Republic Bahamas Jacksonville $1099
2026 Jan 16 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Grand Bahama Island Jacksonville $449
2026 Jan 20 12 days, round-trip Caribbean Dominican Republic Bahamas Jacksonville $1099
2026 Feb 01 12 days, round-trip Caribbean Bahamas St. Thomas Jacksonville $1099
2026 Feb 13 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Grand Bahama Island Jacksonville $449
2026 Feb 17 11 days, round-trip Caribbean Dominican Republic Antigua Jacksonville $1079
2026 Feb 28 5 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Jacksonville $499
2026 Mar 05 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Grand Bahama Island Jacksonville $399
2026 Mar 09 5 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Jacksonville $529
2026 Mar 14 5 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Jacksonville $549
2026 Mar 19 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Grand Bahama Island Jacksonville $449
2026 Mar 23 5 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Jacksonville $549
2026 Mar 28 5 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Jacksonville $549
2026 Apr 02 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Grand Bahama Island Jacksonville $449

Norwegian Gem Review

Review of Norwegian Gem

The 2007-built Norwegian Gem cruise ship is the 4th and last of the NCL Jewel-class liners, with sisterships Norwegian Jade, Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Pearl. The NCL Gem ship cost US$390 million to build and was last refurbished in 2015.

The vessel (IMO number 9355733) is currently Bahamas-flagged (MMSI 309951000) and registered in Nassau.

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 a 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 2400-passenger 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.

Decks and Cabins

Norwegian Gem staterooms (1197 total, in 36 grades) include 182x Suites, 360x Balcony, 243x Oceanview and 412 Inside cabins. Most staterooms are sized 140-160 ft2 (13-15 m2). The largest accommodations are the 3-Bedroom The Haven Garden Villa (2320 ft2 / 216 m2, with terrace sized 1035 ft2 / 96 m2).

The boat has 15 decks, of which 12 are passenger-accessible and 8 with cabins.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Norwegian Gem features 13 dining venues with 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 TVs 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 speciality 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 speciality, 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); Blue Lagoon (buffet)
  • Cagney’s Steakhouse (speciality dinner restaurant for prime steaks and gourmet seafood specialities; 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 speciality 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 a jogging track. For a more relaxing atmosphere go to the library, the card room or lifestyle room. What will impress the passengers is definitely the Haven Garden Villas - often booked by famous people like Oprah Winfrey. A lot of free space is available onboard, along with 7 jacuzzis and 3 pools (Sapphire Kid’s Pool). There are also other ways for entertainment such as the Stardust Theater which offers the chance of watching singers and dancers. Entertainment options also include the NCL's FIREWORKS show (on each voyage), "Rock of Ages", "Cirque Dreams", "Illusionarium" (magicians show).

Additional amenities include: Complimentary 24-hour Room-Service, Supervised Kids Program ("NCL Kids"), Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry. NCL Gem tipping/gratuities are US$12 pp per day. On NCL Gem ship, onboard weddings are allowed.

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 (speciality 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).

Itineraries

Norwegian Gem itinerary program is based on cruises from New York (Manhattan cruise terminal) visiting destinations in the Eastern Caribbean, Bahamas and USA_Canada (with "Fall Foliage New England"-themed sailings).

In January 2024, JAXPORT's Board of Directors approved a 3-year homeporting agreement with NCL for seasonal homeporting in Jacksonville Florida (November to April every year through 2028). Starting November 2025, Norwegian Gem offers roundtrip voyages visiting The Bahamas and Eastern Caribbean island destinations. Bookings opened on February 15th (2024).

Norwegian Gem's ex-Jacksonville schedule (during the inaugural season 2025-2026) included mainly 4-5-day itineraries to The Bahamas (Great Stirrup Cay, Freeport, Nassau) as well as 3x 12-day and 2x 11-day Eastern Caribbean itineraries (visiting Great Stirrup Cay, Puerto Plata Dominicana, St Thomas USVI, St John’s Antigua, Basseterre St Kitts, San Juan Puerto Rico).

Following the Coronavirus crisis, in early-April 2021, NCL announced new schedules for the ships Jade (7-day Mediterranean-Greek Islands from Piraeus-Athens/starting July 25), Joy (7-day Caribbean from Montego Bay Jamaica/starting August 15), and Gem (7-day Caribbean from La Romana Dominicana/Punta Cana roundtrips starting August 15).

  • Previously, the boats were planned to restart as follows - Joy (October 19, 2021/Caribbean from Miami), Gem (Oct 29, 2021/Bermuda from NYC), Jade (January 2, 2022/South Africa from Cape Town).
  • In late-May NCL canceled JOY's ex-Jamaica schedule (Aug 7 thru Oct 9).
  • In early-June NCL canceled GEM's ex-Dominicana schedule (Aug 15 thru Oct 10).
  • In July 2021, from NCL Jewel to Gem were transfered several music-themed cruises organized by Sixthman. For more info read in the ship's Wiki section.

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Norwegian Gem Wiki

NCL promoted the Gem ship launch via a dedicated "Gem It Girl" website. Online, the cruise company provided details about the newbuild and prompted its customers to submit entries in order to be chosen a godmother. Mrs Cindy Cardella was the lucky one.

NCL Gem ship is the last of the fleet's Jewel-class liners, with sisterships Jewel, Jade and Pearl. Ship's Inaugural Cruise (maiden voyage) started on October 6, 2007. The 2-day mini-cruise (Oct 6-8) was a roundtrip from homeport Dover England to Amsterdam Holland.

Following the COVID-related suspension, NCL Gem restarted operations in 2021 with a mini-season of 7-day Caribbean roundtrips from the Dominican Republic (August 15 thru October 10).

Date / TimePort
15 Aug 21:00Departing from La Romana, Dominicana
17 Aug 08:00 - 20:00Bridgetown, Barbados
18 Aug 06:00 - 17:00Castries, St Lucia Island
19 Aug 09:00 - 19:00Philipsburg, St Maarten Island, Dutch Antilles
20 Aug 07:00 - 19:00St Johns, Antigua Island
22 Aug 06:00Arriving in La Romana

Prices were in the range USD 500-700 per person with double occupancy. However, the Dominicana homeporting schedule was canceled in early-June and the liner restarted services on November 13, out of NYC (to Bermuda).

For 2021, Sixthman (USA-based travel agency specializing in festivals and music cruises) scheduled the following Miami roundtrips for NCL Gem:

  • October 21-25 (Triple Whammy Chris Jerichos Rock N Wrestling Rager At Sea) to Grand Bahama Island
  • October 25-29 (SS Neverender) to Nassau
  • October 29 - November 3 (The KISS Kruise X) to Harvest Caye Belize and Isla Roatan Honduras
  • November 3-7 (Soulshine at Sea) to Great Stirrup Cay
  • November 7-12 (The Rock Boat XXI) to Great Stirrup Cay and Puerto Plata Dominicana
  • November 12-18 (The Melissa Etheridge Cruise IV) to Great Stirrup Cay, Ocho Rios Jamaica, Nassau
  • Note: Originally, these music-themed voyages were scheduled for NCL Jewel ship.

NCL Gem refurbishment 2015 review

The list of deckplan changes after the ship's drydock 2015 refurbishment (October-November) includes:

  • Penthouse Suites renovation
  • lounge renovations (Horizon, and Spinnaker /observation lounge)
  • new dining venue will be added (O'Sheehan's Bar & Grill)
  • relocation of Moderno restaurant (from deck 8 to deck 13) and replacement of the Blue Lagoon restaurant with the new O'Sheehan's Pub (deck 8)
  • relocation of the Cagney's Steakhouse on deck 8, to make a place for the new Brazilian restaurant "Moderno Churrascaria" and the Mojito Bar "Sugarcane" (replacing the Star Bar).
  • new furnishings (custom-crafted), and new furniture for the relaxation deck areas (decks 11-12)
  • new wall coverings, LED lighting, carpeting
  • many original artworks were added in public areas.

During drydock 2015, 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 a dry mode, as well as in open and closed loops.