Welcome aboard one of the most thrilling holiday experiences at sea. Like a floating five star hotel, the Norwegian Gem will show you excellent service, comfortable accommodation and a delightful culinary range that will keep you satisfied throughout your trip. And to top it all off, the cruise is family-friendly, with plenty to do for your young ones, whether they’re tots or teens, or any age between.
One the highest-rated cruises on CruiseCritic, Norwegian Gem has a little bit of everything. The public areas have been newly designed, as have the Haven spaces, with elegant and modern decor. So whether you’re on the hunt for some culture, or simply looking to relax poolside, Norwegian Gem is an ideal cruise for young newcomers and cruising veterans alike.
There’s plenty of accommodation to peruse, for a range of budgets and tastes. From intimate inside cabins to the exquisite Haven penthouses boasting round-the-clock butler service, be prepared for spaciousness, comfort, excellent amenities and a home away from home. Cuisine and Dining The Norwegian Gem welcomes you to two main dining venues (the Grand Pacific and the Magenta, both with top menus styled by expert chefs) plus a buffet and a host of less formal options including grill houses, coffee shops and to-go choices. Perhaps you’ll be in the mood for a hot air balloon-themed drink at the Bali Hai, or some Asian fusion at the Orchid Garden. Or a good old-fashioned burger at Topsiders. Whatever floats your boat, there’s plenty aboard the Norwegian Gem to keep you satiated.
The nightlife will have you up until the early hours with nightspots such as Bliss Ultra Lounge & Night Club, with its sophisticated bar area and jazzy lounge. Or sing your heart out to some country classics at Blazing Boots - a tribute to pop country that showcases talent from Luke Bryan to Shania Twain and Taylor Swift. Or be dazzled by six time Tony nominated and international musical hit, SWING! Be transported at the Stardust Theatre into the jazz era of the 30s and 40s, dancing along to Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Benny Goodman. Or finally, laugh your head off at the brilliant stylings of the Second City improv troupe.
Recharge your batteries at the luxurious Mandara Spa®. With over 50 expert treatments on offer and an expert staff of massage therapists, you won’t be short of choice. Then get all steamy in the Thermal Suite, feel weightless in the Thalassotherapy Pool or let go in one of the soothing heated lounge chairs. And for those who really want to earn their relaxation, why not shoot some hoops or smash some backhands at the enclosed, outdoor Basketball/Volleyball/Tennis Court. And for those who prefer to go it solo, there’s a jogging track, and Body Waves Fitness Centre contains a fully equipped gym and daily aerobics/fitness classes.
Browse through Norwegian Gem's Art Gallery of original works for sale by a variety of well-known artists and hand-chosen local talent. Or try your luck at the outrageous, circus-themed Gem Club Casino. Just remember to blow on the dice before you throw. Take a dip in any of the six hot tubs located throughout the ship, or grab a good read out of the ship’s extensive library.
Norwegian Gem is a family-friendly cruise. Your kids can experience the life aquatic at Splash Academy, with interactive games and an arts and crafts area, or the Kids’ Pool if they’re slightly smaller. And you can have plenty of time with them, in addition to some relaxed time with just the adults. It’s your holiday, tailored to your needs.