Norwegian Gem

Norwegian Gem current position

Norwegian Gem current location is at North West Atlantic Ocean (coordinates 25.91125 N / -79.66595 W) cruising en route to MIAMI US. The AIS position was reported 3 minutes ago.

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Specifications of Norwegian Gem

Year built2007  /  Age: 14
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
Crew1070
Passengers-to-space ratio33
Decks15
Cabins1197
Decks with cabins8
Last Refurbishment2015
Christened byCindy Cardella
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Norwegian Gem Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Aug 15 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Harvest Cay, Cozumel Roatan Miami $671
2021 Aug 22 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Harvest Cay, Cozumel Roatan Miami $622
2021 Aug 29 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Harvest Cay, Cozumel Roatan Miami $622
2021 Oct 17 4 days, round-trip Bahamas Great Stirrup Cay Nassau Miami $440
2021 Nov 21 7 days, round-trip Bahamas South Carolina, Orlando Great Stirrup New York $643
2021 Nov 28 11 days, round-trip Caribbean Dominican Republic San Juan New York $1273
2021 Dec 09 5 days, round-trip Bermuda New York $503
2021 Dec 14 5 days, round-trip Bermuda New York $503
2021 Dec 19 7 days, round-trip Bahamas South Carolina, Orlando Great Stirrup New York $902
2022 Jan 02 7 days, round-trip Bahamas South Carolina, Orlando Great Stirrup New York $566
2022 Jan 09 10 days, round-trip Caribbean Dominican Republic Grand Turk New York $909
2022 Jan 19 10 days, round-trip Caribbean Dominican Republic Grand Turk New York $811
2022 Jan 29 10 days, round-trip Caribbean Dominican Republic Grand Turk New York $811
2022 Feb 08 10 days, round-trip Caribbean Dominican Republic Grand Turk New York $811
2022 Feb 18 10 days, round-trip Caribbean Dominican Republic Grand Turk New York $860
2022 Feb 28 10 days, round-trip Caribbean Dominican Republic Grand Turk New York $909
2022 Mar 10 10 days, round-trip Caribbean Dominican Republic Grand Turk New York $951
2022 Mar 20 10 days, round-trip Caribbean Dominican Republic Grand Turk New York $853
2022 Mar 30 10 days, round-trip Caribbean Dominican Republic Grand Turk New York $853
2022 Apr 14 10 days, round-trip Caribbean Dominican Republic Grand Turk New York $1343
2022 Apr 24 15 days, one-way from New York to Civitavecchia New York $1280
2022 May 09 11 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $1840
2022 May 20 9 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1511
2022 May 29 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1462
2022 Jun 05 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1308
2022 Jun 12 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1301
2022 Jun 19 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1399
2022 Jun 26 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1350
2022 Jul 03 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1392
2022 Jul 10 5 days, round-trip Mediterranean Greece, Croatia Montenegro Venice $1070
2022 Jul 15 9 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $2162
2022 Jul 24 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1350
2022 Jul 31 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1350
2022 Aug 07 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1217
2022 Aug 14 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1168
2022 Aug 21 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1168
2022 Aug 28 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1175
2022 Sep 04 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1175
2022 Sep 11 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1126
2022 Sep 18 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1126
2022 Sep 25 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1077
2022 Oct 02 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1035
2022 Oct 09 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $986
2022 Oct 16 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $986
2022 Oct 23 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $944
2022 Oct 30 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $902
2022 Nov 06 7 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice $853
2022 Dec 08 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to New York Barcelona $1014
2022 Dec 26 7 days, round-trip Bahamas South Carolina, Orlando Great Stirrup New York $1000
2023 Jan 02 12 days, one-way from New York to Panama City New York $1217
2023 Jan 14 11 days, one-way from Panama City to New York Panama City $1203
2023 Jan 25 12 days, one-way from New York to Panama City New York $1217
2023 Feb 06 11 days, one-way from Panama City to New York Panama City $1203
2023 Feb 17 10 days, round-trip Caribbean Dominican Republic Grand Turk New York $1112
2023 Feb 27 11 days, round-trip Caribbean Round-Trip New York Dominican Republic San Juan New York $1077
2023 Mar 10 11 days, round-trip Caribbean Round-Trip New York Dominican Republic San Juan New York $1126
2023 Mar 21 10 days, round-trip Caribbean Dominican Republic Grand Turk New York $1112
2023 Mar 31 5 days, round-trip Bermuda New York $762
2023 Apr 05 10 days, round-trip Caribbean Dominican Republic Grand Turk New York $1161
2023 Apr 15 15 days, one-way from New York to Civitavecchia New York $1301
2023 Apr 30 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $1140
2023 May 07 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1196
2023 May 14 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1245
2023 May 21 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1294
2023 May 28 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1343
2023 Jun 04 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1392
2023 Jun 11 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1441
2023 Jun 18 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1490
2023 Jun 25 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1546
2023 Jul 02 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1546
2023 Jul 09 5 days, round-trip Mediterranean Greece, Croatia Montenegro Venice $1042
2023 Jul 14 9 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $2043
2023 Jul 23 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1595
2023 Jul 30 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1595
2023 Aug 06 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1441
2023 Aug 13 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1392
2023 Aug 20 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1392
2023 Aug 27 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1343
2023 Sep 03 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1343
2023 Sep 10 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1343
2023 Sep 17 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1343
2023 Sep 24 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1294
2023 Oct 01 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1196
2023 Oct 08 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1196
2023 Oct 15 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1196
2023 Oct 22 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1140
2023 Oct 29 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1091
2023 Nov 05 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Santorini, Mykonos Croatia Venice $1042
2023 Dec 22 11 days, round-trip Caribbean Dominican Republic San Juan New York $1658

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.

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). Featured destinations include Eastern Caribbean, Bahamas and Canada with “Fall Foliage New England” themed sailings.

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 Dominican Republic/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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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 Coronavirus-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 Island
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.

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