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Norwegian Gem

Capacity
2,394
Crew
1,076
Tonnage
93 530
Length
965 ft (294.13 m)
First voyage
2007
Decks
15

Norwegian Gem is a Jewel class cruise ship of Norwegian Cruise Line. She is the final cruise ship of the Jewel class and was built by the German shipyard, Meyer Werft.

History

The Norwegian Gem was the newest cruise ship in Norwegian Cruise Line's fleet until the debut of Norwegian Epic June 2010. Construction began on 7 June 2006 at the Meyer Werft Shipyard of Papenburg, Germany. She was delivered to Norwegian on 1 October 2007. Norwegian promoted the launch of this ship via her own website, "Gem It... Read more

Norwegian Gem

Capacity: 
2,394
Crew: 
1,076
Tonnage: 
93 530
Length: 
965 ft (294.13 m)
Beam: 
106 ft (32.31 m)
First voyage: 
2007
Decks: 
15

Norwegian Gem is a Jewel class cruise ship of Norwegian Cruise Line. She is the final cruise ship of the Jewel class and was built by the German shipyard, Meyer Werft.

History

The Norwegian Gem was the newest cruise ship in Norwegian Cruise Line's fleet until the debut of Norwegian Epic June 2010. Construction began on 7 June 2006 at the Meyer Werft Shipyard of Papenburg, Germany. She was delivered to Norwegian on 1 October 2007. Norwegian promoted the launch of this ship via her own website, "Gem It Girl", which in addition to providing details about the ship, also prompted previous customers' of Norwegian to submit an entry to be chosen as her godmother.

As with the rest of Norwegian's fleet, Norwegian Gem utilizes the "Freestyle" cruising concept, which allows guests to dine in any number of restaurants, in casual attire, at times of their own choosing.

The Norwegian Gem also is one of the four ships that had the Nickelodeon program. The Nickelodeon program ended in January 2016. The Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Epic and Norwegian Breakaway also had the program.

Vessel class

Norwegian Gem is the fourth of Norwegian's Jewel-class. She was preceded by Norwegian Jewel in 2005, and both Norwegian Jade (originally Pride of Hawaii) and Norwegian Pearl in 2006. Each ship has unique amenities, but has a similar exterior and interior design.

Norwegian Gem has a similar exterior appearance to Norwegian's Dawn-class ships; Norwegian Star, which entered service in 2001, and Norwegian Dawn, which entered service in 2002. The interior design and amenities, however, are significantly different and merit Norwegian Gem a Jewel-class designation.

Cruises

Norwegian Gem spent her initial season at her home port in Manhattan, sailing a variety of cruises to the Bahamas, Florida, and the Southern Caribbean.

For Summer 2008 the ship was based in Barcelona, Spain operating 7-night cruises to various Mediterranean destinations.

During winter 2009, the ship commenced a series of 7-day Bahamas/Florida cruises, and then consecutive 1-night cruises. From April 2011 to October 2011, the ship began sailing on Sundays on a 7-day cruise from New York City to Bermuda service.

The Norwegian Gem operated on 9 Day Eastern Caribbean cruise & 10 Day Canada/New England cruise to Quebec in New York. In 2013, Norwegian Gem continued 9-day Caribbean sailings and 7-day Bahama & Florida sailings.

In 2014, Norwegian Gem carried out 9-day Caribbean sailings, 7-day Canada/New England sailings, 1-day and 2-day New York sailings.

​Currently, Norwegian Gem operates cruises to the Bahamas & Florida, the Caribbean, and Canada & New England departing New York.

 

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Norwegian_Gem

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Attractions on Norwegian Gem


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Stardust Theater (balcony)

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It's showtime! And we've got a really big show for you at the Stardust. Enjoy Broadway and Vegas-style shows with cocktails before or after dinner.
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Internet Cafe

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No matter how far you are from home, having access to the Internet is always nearby at the Internet Cafe. Original works of art by a wide range of well-known artists are on display and can be purch...
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The Great Outdoors

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Dine alfresco at this spacious outdoor buffet with many choices that will surely keep you coming back for more.

Climbing Wall

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Test your skill as you climb and repel from more than 20 feet above deck. Catch this rare birds-eye view of the ship on Norwegian Gem.
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Tradewinds Tax & Duty-Free

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Clothes, watches, jewellry, souvenirs and many other pleasant tax and duty free goods.
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Hair Salon

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Your hair will always be perfect
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Video Arcade

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Stop by the video arcade and capture a few aliens, win a car race, play pinball and fly a jet fighter. Anything is possible
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The Private Courtyard

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Your enclave awaits. Settle into your luxurious suite with a large balcony. Enjoy the privacy of The Haven Courtyard with a private pool. And call upon your certified butler anytime - day or night.
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Sake Bar

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Savour a variety of sakes in this cosy bar in the Orchid Garden Restaurant.
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Spa Salon

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The Thermal Suite offers a unique experience benefiting the mind and body, from the weightlessness effect of water in the Thalasso Therapy Pool* to the gentle, radiant warmth of heated mosaic loung...